I was born in Texas, raised in West Virginia, and educated in Pennsylvania (Mercersburg Academy for HS, Bucknell B.A., Villanova M.A., Temple Ph.D.). I was fortunate to live in Paris for some years, and now I'm even more fortunate to call Baltimore my home. I have strong opinions about Bianchi bicycles, Jeeps, wine, and inclusive pedagogy.  A former student of mine drew the above picture, and it is framed in my home.