I was born in Texas, raised in West Virginia, and educated in Pennsylvania (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. My fiancé's weenie dogs (sorry, "our" weenie dogs) have strong feelings about most things, too, and I'm certain if I went to South America and took ayahuasca, they would wind up appearing as my "precious baby angel" spirit animals. A former student of mine drew the above picture, and it is framed in my home.