My primary pedagogical focus and personal interest is 100 and 200-level composition--courses that instruct and encourage students who are often new to college writing--and introduction to literature courses that explore and analyze ethnic and cultural issues and the "American experience." I also enjoy children's literature, memoir writing, Indonesian gamelan, photography and origami. I have lived in Hawai‘i since 1984.
Excellence in Teaching, 2005
MA, English, University of Hawaii at Manoa
BA, History, University of Minnesota
BS, Social Studies, University of Minnesota