BA Atlantic Union College
MDiv Andrews University
MA University of Massachusetts/Boston
ABD Western Michigan University
The best teachers I had created in me a deep fascination for academic study because they stressed the interplay of ideas. It is this interplay that I try to bring to the classes I teach. While I am broadly interested in the areas of theology, philosophy, history and literature, my specific intellectual interests lie in the intersection of religion and literature.
I have taught the following courses:
Baseball Literature (team-taught with history colleague)
Approaches to Literature
Major Author: Thoreau
American Literature I
English Literature I (Renaissance Section)
Literature of Love (team-taught with wife, Meredith)
C.S. Lewis (team-taught with wife, Meredith)
When not teaching, I enjoy life at home with my wife, Meredith, which revolves around reading (we should open a bookstore), poking around in antique shops (looking for another copy of the Constitution) and watching baseball (the Chicago Cubs--her team, and the Boston Red Sox--my team) and pondering the meaning of baseball suffering and redemption. Our adult son, Jeremy, is currently studying in Europe. His interest is in the history of math and science.