Office: Seton 535
Hello, I grew up in Halifax, am a SMU alumnus, and dog lover (I have a Newfoundland named Bijou). My career path may have been decided early on when my Grade 2 teacher kept me after school to ensure that I fully understood the difference between our and are. Thank you, Mrs. Brownell. I am a good swimmer, bad golfer, mediocre skier, and fine cook. I cheer for the Habs and Yankees–don’t hate me. Favourite cities: Boston and San Francisco. Lately, my reading list includes hard-boiled, noirish fiction. My playlist is full of tunes from David Bowie, The Pixies, Sleater-Kinney, and Radiohead. A 5K run through the park is my speciality. My teaching interests are mainly centred upon English 1170, 1171, and 2220 (online). My classes are live and interactive. There is plenty of discussion, group work tasks, and a strong writing component in my courses. My approach in both the real and virtual classroom is to provide a positive and challenging learning environment for students.