I am the Dean of the College of Humanities, Sciences, and Business *and* a Professor of English at Converse College, where I specialize in 20th and 21st Century American literature. I love to run. I’m a crime fiction junkie, a rabid Steeler fan, a decent fantasy football manager, and can put together a respectable March Madness bracket. For a while, I was a contributing writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education blog ProfHacker (my posts are archived here). In my spare time, you can find me running and probably listening to an audiobook, walking my dog, feeding a cat or two, or, just maybe, taking a nap.