AARON JOHN BARLOW
PH.D. IN ENGLISH. The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1988.
Dissertation: “Politics, Reality, and Religion in Philip K. Dick’s Fiction.”
Brooks Landon, Director.
British and American Novel, 1914-1945;
American Literature to 1914;
American Short Story.
M.A. IN ENGLISH. The University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA. 1983.
B.A. IN PHILOSOPHY. Beloit College. Beloit, WI. 1973.
Professor of English, New York City College of Technology (CUNY), 2016-current. Associate Professor, 2012-2016. Assistant Professor, 2006-2012.
Faculty Editor, Academe, the magazine of the American Association of University Professors, Washington, DC, 2012-2018; Executive Editor of the Academe blog, 2012-2016, Editor, 2018-2021, and freelance contributor to Salon and The Public Eye, 2012-2017.
Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2006.
Co-Founder and Manager, Shakespeare’s Sister Café and Gift Store, Brooklyn, NY, 1994-2008. The venue included a performance space hosting music and readings and, over the 14 years, more than 100 art exhibits.
Dean of the Upper School, Brooklyn Friends School, Brooklyn, NY, 1992-1993.
Peace Corps Volunteer for Animal Traction with secondary project in Reforestation, Togo, West Africa, 1988-1990.
Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa, 1985-1987.
Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College, Catholic University of America, George Washington University, Long Island University, New York City College of Technology, Pratt Institute and Southeastern University at various times from 1990 until 2004.
Significant earlier activities include teaching at a Quaker boarding school (Psychology and Graphic Arts); handling inventory control and domestic purchasing for an import house; writing/editing for various publications; printing books of poetry using letterpress technology; working as a letterpress printer; and developing, printing and exhibiting my own photography.
Fellowships and Awards
Commendation on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps for One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo, United States House of Representatives, 2011.
Silver Medal, Travel Essay, 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards. For One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo.
Fellow, Punch Sulzberger Leadership Program at the Columbia School of Journalism, New York, NY. 2007.
Senior Fulbright Fellowship as a Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Ouagadougou, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa, 1985-1986. Renewed 1986-1987.
Pop Goes the Decade: The Sixties. With Martin Kich. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press. Forthcoming 2020.
Nothing Is Revealed: An Intimate Look Back at 1968. Independently published, 2019.
The Depression Era: A Historical Exploration of Literature. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2016.
The Cult of Individualism: A History of an Enduring American Myth. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2013.
Beyond the Blogosphere: Information and Its Children. With Robert Leston. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2012.
Quentin Tarantino: Life at the Extremes. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2010. Also in Romanian as Quentin Tarantino: viaţa la extreme. Bucharest: IBU Publishing, 2011.
Blogging America: The New Public Sphere. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2008.
The Rise of the Blogosphere. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007.
The DVD Revolution: Movies, Culture and Technology. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2005.
Cuánto te Asusta el Caos?: Política, Religión y Filosofía en la obra de Philip K. Dick. Translated by Eva Verloop Van der Meij. Granada, Spain: Grupo Editorial AJEC, 2003. 2nd Edition, 2004.
The Manhattan Project and the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb: The Essential Reference Guide Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. 2019.
The 25 Most Influential American Sitcoms. With Laura Westengard. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2018.
Doughboys on the Western Front: American Soldiers in the Great War. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2016.
Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishers, 2014. 2 volumes.
One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories. Palo Alto, CA: Travelers’ Tales, 2011.
“Skipping The Dark Fantastic: Race and Class as Catalysts for Obscuring a Novel” In The Routledge Companion to Literature and Class, Gloria McMillan. New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2020.
“Bizzaro Arkham, Bizarro World: The Looking Glass Looks Back.” In Welcome to Arkham Asylum: Essays on Psychiatry and the Gotham City Institution, Sharon Packer, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2019.
“I Love Lucy: An Appreciation.” In The 25 Most Influential American Sitcoms, Laura Westengard and Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2018.
“Leave It to Beaver: The Long and Memorable Life of Eddie Haskell.” In The 25 Most Influential American Sitcoms, Laura Westengard and Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2018.
“Lights Out in the Newsroom: The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s WJM and the Decline of Television News.” In The 25 Most Influential American Sitcoms, Laura Westengard and Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2018.
“Ellen: America’s Coming Out Party.” With Laura Westengard. In The 25 Most Influential American Sitcoms, Laura Westengard and Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2018.
“Implications of Re-Defining ‘Working Class’ in the Urban Composition Classroom.” With Patrick Corbett. In Pedagogy and the Working Class, William H. Thelin and Genesea Carter, ed.: Utah State University Press, 2017.
“’Believing a Thing’: Sanity and Perception in Philip K. Dick’s Clans of the Alphane Moon—and Beyond,” In Mental Illness in American Culture, Sharon Packer, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2017.
“The Limits of Ownership.” In Cultures of Copyright, Danielle Nicole DeVoss and Marine Courant Rife, ed. Vol, 4 in the Communication Law series, Susan Drucker, general editor. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
“Taking IP Digital.” In Cultures of Copyright, Danielle Nicole DeVoss and Marine Courant Rife, ed. Vol, 4 in the Communication Law series, Susan Drucker, general editor. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
“From Conrad Veidt to Christoph Waltz: The Nazi in American Film.” In A History of Evil in Popular Culture: What Hannibal Lecter, Stephen King, and Vampires Reveal About America, Sharon Packer and Jody Pennington, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
“DeFacing Race: Quentin Tarantino and the Use of a Racial Vulgarity.” In Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity, Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
“Lessons from Chaplin: Breaking the Arc of a Career.” In Star Power: On the Impact of Branded Celebrity, Aaron Barlow, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
“Another Colonialist Tool?” In Invasion of the MOOCs: The Promises and Perils of Massive Open Online Courses, Steven Krause and Charles Lowe, ed. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, March 2014.
“If We Own It, We Can Destroy It: Fahrenheit 451 and Intellectual Property.” Critical Insights: Fahrenheit 451, Rafeeq McGiveron, ed. Amenia, NY: Salem Press/Grey House Publishing, 2013.
“Loss in the Language of Tomorrow: Journeying through Tucson on the way to ‘Usher II.’ In Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars, Gloria McMillan, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
“Android Dreams and Human Imaginings.” In Critical Insights: Technology and Humanity. Carol Colatrella, ed. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012.
“The Pride and Reward of Falsification: Post-Objectivity as Post-Responsibility.” News with a View: Essays on the Eclipse of Objectivity in Modern Journalism. Burton Saint John and Kirsten Johnson, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
“’If It Sucks, It’s Your Fault’: Joss Whedon and the Empowerment of Fans.” In Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream. Bob Batchelor, ed. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011.
“The Citizen Journalist as Gatekeeper: A Critical Evolution from the Public Journalism Movement.” Public Journalism 2.0. Burton Saint John and Jack Rosenberry, Ed. New York: Routledge, 2010.
“Seeing the Unseen: Is New-Media Journalism Reshaping Questions of Race?” With Ann Seaton. Web Journalism: A New Form of Citizenship? Sean Tunney and Garrett Monaghan, ed. Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 2009.
“The Greatest Cowboy Star You’ve Never Heard Of: Yakima Canutt and Creation of the Image Creating Fame.” Film and Television Stardom: An Anthology. Kylo Hart, ed. Middlesex, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
“La que está cayendo: lecciones para el mundo posterior al 11-S en la obra breve de Philip K. Dick.” Arturo Villarrubia, trans. Arturo Villarrubia and Alberto García-Teresa, ed. Jabberwock. Anuario de ensayo fantastic, vol. 2. Madrid: Bibliópolis, 2007.
“Reel Frogs and Imaginary Cities: The Influences of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick on the Contemporary Science Fiction Movie.” The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic. Will Brooker, ed. London: Wallflower Press, 2005.
“Victimized Victimizers: Philip K. Dick’s Androids.” In Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Ed., Judith Kerman. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1991.
“Review of Caws, Mary Ann, Creative gatherings: Meeting Places of Modernism,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, forthcoming, 2020.
“Review of Martin, Christopher R. No longer newsworthy: how the mainstream media abandoned the working class,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, September 2019, Vol. 57, No. 1.
“Review of Ford, Jane and Alexandra Gray, ed., Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, July 2019, Vol. 56, No. 11.
“Review of McKinley, Maggie, Understanding Norman Mailer,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2018, Vol. 55, No. 10.
“Review of Bateman, Benjamin, The Modernist Art of Queer Survival.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April 2018, Vol. 55, No. 8.
“Review of Eburne, Jonathan and Benjamin Schreier, eds., The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, October 2017, Vol. 55, No. 2.
“Review of Sherry, Vincent, ed., The Cambridge History of Modernism.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, July 2017, Vol. 54, No. 11.
“Review of Stanky, Peter, Edward Upward.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April 2017, Vol. 54, No. 8.
“Review of Harris, Donal, On Company Time.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, March 2017, Vol. 54, No. 7.
“Review of Lurz, John, The Death of the Book.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, January 2017, Vol. 54, No. 5.
“Review of Latham, Sean. Modernism: Evolution of an Idea.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, July 2016, Vol. 53, No. 11.
“Book Review: Slow Professor; Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber.” The Academe Blog. May 15, 2006.
“Review of Davis, Thomas, The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, May 2016, Vol. 53, No. 9.
“Review of Mead, Henry, T. E. Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, February 2016, Vol. 53, No. 6.
“Review of Herrera, Brian, Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U.S. Popular Performance.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, January 2016, Vol. 53, No. 5.
“Review of O’Gorman, Francis, Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, December 2015, Vol. 53, No. 4.
“Technology in American Education: A Review of Ferster, Bill, Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology.” Academe, Vol. 100, No. 3, May/June 2015.
“Review of Hinojosa, Lynn, Puritanism and the Modernist Novel.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, September 2015, Vol. 53, No. 1.
“Review of Castronovo, Russ, Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks, and Revolutionary Communications in Early America.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, April 2015, Vol. 52, No. 8.
“Review of Feldman, Matthew, Henry Mead, and Erik Tonning, Broadcasting in the Modernist Era.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, January 2015, Vol. 52, No. 5.
“The Scholar Who Japed: A Review of Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World by Kembrew McLeod.” The Popular Culture Studies Journal. Volume 2, Numbers 1 & 2, 2014.
“Review of Ferrence, Matthew J, All-American redneck: variations on an icon, from James Fenimore Cooper to the Dixie Chicks.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, August 2014, vol 51, no. 12. 2014.
“Review of Backus, Margot, Scandal Work: James Joyce, the New Journalism and the Home Rule Newspaper Wars,” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, May 2014, Vol 51, No. 9.
“Review of Garrington, Abbie, Haptic modernism: touch and the tactile in modernist writing and Halliday, Sam, Sonic modernity: representing sound in literature, culture and the arts.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, December 2013, vol. 51 no. 04.
“Review of Waisbord, Silvio, Reinventing professionalism: journalism and news in global perspective.” CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, June 2013, vol. 50 no. 10.
“Review of Mosser, Jason, The participatory journalism of Michael Herr, Norman Mailer, Hunter S. Thompson, and Joan Didion: creating new reporting styles. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, February 2013, vol. 50 no. 6.
“Book Review: Making it in the Political Blogosphere: The World’s Top Political Bloggers Share the Secrets to Success by Tanni Haas.” For Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 13 (6), August 2012. 825-826.
Contributor to “What Kevin Carey Got Right (and Wrong)” by Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed, April 10, 2019.
“From the Editor: ‘Others on Campus,’” Academe, Sept/Oct 2018.
“Stop Disparaging Professors. They Work for a Better America.” Houston Chronicle, August 30, 2018.
“From the Editor: ‘But Let Us Cultivate Our Garden,’” Academe, May/June 2018.
“Fighting Fire with Fire,” Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 46, No. 3, April-June 2018.
“From the Editor: The New Reality,” Academe, Jan/Feb 2018.
“From the Editor: The Divided University,” Academe, Nov/Dec 2017.
“From the Editor: In the Crosshairs,” Academe, Sept/Oct 2017.
“A Lesson on Hatred from the Annals of Logan County History.” Bellefontaine Examiner, Bellefontaine, OH, August 30, 2017.
“The Triumph of the Lie: How Honesty and Morality Died in Right-Wing Politics.” The Public Eye Magazine, Summer 2017.
“From the Editor: Activism 2017,” Academe, Jan/Feb 2017.
“Donald Trump is a big fat liar—and the unquestioned heir to 50 years of GOP whoppers,” Salon, Oct. 16, 2016.
“From the Editor: The Annexation of Academia,” Academe, Sept/Oct 2016.
“Donald Trump is a chicken-hawk and a hypocrite: The real story about Vietnam and the draft,” Salon, June 4, 2016.
“David Brooks will never get it: After getting Trump and GOP wrong, now he has a new crusade,” Salon, May 10, 2016.
“From the Editor: “A Hundred Miles Down the Road,” Academe, May/June 2016.
“David Brooks has driven me mad: His wacky New York Times mea culpa is a master troll’s finest moment yet,” Salon, April 30, 2016.
“Let’s thank Donald Trump: The Ivy League, the 1 percent and the education horror brought forward by his racist campaign,” Salon, April 16, 2016.
“Donald Trump’s disastrous free ride: Finally, The New York Times commands the obvious,” Salon, April 9, 2016.
“David Brooks, sad and deluded, just keeps trying: Bless his heart, but he lost his mind again today,” Salon, March 25, 2016.
“Donald Trump’s the ultimate baby boomer: How boomer entitlement and Hollywood explain the GOP front-runner,” Salon, March 22, 2016.
“This is why Donald Trump’s winning: The GOP thinks their base is backward — now they’re showing them who’s in charge,” Salon, March 13, 2016.
“How Donald Trump blindsided the GOP: Inside the uprising the establishment never imagined — and didn’t see coming,” Salon, March 3, 2016.
“David Brooks has lost his mind, again: Everything he doesn’t understand about the GOP and Donald Trump’s new ‘movement,’” Salon, March 1, 2016.
“This is a war for America’s soul: Donald Trump reflects frustrations of an embittered white America,” Salon, February 27, 2016.
“This is how to understand Donald Trump: The frustration he taps into is as old as America,” Salon, February 21, 2016.
“David Brooks begins a conservative 12-step program — after eight years of giving right-wing looniness the cover of his respectability,” Salon, February 9, 2016.
“David Brooks gets this wrong, too: He misses his own complicity in letting the GOP run off the rails,” Salon, January 22, 2016.
“From the Editor: Spotlighting the Faculty,” Academe, Jan/Feb 2016.
“The AAUP in the Digital Universe(ity).” Academe, November/December, 2015.
“From the Editor: The AAUP’s Second Century.” Academe, November/December 2015.
“From the Editor: Sharpening Our Professional Focus.” Academe, Sept/Oct 2015.
“From the Editor: ‘I’ll Tell It and Think It and Speak It and Breathe It.” Academe, May/June 2015.
“David Brooks’ Baltimore Column Might Be his Dumbest of the Year (We Didn’t Think It Was Possible, Either).” Salon, May 1, 2015.
“David Brooks Has a Bill Maher Problem: More Smug, Sanctimonious Nonsense from NYT’s Laziest Columnist.” Salon, January 9, 2015.
“From the Editor: Reclaiming the Narrative.” Academe, Nov/Dec 2014
“From the Editor: The Professional Nitty Gritty.” Academe, May/June 2014.
“David Brooks Is Still Really Bad at his Job.” Salon, May 9, 2014..
“David Brooks Couldn’t Be More Wrong: What the New York Times Still Doesn’t Get about Education ‘Reform.’” Salon, April 21, 2014.
“From the Editor: In the Spirit of John Dewey.” Academe, Jan/Feb 2014.
“From the Editor: ‘Good-Bye, Teacher… ‘” Academe, Sept/Oct 2013.
“From the Editor: Power and Competence.” Academe, May/June 2013.
“From the Editor: Pictures of an Education.” Academe, Jan/Feb 2013.
“Nothing New: A Small Enterprise Development Project in West Africa.” With Bronwyn Hughes. ePluribus Media, August 30, 2007.
“Corporate Responsibility: The Case of Big Tobacco.” ePluribus Media, October 10, 2006.
“The Art of the Slur: From Joe McCarthy to David Horowitz.” The Public Eye Magazine, Fall 2006.
Baking It In: Sexual Harassment and Cultural Change in Writing Studies. Patricia Ericson, Aaron Barlow, et al, ed. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Pres, forthcoming 2010.
“Past Burying.” Out of Many: Multiplicity and Divisions in America Today, Camille Goodison, ed. Redux Consortium/Cat in the Sun Press, 2018.
Unfolding. Intermezzo, July 2016. “Intermezzo is a series dedicated to publishing essays that are too long for journal publication but too short to be a monograph. Published by enculturation, the series asks writers to consider a variety of topics from within and without academia and also to be creative in doing so. Authors are encouraged to experiment with form, style, content, and approach in order to break down the barrier between the scholarly and the creative.”
“Penne for My Thoughts: A Short Fiction.” One Flew East. July 16, 2016.
“PLTL in the Developmental Writing Program.” With A.E. Dreyfuss, Jennifer Sears, Amelise Bonhomme, Renee Clarke, Sung Soo Moon, Jodi-Ann Young, & Lori Younge. Proceedings of the The Peer-Led Team Learning International Society, May 17-19, 2012, NYCCT, Brooklyn, NY. April 2014.
“Not Just Writing Writ Large: Printing as the Greatest Invention of Any Age.” Enduring Questions: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from ABC-CLIO, 2012.
“On Philip K. Dick’s ‘Faith of Our Fathers.” Otaku 25, July 2012. 4-5.
“And So the Story Ends, We’re Told.” A short story. eFiction Magazine, No. 24, March 2012, 128-145.
“There Is No Such Thing as the American Pastime—and There Never Has Been.” Enduring Questions: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from ABC-CLIO, 2011.
“Cultural Strengthening: How the Internet Most Affects the Life of the Common Person.” Enduring Questions: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from ABC-CLIO, 2011.
“Elephant Morning.” In One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories. Palo Alto, CA: Travelers’ Tales, 2011. Ed. Aaron Barlow.
“The ‘Fair Use’ Challenge.” The CCCC-IP Annual: Top Intellectual Property Developments of 2010. Clancy Ratliff, ed. Urbana: IL, National Council of Teachers of English, 2011. 23-25.
“Belief Behind It All: Why Science and Religion Complement Each Other” for Daily Life Online: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from Greenwood Press, 2010.
“The Revenge of the ‘Niche’: Subcultures in the Mainstream” for Daily Life Online: A Suite of Electronic Social History Products from Greenwood Press, 2010.
“The Impact of the DVD.” Battleground: The Media. Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
”The Blog in Contemporary Politics.” Battleground: The Media. Greenwood Publishing, 2007.
“Cuánto te asusta el Caos… ?: Introducción a la obra y filosofía de Philip K. Dick.” Translated by Diana Catalán Ruescas. VALIS: Ciencia Ficción y Fantasía 10, 2001.
“Is Jerry Farber’s 1967 Polemic on Student Rights Still Relevant?” Presented at the AAUP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 15, 2017.
“Academic Pathways: A Critical Review (CUNY).” Presented at the AAUP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 16, 2017.
“Legacy of a Lynching: Social Justice in First-Year Composition.” Presented at the AAUP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 17, 2016.
“Workshop for Potential Contributors to Academe and the Academe Blog.” Presented at the AAUP Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 17, 2016.
“Academic Freedom Isn’t for Me.” Presented as part of the panel “Versions of Academic Freedom” at the AAUP Conference on the State of Higher Education, Washington, DC, June 11, 2015.
“Devices in the Classroom: How Open Should We Be?” Presented as part of the panel “Students Online at the University: Legal, Ethical & Pedagogical Issues” at the CUNY Annual IT Conference, New York, December 5, 2014.
“The Bearable Light of Openness: Renovating Obsolete Peer Review Bottlenecks.” Presented as part of the panel “The Future of Peer Review” at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, January 5, 2012.
“Lying for Fun and Profit.” Presented as part of the panel “Reclaiming Our Spaces: Accessibility and the Public University” at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, April 8, 2011.
“Class, the Machine, and Thoreau.” Presented at ‘Race and the Pastoral: Interrogation, Conversation, Performance, Play,’ a conference at Bard College, May 8, 2010.
“’Stuck in the Middle’: Dance, Movement, and Reservoir Dogs.” Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 2009.
“Can We Ditch the Amateur/Professional Distinction in News?” Southern States Communication Association Annual Meeting. Norfolk, VA. April 2009.
“Exploding the Monolith: The Value of Teaching Appalachian Literature in Inner-City Environments.” Appalachian Studies Association Annual Conference, Portsmouth, OH. March 2009.
“The Rise of Process as Product.” New Jersey College English Association Annual Conference, South Orange, NJ. March 2009.
“A Tale of Two Prefaces: Joel Barlow and Walt Whitman.” CUNY IT Conference, New York, NY. November 2008.
“Academic Freedom and Student Rights in Politicized Institutions.” Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2008.
“Open Sourcing Beyond the Machine: Proprietary Walls Ain’t Just Technological.” Computers & Writing Annual Conference, Athens, GA. May 2008.
Invited Panelist, “Why I Teach and Why It Matters.” NEA-AFT Higher Education Joint Conference, Washington, DC. March 2008.
“How the West Was Changed: Degradation of the Townspeople after World War II in the American Western.” Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 2008.
Created and chaired the panel, “Up from the Streets: Melding Diversity Through Technology in the Writing Classroom.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, New York, NY, November 2007.
“Academic 2.0: Moving Web Skills into the Classroom,” Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, New York, NY, November 2007.
“Citizen Journalism: Web Communities, Physical Communities,” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, May 2007.
Roundtable Participant: “Orality and Literacy: The Next 25 Years,” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Wayne State University, May 2007.
Roundtable Participant: “The Place Where We Dwell: Reading, Writing, and Surfing the City,” Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, May 2007.
Academic Freedom: Changing Realities, a series of three lectures headlining the Dean Shirley Anderson Winter Conference at Portland Community College, Portland, OR in February 2007: “Faculty Rights and Responsibilities: Academic Freedom in a Changing Cultural Climate”; “Academic Freedom: Students, the Institution, and the First Amendment”; “The Faculty, the Web, and the People: Academic Freedom in the New Public Sphere.”
“Quick Response Teams: Writing Students, Their Blogs, and Their Audiences.” Presented at the Computers and Writing Annual Conference, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, May 2006.
“The Greatest Cowboy Star Ever or ‘Have You Heard of Yakima Canutt?’” Presented at the Media Stardom Conference, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NY, October 2005.
“My Bad: Questions of Race and Class in Freeway, 8 Mile, and Barbershop.” Presented at the Center for Working Class Studies Annual Conference, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, May 2005.
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH. New York City College of Technology (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY. 2016-Present. Associate Professor, 2012-2016. Assistant Professor, 2006-2012.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH. Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA. 2004-2006.
LECTURER. The University of Ouagadougou. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 1985-1987.
Undergraduate Literature: American Literature surveys, both two-semester (each part) and single-semester, Introduction to Literature, Narrative Literature, Appalachian Literature, Medieval and Renaissance Literature, World Literature from the Renaissance, English Poetry from 1798 to 1939, The History of Science Fiction, A Science Fiction Spectrum, Sports Literature, Literature and Film, Early English Literature, English Literature from the 18th Century On, Single Author: Philip K. Dick, Single-Author: John Le Carré.
Graduate Literature: Seminar: The Hardboiled Detective, American Poetry, American Drama, The American Novel, The American Short Story.
Developmental Composition: Developmental Writing I and II, Discovering Identity: Reading and Writing in Preparation for College English.
Undergraduate Composition: First Year Composition I, First Year Composition II (Composition for Literature), Essay Writing, Business Writing, Technical Writing, Language and Thinking, Specialized Communication for Technology Students.
Undergraduate Media/Journalism: Introduction to Journalism, Desk Top Publishing.
Graduate Media/Journalism: Classroom Blogs and Citizen Journalism.
Non-Degree: A 12-Hour, 4-session short course in Technical Writing for the New York City Department of Buildings Forensic Engineering Unit.
Major Administrative Assignments
Member, City Tech English Department Appointments Committee, 2009-2013; 2017-2018.
Program Director, Liberal Arts and Arts Associate Degree Program, 2011-2015. Program Director, Liberal Arts and Arts and Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate Degree Programs, 2016-2017.