* Recently retired from Orange Coast College, having taught English as a full-time faculty member before becoming a Dean, then Vice President, and eventually President of the college.
* Author or co-author of several college English textbooks (see below) and other publications.
* Interests include bird-watching, camping and hiking, studying mollusks, and shell collecting.
Four in One: Rhetoric, Reader, Research Guide, and Handbook. 5th ed. With Edward A. Dornan. Pearson: 2011.
The Brief English Handbook. 9th ed. With Edward A. Dornan. Longman: 2010.
Distinguishing Words: Vocabulary for Reading, Writing, and Thinking. Longman: 2003.
Writing the Modern Research Paper. 4th ed. Pearson/Longman: 2003.
The Resourceful Writer. 4th ed. With William Barnwell. Houghton Mifflin: 1999.