I learned to read through comics and that eventuated in an M.A. in English from Columbia and a PhD in comparative literature from Stony Brook. I have permanent teaching licenses in English 7–12 and social studies, as well as a permanent license in school district administration.
I have 30 years of teaching experience, approximately seven at the secondary school level. I have taught virtually every literature course imaginable. My current affiliation is the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. I also write the Revolutionary Learning blog, and consult. I founded an award-winning online writing lab and the Center for Game and Simulation Based Learning.
I am a fan of the New York Yankees and my little pug named Roderick.