Professional History


Ph.D. in English, 1979, University of Virginia
     Thesis: The Frontier Self: Freedom and Its Limitations
     Director: David Levin
M.A. in English, 1975, University of Virginia
A.B. in Modern Thought and Literature, 1974, Stanford University


1997-present: Professor of English and American Studies, Utah State University
1997-present: Director, Graduate American Studies, Utah State University
1997-2013: Editor, Western American Literature
1995-97: Class of 1938 Professorship, University of New Hampshire
1986-88: Director of Graduate Studies, University of New Hampshire
1992-97: Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
1978-1992: Assistant, then Associate, Professor of English, UNH