Since 1992 I have taught a wide variety of journalism courses and advised student-run
newspapers. After teaching and advising at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and
Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska, in 1997 I came to SUNY Plattsburgh. Prior to
teaching and advising, I worked throughout New England and in Florida as a reporter,
editor and photographer for several community newspapers and a news magazine. I am
currently working on a book about food that encompasses all the things that concern
me when purchasing it: health and nutrition, the environment, sustainability, business,
politics, labor practices, and social justice.
Adviser to Cardinal Points when it was named All American 16 times: Fall ’00, Spring ’01, Fall ’01, Fall ’02,
Fall ’03, Spring ’04, Spring ’05, Fall ‘08, Spring ’09, Fall ’09, Fall ’10, Spring
’11, Spring ’12, Spring ’14, Spring ‘16, and Spring ‘18.
Adviser to Cardinal Points when it was inducted into the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame at the National
College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky., in 2010.
Adviser to Cardinal Points when it was named a Pacemaker Finalist for the 2006–07 academic year. It was one
of only 55 college newspapers in North America to receive this award that year. The
Pacemaker is the highest award given to college media; it is considered the collegiate
equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.
Recipient of a New York Press Association Foundation (NYPA) grant for a Media Ethics
and Law Conference Series that I started and served as lead organizer, 2006–2008.
Recipient of a 2004 Louis Ingelhart First Amendment Award from the College Media Association.
Adviser to Cardinal Points when it was awarded First Place for General Excellence in the 1998, 2001 and 2011
NYPA Better College Newspaper.