B.A. in communications and philosophy from Wheaton College (IL); M.A. in teaching English from Columbia College Chicago; studied at Bread Loaf School of English; currently in an online MFA program (University of Texas at El Paso); published Any Day is Father's Day (available on Amazon.com); published several textbooks for college writing including the grammar guide iGrammar. Am a published poet. Worked as a professional actor in Chicago and Harrisburg for a short time. Am a serious tennis player (4.0-4.5); basketball player, and runner. A lot of experience with American literature; British literature; university offerings in creative writing.