School of Arts and Sciences
Professor Emeritus, English
- Medieval Literature
- Clare College courses
- English required courses and electives
- Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977.
- M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1965.
- B.A., St. Mary's College of California, 1964.
- Faculty member 1965 to present
- Alumni Reunion Committee: 26 years
- Arts Undecided Advisor: approximately 15 years
- Director Freshman Composition: 30 years
- Director Learning/Teaching Fellows (2004)
- Campus Ministry Council: three years
- Clare College Advisory Council: five years
- Coordinator Core Curriculum (Clare College) Composition and Critical Thinking: three years
- Chair Intellectual Journey Assessment Committee: one year
- Chair University Curriculum Committee: three years
- Director of St. Bonaventure University Study in Italy Program: 2003-present
- English Department Curriculum Committee: six years
- Faculty Senator: fifteen years
- Higher Education Opportunity Program Advisory Committee: two years
- Middle States Evaluation Committees
- Honor Council: three years
- University Athletic Board
- University Computer Committee
- University Finance Committee: five years
- University Compensation Committee: eight years
- Men’s Varsity Tennis Coach (NCAA Division I): 30 years
- Founder and Women’s Varsity Tennis Coach (NCAA Division I): 21 years
- Founder and Director of The St. Bonaventure Study in Italy Program (2004)
- Initiator of St. Bonaventure affiliation with Academic Centers Abroad: Perugia, Florence, Rome, Barcelona (2005)
- Inducted into the St. Bonaventure Athletic Hall of Fame: 2003
- Received the University Excellence in Service Award: 2008
Scholarly and Professional Activities
- “Using Word Perfect in Freshman Composition” at the New York State College English Conference.
- “Contemporary Business Writing.” The International Management Council.
- “Freshman English: New Horizons for the Same Old Syndrome.” The Four College Workshop.
- “The Coincidence of Opposites in Chaucer.” Submitted to The Medieval Conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
- “The Multiple Personae of Chaucer’s Host in The Canterbury Tales.”
- “Choosing the Right Software for a Course in Computer Assisted Composition.”
- “Caedmon’s Genesis.” Plymouth, New Hampshire Medieval Conference.
- “Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Sad.” A Poor Man’s Legacy: An Anthology of Franciscan Poetry.
- “Painting without Canvas” the Ms version of Robert M. Stewart’s (O.F.M.) Making Peace with Cancer: A Franciscan Journey.
- “An Introduction to MLA Documentation” for Holt/Rhinehart Winston
- Untitled MS on Freshman Composition for Houghton Mifflin.
- John Fleming the keynote speaker at The Franciscan Institute’s “Celebration of Fifty Years of Teaching, Research, and Publication.”
- “The Relationship between Writer and Audience in Medieval Literature.” The New York State College English Conference.
- The Centre for Medieval Studies annual conferences. Toronto, Canada
- The Annual Medieval and Renaissance Conference , Kalamazoo, Michigan
- The Medieval Conference, Plymouth, New Hampshire
- The Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conferences
- The Four College Consortium Annual Meetings
- The New York State College English Conference
“Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.”
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS/PROJECTS
Antifraternalism in 14th C. England.
PERSONAL INTERESTS/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
- Cattaraugus County Task Force on Youth: two years.
- Licensed New York State Emergency Medical Technician: five years.
- Director of CCD at St. John’s Parish: five years.
- Special Olympics Committee Chairman: one year.
- United States Tennis Association Clinician: 12 years