B.A., Northern Illinois University; M.F.A., University of Miami
Teaching and Research Interests
- Fiction and Creative Nonfiction
- Pirates You Don't Know, and Other Adventures in the Examined Life: Collected Essays, University of Georgia Press (Spring 2014).
- Herrin: The Brief History of an Infamous American City (2010; nonfiction).
- A Democracy of Ghosts (novel; 2010) ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, 2010.
- The Education of Oronte Churm. Paid blog at Inside Higher Ed, since 2006.