Selected Writings

Bozo the Clown: An Icon as American as an Apple Pie in the Face (CUNY Academic Works)

Teaching a Course as a Narrative Arc, Faculty Focus, Aug. 31, 2022

Grading and Chaos Theory: Frustrations and Exhilarations of Parsing Motivating Factors, Faculty Focus, May 26, 2021

Will My Students Learn Better If I am a Monkey Wrench in the System or a Cog, Adjunct Nation, Dec. 19, 2019.

The Great Librarian Roundtable, Easy Street Magazine, Sept. 24, 2017.

Horatio Alger’s Road to Riches, Easy Street Magazine, June 10, 2015.

A Dissent On Teaching Huckleberry Finn, Education Week/Teacher, July 2013.

Critics Lambasted Zane Grey, but His Millions of Readers Couldn’t Care Less, Wild West Magazine, Dec. 1994

Remembered, Yet Forgotten: The Writer’s Life of John Tunis, Los Angeles Times Book Review, June 30, 1991

Additional writings can be found at