Areas of Specialization and Interest:
Ph.D. in English, University Center at Binghamton, SUNY, 1972
M.S. in English, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York,1968
B.A. (Honors) in English, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York 1967
The Rhetoric of African Fiction, microfilm, University of Michigan, 1972.
Weeping Gods: Essays and Criticisms on Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, (forthcoming; under contract to be published by The Whitston Publishing Company)., 1972.
"Cultural Formalism and the Criticism of African Literature," The Journal of Modern African Studies, vol. 14., No. 2 (1976), pp. 322-30; reprinted in Grundlagen zur Literatur in englisher Sprache, Professor Dieter Riemenschneider, ed. (Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1983).
Techniques in ," Things Fall Apart," New Letters: A
Continuation of the University Review (University of Missouri),
Vol. 40., No. 3 (1974), pp. 73-93; reprinted in Critical Perspectives on
Achebe, Bernth Lindfors and C. L. Innes, eds. (Washington: Three
Continents Press; London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1979).
The Honorable Murderer: Critical Essays and Critcisms on The Racial Issue in Shakespeare's Othello
Wole Soyinka, The Man abd His Works: Essays and Criticisms
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: A Critical Guide
Me Professor, Why Do I Have to Read Othello?" Teaching Shakespeare's
Othello to a Group of Multi-Racial Students in the 1994 edition of
"Okonkwo's Participation in the Killing of His "Son" in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart: a Study of Ignoble Decisiveness" in English Studies in Africa. Witwatersrand University Press, No. 2, Vol. 33 (Nov. 1990), pp. 130-140; also in CLA Journal, Vol. xxxv, No. 3, March 1992). pp. 303-305.
"Excellence in Scholarship: A Shared Responsibility," Proceedings of ACCUP Conference on Excellence in Education: Academic Publishing, March 23-24, (1990), pp 73-74.
Nominated for the CSUB Exceptional Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching Scholarship, 1989.
Exceptional Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship, 1988.
One of fifty distinguished professors selected in the nation for extraordinary leadership in teaching, scholarship, and service by the American Association for Higher Learning, the Carnegie Foundation for the Adnvancement of Teaching and Change: The Magazine for Higher Learning.
Outstanding Professor Award by the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Business and Education
M.A. in the Teaching of Writing
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