I came to Ashland University (at that time Ashland College) after completing my Ph.D. in English at Case Western Reserve University. I spent my seventh year at Harvard University as a postdoctoral visiting fellow, doing interdisciplinary study. Subsequently, I completed a J.D. at Cleveland Marshal College of Law where I was on Law Review, and have a license to practice law. Although I did not practice, I taught Business Law for many years.
I had a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to participate over a year in biomedical ethics and the biomedical humanities in a group of thirty humanities professors and medical professionals. The program was jointly run by Hiram College and NEOUCOM (North East Ohio University College of Medicine). I have served on the Medical Ethics Committee for many years at Med Central Hospital.
I have attended international conferences, including the international Shakespeare Conference at Vancouver, British Columbia. I frequently attend literature conferences, law conferences, and medical ethics conferences. I have presented some papers, including one on Elie Wiesel in Atlanta and was invited to present a paper on Medical Ethics to the Medical Ethics Committee at Med Central Hospital.
Some of my major teaching interests include Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Jewish Literature.