- Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
- Professional Experience: Adjunct English Faculty - Kalamazoo Valley Community College; Adjunct English Faculty - St. Louis Community College; Adjunct English Faculty - St. Louis University; Full-Time English Faculty - Muskegon Community College
- Academic Degrees: BA in English - Michigan State University, MA in Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, ABD in English Doctoral Study - St. Louis University
- Classes Taught: ENG 101 - English Composition, ENG 102 - English Composition, ENG 200 - Literature of Western Civilization (2600 BC through Renaissance), ENG 201 - Literature of Western (Renaissance until modern times), ENG 211 - World Mythology, ENG 218 - Popular Literary Genres: Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction
More About Me
- Hobbies: Cooking/Food; Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature; Mythology/Folklore; Popular Culture; anything Outdoors
- Favorite Books: The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R. Tolkien; The Road Home – Jim Harrison; The Shipping News – E. Annie Proulx; The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco; Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
- Favorite Films: Blade Runner; Kingdom of Heaven; The Shawshank Redemption; Pan’s Labyrinth; Fight Club; Unbreakable; Alien; The Fisher King
- Favorite Quote: “All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given you.” – Gandalf: The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien)
- Inspiration: My parents were passionate K-12 teachers, and I grew up with an instinctive understanding of how important education is to a well-rounded and satisfying life. My passion is to share that understanding with my students through writing and literature, exploring and debating the ideas of others, and experiencing the narratives that help to shape our lives.
- I am blessed to share my life with my wife, Jennifer, and my son, Malcolm Cael.