- Instructor of English Language
B.A. Providence College, RI
M.A. University of York, U.K.
I was born and raised in London, England, and have spent approximately half of my life on each side of the Atlantic. My career in education began in Boston, Massachusetts, where my wife and I worked as counselors; when we moved to North Carolina, we chose to make Salisbury our home.
In turning to face the world that lies beyond high school, I believe that students can have no greater ally at their side than effective communication skills. Other abilities naturally flourish in the company of competent reading, writing, speaking, and listening; every skill becomes easier to master when we can readily access, apply, and contribute to the understanding of others. Indeed, possibilities for achievement in almost any field largely rest in our capacity to participate fluently, and on terms of our own choosing, in that vast and complex exchange.
The humanities courses that I teach at Gray Stone offer opportunities to develop these skills with rigorous scholarship centered around some of the most beautiful, captivating, and influential literature on the planet. I feel fortunate to have found such a calling and such a school, and, in the hope that they might find such feelings contagious, attempt to share my joy for learning and for teaching with the students.