BA, English Secondary Education, University of Houston
MA, English, Marquette University
PhD., English, University of Kentucky
Currently a professor of English at Northern Kentucky University
Current City: Bellevue, Kentucky
Hometown: Shreveport, Louisiana
Why did you want to serve on our board?
I love the library. It reaches out to every single person in the community. It provides materials and services to parents, children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. I want to contribute to its mission.
What is your favorite library memory?
I loved the bookmobile that visited my elementary school. That’s how I got my first library card. I thought it was so cool that I could pick any book I wanted, borrow it, take it home and then exchange it for another one.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today?
This one came from dad: Listen to others respectfully, even when you disagree.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
New York City. I have visited briefly. I would love to stay longer. What an amazing city! So much to see!
What’s the most unusual thing in your desk drawer?
A light bulb (because you never know when you’ll need a spare).
Please share a fun fact that people might be surprised to know about you.