Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Alma Mater: University of Texas at Arlington, 1985, 2000
Degree: B.A. Physical Education with English concentration, M.A. Educational Administration
Why I love UD/Why I Recruit for UD: At UD, the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up” rides shotgun to the
more important question “How do I want to be when I grow up?” UD’s mission to pursue
truth, wisdom and virtue, and its dedication to develop independent thinkers is a
Favorite Spot on Campus: When the weather is great in Irving (which is more often than not) I love to sit
outside on the mall at a wrought-iron table with a cup of coffee and something great
Where Do You Hang Out in Dallas? My wife and I love to explore new restaurants all over the Metroplex when we aren’t
broke; when we are broke, we love going for walks and then hanging out with our two
Favorite Book: An impossible question for a former English teacher, but I’ll always love The Scarlet Letter, The Grapes of Wrath, Stasiland and Julius Caesar.
Favorite Place to Eat in DFW: Depends on the day, but if its prefix is Papas, I’m always happy.
Favorite UD Event: Groundhog.
Favorite/Coolest Place I have Visited: Living in Berlin for the last two years afforded me the chance to see myriad cool,
magnificent and amazing sites, but the place I loved most was Berlin itself. It is
a great place to visit but a better place to live.
Advice to Prospective Students: Zora Neale Hurston wrote, “You’ve got to go there to know there.” When you start the
exciting search for the right school, devour all the credible information you can
gather from the web, social media, your friends and family, your priest or pastor
or mentors, your teachers and your admission counselors. But then visit the school.
Sit in on classes. Eat in the cafeteria. Take the tours. See if the school could feel
like home for the next four years.