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Professor, English Department
Faculty Master, Apartment Communities
Editor, Children's Folklore Review
Editor, FOAFtale News

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1977
tel.: 607-777-4455
fax.: 607-777-2408 

Areas of Interest

Children's Studies 

Current Projects

Book on New York folklore (with Ellen McHale)
Research on Internet folklore

Books and Recent Articles

Children's Folklore: A Handbook.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
Haunted Halls: Ghostlore of American College Campuses. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007 
Campus Legends. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 
"Ghosts in Mirrors: Reflections of the Self" in Journal of American Folklore 
"Spectral Indians, Desecrated Burial Grounds," "Legend Quests," and "Sirens of the Southern Tier" in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore 
"Mean Girls': The Reclassification of Children's and Adolescents' Folklore" in Children's Folklore Review 
"Marbles on the Ceiling: Emerging Campus Legends" in Contemporary Legend 
"Dream Woman," "Green Silk Scarf," "Searching," "Wondrous Love," and "Cherokee Country" (creative non-fiction) in Paterson Literary Review 
"Peace Dance" (poem) in Long Shot 
"Extraordinary Sky and Weather Phenomena," "Bewitching," and "Magic Invisibility" in Archetypes and Motifs: A Handbook 
"Preadolescent Girls' Storytelling" in Traditional Storytelling Today: An International Sourcebook

Recent Courses Taught

Children's Folklore 
Folklore of the Supernatural 
Folklore and the Mass Media 
Native American Folklore and Literature


Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2009
Storytelling World Award, 2007 Honor Title for Campus Legends
Dedication of Libby Tucker Academic Center at Dickinson Community, 1999 
Chancellor's and University Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1993 
Educational Opportunity Program Faculty-Staff Recognition Award, 1990

Last Updated: 7/25/14