- D.A. - Doctor of Arts in English, Idaho State University
Courses taught previously include World Literature, Post-Colonial Studies, International Studies, Studies in Literature, Studies in Humanities, Technology and Modern Civilization, Modern Literature, American Literature, Themes in the Humanities, Technical Writing, and Composition.
----books, as contributing editor:
Ideas of Home: Literature of Asian Migration. Michigan State University Press,1997.
R.K. Narayan: Contemporary Critical Essays. Michigan State University Press, 1993.
Contributing Guest Editor, South Asian Review special topic issue: Satyajit Ray. 36.1 (Spring 2015). 250 pages.
----examples of articles (from among 27 scholarly articles):
"Focusing the Village: Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali and Prafulla Mohanti's My Village, My Life." South Asian Review 36.1 (spring 2015): 177-96.
"An Interview with Dilip Basu." South Asian Review 36.1 (spring 2015): 19-36.
"Globalization and the Deepening India-U.S. Partnership in an Age of Entrenched Anti-Americanism." South Asian Review 28.2 (2007): 121-32.
"Tuning In (or Out) the BIG Voice of Arundhati Roy Following The God of Small Things." Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 12.1 (2005): 86-95.
"From Gunboats to Transgenic Seed: The Western Quest for Tools of Enforced Dependency." South Asian Review, special topic issue "Globalization and Diaspora," 24.1 (2003): 48-62.
"The Vital Role of 'Other' Literatures in American Technological Curricula." Humanities & Technology Review, fall 1998. 40-58.
"Global Village, or Gated Communities? (Hyper)media Mergers and Literary/Cultural Contentions." The Critical Endeavour (Cuttack,India), October 1997. Paper presented at the Indian Association for Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies annual national convention, Hyderabad, India, January 1997. 1-16.
book chapters and introductions:
"R.K.Narayan." 45 page biographical and critical chapter, with separate summaries of the author's 14 novels, and an additional bibliography of primary and secondary material. A Companion to Indian Fiction in English, ed. PierPaolo Pucciocu (Turin University, Italy). New Delhi, India: Atlantic Books, 2003.
"Rupture as Continuity: 'Unsettled Perspective' in Bapsi Sidhwa's An American Brat." Chapter in Asian American Literature in the International Context.
Ed. Samuel Ludwig and Rocio Davis. Literatur Verlag, 2001. 237-47.
"Foreword" to The Indian Novel in English: Its Birth and Development, by Subhendu Kumar Mund (New Delhi: Parachi Prakashan, 1997).
"Prafulla Mohanti" and "Khushwant Singh." Entries in Encyclopedia of Postcolonialism. Ed. John C. Hawley. NY: Greenwood Press, 2001.
"Himani Bannerji." Entry in Asian American Novelists. Ed. Emmanuel Nelson.
New York: Greenwood Press, 2000.
----other publications include reviews, short fiction, travel essay, and poetry.
Idaho State University, 1985-86
Xiamen University, China, 1986-88
University of Wisconsin-Marinette, 1988-89
Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach 1989-present
Memberships and Credentials
Director of the Honors Program, 2003-present. For information on Honors at ERAU, see