|Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|I teach community organizing and philosophy of education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I work closely with a local congregational action group on education issues, focusing currently on health and education. We recently succeeded in having four million dollar in new school nurses put in the state budget, and are currently working on a model for improving dental care. I am working with local organizing groups on a community organizing conference to introduce a range of Milwaukee residents to the tradition and skills of organizing. I coordinate our Certificate Program in Community Organizing and am department chair. I am also a published science fiction author and member of SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America).
|Urban education, social class, educational theory, John Dewey, democracy and education, community-school relations, community organizing, social action
|Walker Percy's The Moviegoer, Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen, Cormac McCarthy's Suttree and Blood Meridian, Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Helen Dewitt's Last Samurai, Samuel Delaney's Nova, J.G. Ballard's Terminal Beach, Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, Damon Knight's The Best of Orbit, Robert Silverberg, Downward to the Earth, Alfred Bester's The Stars my Destination, John Crowley's Little Big