1971 B.A. in English, Spring Hill College
1977 M.A. in English, University of Kentucky
1981 Ph.D. in American Literature, Ohio University
Jim Jones: The San Blas Years, Southern Utah University Press, 2013.
John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy, University of Utah Press, 2010.
With photographer Dan Miller,
The River Knows Everything: Desolation Canyon and the Green, USU Press, 2009.
With co-author, Robert S. McPherson, River Flowing from the Sunrise:
An Environmental History of the Lower San Juan, USU Press, 2000.
(Winner of 2000 Norris and Carol Hundley Award; Finalist, 2000
Utah Book Award, Non-Fiction.)
John Wesley Powell. Boise State University's Western Writers Series,
Voices of Desolation Canyon: Arden Stewart, Rick Chapoose, Waldo Wilcox, Clifford Duncan (Produced with Jennifer Little). Salt Lake City: Littleproductionsink, 2009.
Jimmie Jones: Redrock Painter (Produced with Jon M. Smith). Cedar City: SUTV, 2009.
Land of Wildest Desolation: Final Report: The Desolation Canyon Intuitive Surveys and Baseline Site Condition Assessments of 2006 to 2008. (Contributor to with Jerry D. Spangler, Kevin T. Jones, and Andy Yentsch) Utah Projects Nos.U-06-C1-0001b,p; U-07-C1-0031b,p; U-08-C1-0009b,p. Ogden, Utah: Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, 2009, 480 pages.
Baseline Site Condition Assessment of Historic Properties Near the Bureau of Land Management Ranger Station at Sand Wash, Uintah County (with Jerry D. Spangler and Donna K. Spangler) State Project No. U-07-C1-0035b. Ogden, UT: Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, 2007, 66 pages.
"Empires and Homesteads: Making a Living in Range Creek, Utah." Utah Historical Quarterly (Winter 2011) with co-author Steven L. Gerber.
"Coming Home to the Land." Jim Jones: Recent Paintings. Catalog. Cedar City: SUU Braithwaite Gallery, 2009.
"Hank Stewart and Sand Wash." The Confluence:
Journal of the Colorado Plateau River Guides, #28,
"1000 Years of History on the San Juan," Blue Mountain Shadows,
"John Wesley Powell," Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth-
Century Western American Writers, Vol. 186, 1997.
"The River, the Ditch, and the Volcano: Bluff, 1879-1884," Blue
Mountain Shadows, Summer, 1993.
"Us vs. Them: John Wesley Powell and Western Water Issues,"
Akademika, March 1990.
"An Interview with Barry Lopez," Western American Literature, Spring
"Of Thee I Sing: Jim Jones," Southwest Art, November 1985.
"Stalking Henry Thoreau," South Dakota Review, Winter 1984.
SUU Trustees Award of Excellence, 2011
Outstanding Scholar, S.U.U., 2009-2010.
Fulbright Lecturer, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Peoples Republic
of China, 1997-98.
Distinguished Educator of the Year, S.U.U. 1994.
Fulbright Lecturer, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
N E H Summer Seminar Grant, "The American West: History and
Environment," Logan, UT, 1988.
N E H Summer Seminar Grant, "The New England Transcendentalists,
Concord, MA, 1983.
Signed contract with Gibbs Smith Books for a book on the art and life of Jimmie Jones.
Cultural resource surveys with the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance along both sides of Desolation Canyon and of Nine Mile Canyon.