I am President Emeritus and Regent Professor with the University of Wisconsin System. I have published and presented on Irish autobiography and biography, James Joyce, modern Irish poetry, and Northern Irish politics. In Liam Harte’s A History of Irish Autobiography (2018), he credits me with being “first into the field” of critical examination of Irish literary autobiography. I have taught the James Joyce course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Irish Voice weekly recognized me as one of the top 100 Irish-American educators.