- PhD Fordham University, 2010
- MA Ohio State University, 2001
- BA Boston University, 1998
- British Romanticism
- Big Ten Football
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Cooking ridiculous omelettes
- The gym
- Wine tasting
"I do believe,
Though I have found them not, that there may be
Words which are things,—hopes which will not deceive,
And virtues which are merciful"
"For those who aspire to greatness, learn to laugh."