Jason directs PittHonors' research and creative programming, which includes the Brackenridge, THINK, and CREaTE Research Fellowships, to name a few. He is available to discuss these programs and to advise students looking to take an interdisciplinary approach to their education — particularly those incorporating the arts and humanities. He also facilitates the interdisciplinary Honors Seminar for all freshmen Chancellor’s Scholars.
As a Pittsburgh native, he can't resist talking about the city. He regularly teaches a section of Freshman Seminar entitled “Lost in Pittsburgh,” a first year writing course that uses the city as a way to explore critically what it means to be lost. As a nonfiction writer, Jason is interested issues of memory, place, and visual representation. His work has appeared in The Rumpus and is forthcoming in the Kenyon Review Online.
In his free time, you’ll find him looking for new places to eat, pushing his bike up the hills of Pittsburgh, looking at old photos, watching baseball with Milhouse (his adorable pug pictured above), reading, and exploring the peculiarities of the Pittsburgh landscape.
Education & Training
- MA (English), Boston College
- BA (English & Religious Studies), Mercyhurst University