Short-term residencies at Duke University, Tulane University, Chatham College, Ohio State University, University of Indiana, University of Nebraska, Colgate University, St.Taught literature and creative writing courses to undergraduates and graduates. 1999–present: Adjunct Professor, MFA (low-residency) program, Bennington College. Taught advanced writing fiction workshops, directed graduate theses.School of General Studies: taught undergraduates essay- and fiction-writing.One of five committee members selecting annual festival of world cinema at Lincoln Center.Member, Selection Committee, The Brendan Gill Award, for the best annual cultural contribution to New York City, 2001-2003.Advising Consultant, Encyclopedia of the Essay, edited by Tracy Chevalier, Fitzroy Dearborn (London), 1996.Consultant, Ric Burns’ New York, a documentary film made for PBS, 1999-2002.Charles Revson Fellowship, Columbia University, 1984. Wexner Arts Center (Columbus Ohio), advisory council, 2007- present.Member, New York Film Festival selection committee, 1988–1991, 2004-2006.New York Public Library/Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship, 2000–2001.New York Society Library, best NYC books, Waterfront, 2005, Writing New York, 1999. National Endowment of the Arts grants in critical writing, 1978, and fiction, 1985.