Instructor English department Aiken Technology Education Center, 1975-1976, instructor to department head remedial English, 1976-1979. Instructor English department University South Carolina, Aiken, 1977-1980, Augusta College, 1979-1980. Associate instructor folklore department Indiana University, Bloomington, 1981-1983, instructor, 1983, associate instructor mathematics department, 1983-1984.
Adjunct assistant professor English department University Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, 1986-1987, assistant professor, 1987-1994, member graduate faculty, 1987-1994. Member executive committee Louisiana Folklife Festival Board, Baton Rouge, 1989-1993. Archivist folklore archives Indiana University, 1980-1981.
Assistant archivist Archives of Acadian and Creole Folklore, University Southwestern Louisiana, 1991-1994. Co-curator Celebrating the Seasons, Lafayette Natural History Museum, 1990. Grant evaluator, consultant State of Louisiana Division Arts, Folklife, Arts in Education, Louisiana Folklore Society.
Adjunct assistant professor University North Carolina Chapel Hill, 1997.
Staff Folklore Forum, 1981-1984, assistant editor, 1982-1983, book review editor, 1983-1984. Book review editor Victorian Studies, 1984-1985. Contributor Modern Language Association International Bibliography, 1987-1988.
Associate editor Louisiana Folklore Miscellany, 1990-1993. Book review editor Southern Folklore, 1991-1995. Reader Folklore Forum, Victorian Studies, Journal Folklore Research, Public-Modern Language Association.
Contributor articles to professional journals.
Member Modern Language Association, South Central Modern Language Association, American Folklore Society (section chair 1993, Richard Reuss prize on history of folkloristics), Louisiana Folklore Society (executive committee 1987-1993, president 1989-1990), International Society Contemporary Legend Research, American Studies Association, Louisiana Folklife Society, California Folklore Society, Hoosier Folklore Society, North Carolina Folklore Society (Second vice president 1997-1998), Phi Kappa Phi.
1977 - 1980
1979 - 1980
1981 - 1983
1986 - 1987
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