Professor of English, Arts & Sciences Division
Director, Center for Excellence in Learning
Director, First-Year Experience Program
Buffalo State College—Adjunct Instructor, English
Research Institute on Alcoholism for the State of New York, Department of Mental Hygiene—Project Coordinator, Assistant Research Scientist
The Consortium (for Attica State Prison)—English faculty substitute
Empire State College—English Tutor
Canisius College—Instructor, Assistant Professor, English
For college/university positions—teaching composition and literature
For Research Institute—laboratory technician working with Long-Evans hooded strain (rat) to model the fetal alcohol syndrome
The President’s Medal (Hilbert College); The Joe D. Thomas CEA Distinguished Service Award; Honorary Life Membership Award (CEA); New York College English Association Award for Scholarship, Teaching, and Service
Facebook website; several YouTube item featuring Dr. Ernst playing piano
“Night-Sea Journeying: The Text-World and Life-Text of John Barth.” Expanded version of
Cithara 43.3 (November, 2004): 45-66, rpt. in Short Story Criticism: Criticism of the Works of Short Fiction Writers. Ed. Rachelle Mucha, Thomas L. Schoenberg, and Lawrence J. Trudeau. Detroit: Thomson/Gale, 2006. 118-33.
“‘Murder’ Most Fun at NYCEA Conference: A Model for Increasing Participation in Regional CEAs.” The CEA Forum 31.2 (Summer, 2001): 1-6.
“Sir Thomas Overbury.” British Prose Writers of the Early Seventeenth Century. Ed. Clay-ton D. Lein. Vol. 151 of Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, Washington, D.C., and London: Gale Research, 1995. 253-61.
“‘I Am That King’—Disordered History and Delusional Writing: The Artful Derangements of Gogol’s ‘Diary.’” Cithara 32.2 (May, 1993): 39-48.
Barnes, Grace M., Ernest L. Abel, and Charles A. S. Ernst, comps. Alcohol and the Elderly:
A Comprehensive Bibliography. Westport, CT, and London: Greenwood P, 1980.
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