Dr. Thomas Heise is Assistant Professor, American Studies and Assistant Professor, English at Penn State Abington. He teaches creative writing. Maybe he knows Dr. Hirshfield.
I earned a B.A. in journalism at Penn State in 1975. I spent two years at Abington where one of my English instructors was Ellen Furman.
I recently completed an unusual brief memoir. The text is available on academia.edu. If you care to take a look the text is at the following link:
Regards and stay safe!