Ph.D., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005.
M.A., English, The Ohio State University, 1998.
B.A., English, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1996.
Associate Professor of English Literature, Hofstra University, Fall 2012–Present.
Associate Dean, Hofstra University Honors College, Fall 2016-Spring 2021.
Assistant Professor of English Literature, Hofstra University, Fall 2006–Spring 2012.
Assistant Chair of Advisement, English Department, Hofstra University, Fall 2014–Spring 2016.
Assistant to the Interim Associate Dean of Continuing Education, UT-Austin, 2005–2006.
Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, Department of Rhetoric & Writing, UT-Austin, 2002–2003.
Assistant Director of Lower-Division Writing, Department of Rhetoric & Writing, UT-Austin, 2000–2002.
RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS
Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama
Early Women’s Literature
Print & Manuscript Culture
Critical Approaches to Literary Study
Scotland, Ireland, &Wales
Regional Culture & Local Governance
Race, early modern & now
Gender & Sexuality
Digital Tools For Literary Analysis
Writing Studies & Composition
As an Associate Professor in the English Department at Hofstra, I teach courses on Shakespeare and British Literature, as well as “Ways of Reading,” a course on methods for literary analysis, and special topics courses for undergraduates and graduate students in the MA/MFA program. I joined the faculty in the Fall semester 2006. Prior to that year, I worked for the University Extension Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and before that, I was a doctoral student at the same institution. I earned my Ph.D in English Literature in 2005, just seven taco-filled years after earning a Master of Arts in English at The Ohio State University.
As Associate Dean of the Honors College, I performed a variety of administrative tasks, including working with faculty on Honors enrichment plans for regular Hofstra courses, but also teaching in the first-year Honors sequence of courses, Culture & Expression.
The image above is from Three speeches, being such speeches as the like were never spoken in the city (1642), Wing (2nd ed.) / T1118; Thomason / E.240.