Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Writing Program
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2001
M.A. University of Virginia, 1997
B.A. Duke University, 1995
20th C American, 20th C British, Modernism, Community Engagement Learning
“Revising Revision: Teaching Students to Revise Essays Effectively December/ January 2010 Kaplan University WAC Newsletter.
“Rhythms in Poetry: From the Beat of Blues to the Sounds of Everyday Speech,” Instructor’s Guide to American Passages: A Literary Survey . New York: WW Norton, 2004. 480-525.
“Poetry of Liberation: Protest Movements and American Counterculture,” Instructor’s Guide to American Passages: A Literary Survey. New York: WW Norton, 2004. 709-757.
“Beyond Our Borders: Using A Corporate Model to Fund Writing Center Outreach Programs” Writing Lab Newsletter 26:7 (March 2002):10-14.
“’Reading Fiction/Teaching Fiction’: A Pedagogical Experiment,” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture 1 (2001): 143-165. Written in collaboration with Jerome McGann, et.al.
“The Real Magic of Harry Potter,” The Looking Glass, <http:www.the-looking-glass.net/> August 2, 2000.
“Poetry Reading and Presentation: ‘Caroline,’ “Capstone Literary Festival, Kaplan University, August 15, 2012.
“Communication, Community, and Authority in the Online Classroom,” Society for Educators and Scholars 33rd Annual Conference: Leadership in a Transforming World, San Antonio, TX, October 7-9, 2010.
“Writing Nonsense: Sylvia Plath and the Tradition of Nonsense Literature,” Sylvia Plath Symposium, Indiana University, October 29-31, 2002.
Session Chair, “Children’s Literature” Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland New York, October, 2001.
“Beyond Our Borders: Writing Center Outreach Programs,” NEMLA, Hartford, Connecticut, March 30-31, 2000.
Panel Organizer, “New Perspectives on Old Careers: When High-Brow Authors Write for Children,” NEMLA, Hartford, Connecticut, March 30-31, 2000.
“When the Little Things Matter: Teaching Writing in a Literature Course,” New York Conference on Language and Literature, Cortland, New York, October 29-31, 2000.
“Unsung Career: Sylvia Plath as Author and Reviewer of Children’s Books,” American Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, California, May, 2000.
“Recovering Childhood: Sylvia Plath’s Poetry and the Language of Childhood,” Visions of Childhood: Representations of Childhood in Contemporary Literature in English, University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, March 9-11, 2000.
“Jet-Propelled Beds and Bright Mustard Suits: The Children’s Literature of Sylvia Plath,” University of Virginia Graduate Student Conference, April 2, 1999.
Moderator, “Apocalyptic Visions in Modern Poetry,” University of Virginia Graduate Student Conference, April, 1998.
“Time Management Outside the Classroom,” a session of a graduate course in pedagogy, University of Virginia, October 1, 2001.
“Practical Poetics: Teaching Poetry in the Classroom,” session of a graduate course in pedagogy, University of Virginia, November 10, 2000.
“Responding to Student Writing in Mathematics, Engineering, and the Sciences,” a Teaching Resource Seminar conducted for New Faculty Orientation, University of Virginia, August 23, 2000.
“Teaching Students with Special Needs,” session of graduate course in composition pedagogy, University of Virginia, March 21, 2000.
“Grading in the Portfolio System,” session of graduate course in composition pedagogy, University of Virginia, November 1999.
“Responding to Student Writing,” a Teaching Resource Center seminar conducted for the Department of History, University of Virginia, October 1999.
Outstanding Faculty Award, College of General Education, Kaplan University, October 2012.