Areas of scholarship or expertise: Master’s in English with special emphasis in British Medieval and Modern American, but with current interest in 19th century British.
Courses typically taught:
Published works: various short articles, reviews, etc. in various periodicals
Originally from: born in Mississippi, but grew up in New Jersey (it’s a long story)
Work of literature, art or music you would recommend: Gaudy Night (novel) by Dorothy L. Sayers
Why you do what you do: I can’t imagine not teaching. When you love something, you want to help others love it, too.
What you want to give your students: I want to help students discover a subject that maybe they’d given up on before. I want to help them find a part of themselves in literature and writing, to own it for themselves.
What you expect from your students: Work, and an open mind.