Lecturer and Interim Director of Advanced Writing in the Disciplines; PhD, The University of Connecticut
Research areas and interests
American literature, especially Twentieth-Century and Contemporary; African American literature; Composition; Gender Studies; Eco-criticism; Literary Theory; Narrative; Autobiography; and Creative Writing
Criticism: Love American Style: Divorce and the American Novel from 1881 to 1976. New York: Routledge, 2003.
“The ‘Enormous Fact’ of American Life: Divorce and William Dean Howells’ A Modern Instance” in American Literary Realism.
“‘The Moral of My Story’: Alice Kaplan’s French Lessons and the Moralization of Autobiography” in A/B: Auto/Biography Studies.
Fiction and Poetry in New England Fiction’s Meeting House, The Grub Street Free Press, and The Long River Review.