Ph.d. University of Washngton
M.A. University of Washington
B.A. Kenyon College
Office: CAS 433
Research Interests: 19th and 20th century British and American Poetry; Literary Theory and Criticism; American Literature after 1865
Publications: "Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Accountability" in Collective Bargaining" in Academic Collective Bargaining, MLA 2006
Courses Taught: World Literature; Writing About Literature; Critical Approaches to Literature; Diverse Voices and Traditions in American Literature II; English Romantic Literature; Victorian Literature; Modern British and American Poetry; Contemporary British and American Poetry; Masters of Modern Poetry; Literary Theory and Criticism; Senior Seminar; MALS 20th Century American Poetry; MALS Interdisciplinary Seminar II
Thoughts on teaching: In my teaching I seek to enhance students' respect for their own and others' ideas and to demonstrate how critical reading, thinking, and writing are the essential life long benefits of higher education. The questions that literature, like life itself, raises are never those one finally answers. But literature can help us learn to consider more fully and thoughtfully life's questions and our responses to them.