PhD, MPhil, Drew University. MA, Murray State University. BS, Eureka College. Certificate, 1993, Japanese Literature and History, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan.
Co-editor. Word and Image: Invitations to a Culture of Writing. New York: Pearson, 2010.
“Writing Without Borders: The Changing Landscape of the Virtual Marathon.” “I’m a Writer:” Essays on The Writing Marathon and Why we Write. Hammond: SLWP, 2010.
“Pen to PC: Using Technology in the Composition Classroom.” Journal of College Writing 10 (2009): 1-10.
“A Rat in the Garden: Teaching Valerie Martin’s ‘The Consolation of Nature.’” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 9.1 (Fall 2008): 47-55.
Co-author. Using a Handbook in the Composition Classroom. New York: Longman, 2007.
Co-editor. Roots to Branches: An Ecology of Writing and Reading. New York: Pearson, 2007.
“Leroy Moffitt.” Student’s Companion to American Literary Characters. Eds. M. J. Bruccoli and R. Layman. Columbia, SC: Manly, Inc., 2007.
“Why I Teach” and “Blackout.” Musings. Hammond: SLWP, 2005.
“A Case Study of Bobbie Ann Mason as Life Writer: The Peggy Jo Stories.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 5 (Spring 2005): 55-72.
“A Limitless Passion to Explore: Teaching Joyce Carol Oates with Multimedia.” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 3 (Spring 2003): 78-86.
“'The Excitement of Possibility:' Mason’s 'Shiloh.'” Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction 1 (Fall 2000): 108-119.
Review of The Life and Letters of Annie Leake Tuttle, by Marilyn Fardig Whitely, and Emma Speaks Out: Life and Writings of Emma Molloy, by Martha M. Pickrell. Methodist History 38 (April 2000): 213-214.
Assistant Editor, Book Reviews, Women Writer’s e-zine, www.womenwriters.net, articles published bi-yearly, June 1999-present.
Review of The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. Women Writers. Women Writers, Winter 2010.
“Bobbie Ann Mason.” Literary Encyclopedia. The Literary Dictionary Company. 18 February 2009.
Review of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, by Kim Edwards. Women Writers. Women Writers, Spring 2007.
Review of Buddha Da, by Anne Donovan. Women Writers. Women Writers, Spring 2007.
Review of Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith, by Anne Lamott. Women Writers. Women Writers, Spring 2007.
Review of An Atomic Romance, by Bobbie Ann Mason. Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2006.
Review of Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2006.
Review of The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, by Sue Monk Kidd. Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2005.
“’Me! Books! And Cleverness’: Stereotypical Portrayals in the Harry Potter Series.” Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2004.
“Sylvia Plath: A Search for Self.” Women Writers. Women Writers, Winter 2004.
Review of Disobedience, by Jane Hamilton. Women Writers. Women Writers, Winter 2001.
“A 20-C Inheritance: From Woolf to Murdoch and Winterson.” Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2001.
Review of The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy. Women Writers. Women Writers, Winter 2000.
Review of Clear Springs, by Bobbie Ann Mason. Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2000.
Review of The House of Gentle Men, by Kathy Hepinstall. Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 2000.
Review of Bruno’s Dream and A Fairly Honourable Defeat, by Iris Murdoch. Women Writers. Women Writers, Winter 1999.
“Quilters.” Women Writers. Women Writers, Winter 1999.
Review of Paradise, by Toni Morrison. Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 1999.
“Evelyn Fox Keller: Historical, Psychological and Philosophical Intersections in the Study of Gender and Science” Women Writers. Women Writers, Summer 1999.
Awards and Grants:
Fellow, Institute for Teaching and Professional Development, Southeastern Louisana University, 2006-2009.
Fellow, National Writing Project: Writing About Technology Retreat, 2006.
Summer Institute Fellow, Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project, 2005.
Women’s Studies Visiting Scholar, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 2001-2002.
National Women’s Studies Association, Travel Grant, 2000.
Dean’s Scholarship, Drew University, Madison, NJ, 1996-2003.
Jesse Stuart Fellowship, Murray State University, Murray, KY, 1995-1996.
Ronald Reagan Scholarship, Eureka College, Eureka, IL, 1992-1995.