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After trying out careers in newspapers (writer and photographer) and book publishing (sales and marketing), I decided to return to my first love: school. I earned my MA at Eastern New Mexico University, and continued my education by earning a PhD at the University of Oregon. I am currently finishing three articles and am working on a book project that examines James Fenimore Cooper through an ecocritical lens. In my spare time I can be found sailing on the waters of Lake Michigan or back in school working on my Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests

Teaching Interests

Early American literature, Eco-criticism, Reading and Composition, Eighteenth-Century literature (American), Nineteenth-Century literature (American), and Eighteenth-Century literature (trans-Atlantic).

Research Interests

My academic specialty is primarily early American literature, specifically 18th and 19th century literature. My theoretical concentrations are Humor, Social Class, and Eco-Criticism.

Consulting Interests

I am always happy to consult in regards to topics related to: Literature and the Environment; Social Justice; Environmental Justice; Sailing; Early American Literature, including Colonial, Literature of the Republic, and the American Romantics
Publications
Selected Publications

: The Picaro in John Robert Shaw's An Autobiography of Thirty Years, 1777-1807,

: Nobody's Fool: John Marrant, Spiritual Autobiography, and the Trickster Tradition,

: Rev. of Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature

2012: Rev. of Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers, Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature (124-26 pp.)

: The 'giddy hows-wifes' revealed: Humor and Social Class in The Journal of Madame Knight,

2012: Davy Crockett and the Performance of the Froniter in A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett of the State of Tennessee, LEAR: Literature in the Early American Republic (89-111 pp.)

2010: Book Review of "Marianna D'Ezio's "Literary and Cultural Intersections During the Long Eighteenth Century." , The Rocky Mountain Review (1 pp.)

Selected Awards & Honors

Teaching Awards

2012: The student-run English Honorary awarded me the Excellence in Teaching award., Excellence in Teaching, Sigma Tau Delta

Service Awards

2012: Volunteer Instructor of the Year, Community, Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
Key Service Activities

Departmental Service

: Committee Chair - Assessment Liason
2013: Other - IPED Curriculum liason

University Service

: Committee Member - Center for Environmental Studies
: Committee Member - General Education Committee
: Committee Member - Humanities Program Steering Committee
2015: Committee Member - Committe on Advising
2012: Committee Chair - Committe on Advising

Public Service

: Other - Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
Courses Taught

Spring 2018

ENGL 477 PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: ENGLISH
ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO WRKSHP: PROF WRITING
ENGL 478 PRTFOLIO WRKSHP: ENGL LANG ART
ENGL 327 PURITAN&COLONIAL AMERICAN LIT

Fall 2017

ENGL 326 PRE-COLUMBIAN LITERATURE
ENGL 495 SEMINAR IN LITERATURE:
ENGL 451 STUDIES IN LIT OR CULTURE:

Spring 2017

HUMA 103 DIVERSITY IN THE U. S. (DV)
ENGL 493 INTERNSHIP IN TEACHING LIT
ENGL 460 LITERATURE& OTHER DISCIPLINES:
ENGL 477 PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: ENGLISH
ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO WRKSHP: PROF WRITING
ENGL 478 PRTFOLIO WRKSHP: ENGL LANG ART

Fall 2016

ENGL 328 19th CENTURY AMERICAN LIT
ENGL 167 INTRO TO LITERATURE
ENGL 167 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ENGL 477 PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: ENGLISH
ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO WRKSHP: PROF WRITING
ENGL 478 PRTFOLIO WRKSHP: ENGL LANG ART

Spring 2016

ENGL 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ENGL 253 LITERATURE INTO FILM:
ENGL 477 PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: ENGLISH
ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO WRKSHP: PROF WRITING
ENGL 478 PRTFOLIO WRKSHP: ENGL LANG ART
ENGL 327 PURITAN&COLONIAL AMERICAN LIT

Fall 2015

ENGL 167 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ENGL 167 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
ENGL 477 PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: ENGLISH
ENGL 477 PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP: ENGLISH
ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO WRKSHP: PROF WRITING
ENGL 479 PORTFOLIO WRKSHP: PROF WRITING
ENGL 478 PRTFOLIO WRKSHP: ENGL LANG ART
ENGL 478 PRTFOLIO WRKSHP: ENGL LANG ART
ENGL 451 STUDIES IN LIT OR CULTURE:

Spring 2015

ENGL 323 AMERICAN SHORT STORY
ENGL 494 INTERNSHIP IN WRITING/EDITING
ENGL 495 SEMINAR IN LITERATURE:

Fall 2014

ENGL 226 AMERICAN LITERATURE TO 1855
ENGL 101 COMPOSITION AND READING
ENGL 101 COMPOSITION AND READING
ENGL 496 INTERNSHIP IN TEACH/TUTORING
ENGL 266 LITERARY ANALYSIS

Spring 2014

ENGL 167 INTRO TO LITERATURE
ENGL 167 INTRO TO LITERATURE
ENGL 460 LITERATURE& OTHER DISCIPLINES:

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