Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
FALL 2023 Office Hours
I am on a Faculty Research Fellowship for the Fall 2023 semester.
I am still available to meet by email, video, phone conference, and some in person appointments;
To schedule an appointment please email [email protected]
I am Professor of English Education and American Literature in the Department of English Language and Literature as well as Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. I served as Associate Dean of The Honors College at Eastern Michigan University (2020-2022).
I was the 2017 recipient of the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching at Eastern Michigan University, and I was the Institutional Winner for Eastern Michigan for the 2020 MAC Outstanding Faculty Award for Student Success.
My scholarly and teaching interests frequently overlap, focusing on English teacher education, literature pedagogy, local literature, American women writers, and multi-modalities in literacy education. This fall I will be pursuing some of those intersections through a Faculty Research Fellowship for the project, “Micro-Financing Cultural Capital: Re-Serializing fin-de-siècle American Women Writers for 21st Century Contexts.”
A past co-director of the National Writing Project site at Eastern Michigan (EMWP), I have been involved with local and national teacher research networks for close to 20 years, most recently to support site-based teacher research and teacher inquiry groups in southeast Michigan.
I am co-editor of the book Teaching the Literature Survey Course, published by WVU Press, which was nominated for the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award.
For information about talks and presentations, visit WVU Press Authors Gallery: Meet the Experts.
“Quick, Dead, and Widowed: Failed Reading of ‘Unwholesome Intellectual Sweets’ and the Importance of Knowing Whose Story You’re In.” In Heather Ostman, ed. The New View from Cane River: Critical Essays on Kate Chopin's At Fault.(Baton Rouge: LSU Press, July 2022).
To set up an appointment, please email: [email protected]