Professor of English
Ph.D. The Ohio State University (Victorian Literature)
M.A. University of Northern Colorado (Secondary Reading)
B.S. Bemidji State University (English, German, Education)
I've been teaching English at Malone since 1996 and serving as Honors Program Director since 2001. Before that I was a graduate assistant and lecturer at The Ohio State University; I also taught at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and in the public schools in Circle Pines, Minnesota.
Recent Scholarly Work
"Writing Faithfully, Faithful Writing," The Art of Worship Conference, First Friends Church, Canton, OH. July 13-14, 2007.
"Liberty and Personal Faith in the Honors Curriculum." member of the panel at the National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Philadelphia, PA. November 16-19, 2006.
"Who Was She? Who Are We? What Can We Learn about Ourselves from the Diary of a Nineteenth-Century Teacher, Mother, and Abused Wife?" performance of the diary of Emily Hawley Gillespie, co-written with Margaret Wick. Additional performers: Mary Giffen, and Malone Honors Program students Cara Caudill, Emily Neeson, and Haley Whyte. Part of the Women's Talking Back Series, Kent State University, Stark Campus, Canton, OH. January 2005.
"Moving Forward by Looking Back: Conflicting Constructions of Self." performance of the diary of Emily Hawley Gillespie, co-written with Margaret Wick. additional performers: Phyllis Carlin and Malone Honors Program students Cara Caudill, Emily Neeson, and Haley Whyte. National Communications Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 11-14, 2004.
"Working within a Community of Learners: Teaching Christina Rossetti at a Christian College." Teaching British Women Writers 1750-1900. Jeanne Moskol and Shannon Wooden, eds. New York: Peter Lang, 2005. 150-59.
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on Narrative Theory: Rhetoric and Ethics in Fiction and Non-fiction. Summer 2005. James Phelan, Director. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio