Education

Doctorate in English - University of Kentucky; 2004
Masters in English - University of Kentucky; 1994
Bachelors in English - Berea College; 1991

Courses Taught

Bibliography and Research Methods
First-year Composition I and II
Introduction to Film
Introduction to Literary Study
Modern Fiction
Senior Seminar: Mind/Body/Soul in the Long Eighteenth Century
Survey of World Literature II (1600 to the present)
Writing for the College Newspaper

Current Professional Organizations

Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Self Study Coordinator, 2010 - present
Faculty Advisor to Sigma Tau Delta, 2006 - present
Member of the Assessment Committee, Glenville State College, 2005- present
Chair of the Retention Committee, Glenville State College, 2007- 2010
Member of the Assessment Committee, Glenville State College, 2005- present
Faculty Advisor to The Phoenix, the Glenville State College student newspaper, 2006 – 2010
Faculty Advisor to The Gay/Straight Alliance, 2006 - 2008
Member of the Internationalizing Glenville State College Committee, 2006-2007
Organizer and chair of panels on "Landscape and the Passions" at the 2005 South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference
Sophomore Literature Committee Member, Eastern Kentucky University, 2002-2005

Publications

"Joanna Baillie." Encyclopedia of Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2010

"Allegory." Companion to Pre-1600 British Poetry. Ed. Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File, 2007

"Dream Allegory." Companion to Pre-1600 British Poetry. Ed. Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File, 2007

"Typology." Companion to Pre-1600 British Poetry. Ed. Michelle M. Sauer. New York: Facts on File, 2007

"On Mark Storey's The Problem of Poetry in the Romantic Period." Romantic Circles Reviews 5.2 (2002): 11 pars. 1 Apr. 2002.

"Review of James Still's New and Collected Poems." Appalachian Heritage. Fall 2001

"Review of Victor Depta's Preparing a Room." Appalachian Heritage. Summer 2001

Presentations

"The Solitary Journey in the Age of Cell Phones" presented at the 2007 Association for Core Texts Conference

"From 'figurative style' to 'society with all nature': Landscape, Personification, and the Passions in the Eighteenth Century" presented at the 2005 South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

"Abandoning the Philosophic Porch: Metaphors of Motion in Baillie, Barbauld, and Wordsworth" presented at the 2004 International Conference on Romanticism

Participant in West Virginia Summer Seminar, "Figures on the Margin: The Language of Gender in British Romanticism." June 2003

"The Effects of Education in Barbauld and Wordsworth: Figuring the Impact of Culture" presented at the 1999 NEMLA Conference

"Failing to Avoid Christ: Flannery O'Conner's Wiseblood" presented at the 1997 Kentucky Philological Association Meeting

"Understanding 'thy fit help': Gender in Book X of Paradise Lost" presented at the 1996 Kentucky Philological Association Meeting (Best of Section)