Associate Professor of English
Spring 2016 Office Hours
MWF 11:00-11:50 OC 3014
MWF 1:00-1:50 online via Zoom https://zoom.us/j/6952691403
Ph.D. in English, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, May 1992
Major field of concentration: Modern American Literature
Dissertation: "The Role of the Family in the Novels of E. L. Doctorow"
Minor fields: Modern British Fiction and Modern French Fiction
M.A. in English, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1984
RECENT SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS:
- “Reimagining Humanities Teaching Through Online Engagement”
Conference of the College English Association (CEA)
Indianapolis, IN, April 2015
- “Sartorius Defrocked: Edgar Lawrence Doctorow’s Posthumanist Jeremiad”
Annual Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)
Columbus, OH, November 2015
OTHER SCHOLARLY WORK:
-“Ivorian Bonus: Teaching Abouet and Oubrerie’s Aya.” Teaching Comics and Graphic
Narratives: Essays, Strategies, and Practice. Dong, Lan, ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland
Publishing, 2012: 161-172. Print.
-"The Role of Talk Story in Maxine Hong Kingston’s and Amy Tan’s Versions of the Mother-
Daughter Plot.” For West, Katherine and Linda Moser, The Woman Warrior: Memories of a
Girlhood Among Ghosts. In Critical Insights, Salem Press. Under Review.