Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D. in English with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University; December 2010

Naked Novels: Victorian Sonnet Sequences and the Problem of Marriage

M.A. in English, Vanderbilt University

‘Mine eye hath play’d the painter’: Desire and Ekphrasis in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, and the Sonnets

B.A., summa cum laude, with highest honors in English; Writing Concentration; Art History minor; Muhlenberg College

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“‘Betwixt us Two’: Whym Chow, Metonymy, and the Amatory Sonnet Tradition” in Michael Field and New Directions in Fin de Siècle Studies. eds. Sarah Parker and Ana Vadillo. Forthcoming.

“The Victorian Family in Queer Time: Secrets, Sisters, and Lovers in The Woman in White and Fingersmith;” with Lauren N. Hoffer in Queer Victorian Families: Curious Relations in Literature edited by Duc Dau and Shale Preston; Routledge, 2015

Instructor’s Manual for Writing Analytically with Readings, 3rd ed. with David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen. Cengage, 2015.

“Writing Assignments” in A Guide to Teaching First-Year Composition: Strategies for Promoting Student Success in the Writing Classroom. Cengage, 2014.

Instructor’s Manual for Writing Analytically, 7th ed. with David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen. Cengage, 2014.

“A Reflection on the Work of Yale Professor Sam See (1979-2013)” in Reviews & Responses; UNIversitas: The University of Northern Iowa Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity; volume 9, 2014.

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Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Dickinson College; 2015-present




Visiting Assistant Professor, Dickinson College; 2014-2015; Department of English

Adjunct, Dickinson College; 2013-2014; Writing Program and First Year Seminar Program

Lecturer, Vanderbilt University; 2012- 2013

Lecturer, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Spring 2012

  • Freshman English (English 102W)
  • British Literature Survey II: 1800- Present (English 216W)

Graduate Instructor, Department of English, Vanderbilt University; 2007-2009

  • Composition (English 100)
  • Literature: Critical Thinking and Analysis (English 102W)

Writing Tutor and Writing Assistant, Muhlenberg College Writing Center; 2001-2003

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Awards and Honors

Edgar Hill Duncan Award, Vanderbilt University English Department (April 2010)

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Graduate Fellow (July 2009-June 2010)

Women’s and Gender Studies Certification, Vanderbilt University (April 2010)

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Vanderbilt University (October 2009; April 2009)

Rose Alley Press Achievement Award (September 2008)

Dickens Project of the University of California: Dickens Universe, Santa Cruz, CA (July 2008)

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship for Graduate Studies (September 2005- August 2009)

Phi Beta Kappa (2002)

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Selected Presentations, Panels, and Invited Papers

“The Amatory Sonnet Tradition and Whym Chow, Flame of Love”; The Michael Field Centenary Conference: New Directions in Fin-de-Siècle Studies (University of London, England; July 2014)

“Diseases, Tombs, and Zombies; Or, Metaphors of Marriage in George Meredith’s Modern Love”; North American Victorian Studies Association Conference (NAVSA) (Madison, Wisconsin; September 2012)

“Sound Bites: Victorian Poetry in the Age of Rod Blagojevich and 30 Rock”;  NAVSA Conference; Seminar: Performing Victorian Poetry (Nashville, Tennessee; November 2011)

“Queering Sonnets from the Portuguese”; Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Graduate Student Lecture Series (April 2010)

“Poets, Lovers and Pet Owners: Intimacy in Michael Field”;  UCLA Queer Studies Conference (Los Angeles, California; October 2009)

“Triangulations of Intimacy: Michael Field’s Whym Chow, Flame of Love”; British Women Writers Conference (Iowa City, Iowa; April 2009)

“Drawing on the ‘tomb for text’: Marriage and Poetic Form in George Meredith’s Modern Love”; The Dickens Project: Winter Conference (Nashville, Tennessee; February 2009)

“‘Mine eye hath play’d the painter’: Desire and Ekphrasis in Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, and the Sonnets”; English Graduate Student Association Conference (Nashville, Tennessee; April 2006)

Panel Participant: “National Granting Institutions: ACLS, NEH, Woodrow Wilson, and Jacob Javits Fellowships”; Vanderbilt University Grant and Fellowship Workshop (Nashville, Tennessee; March 2009)

Panel Participant: “Writing, with Feeling: Personal Reflection in Student Writing”; Vanderbilt Writing Studio Symposium: Writing and Discipline (Nashville, TN; March 2009)

Panel Participant: “Balancing Graduate Student Demands”; National Conference on Graduate Student Leadership (Lexington, Kentucky; November 2007)

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Professional Service

English Majors Committee, Faculty Liaison, Dickinson (2016- )

Transgender Advocacy Committee, Dickinson (2015- )

Writing Program Subcommittee, Dickinson College (2013- )

Project Coordinator, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy (2013)

Conference Coordinator, 2011 North American Victorian Studies Association Conference (2011-2012); Department of English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) President; Vanderbilt University (2008-2009)

Graduate Student Council, Vice President of Academic Affairs (2006-2008)

Center for Teaching Advisory Board, Graduate Student Representative (2007- 2008)

Vanderbilt Student Conduct Council, Member (2006- 2008)

Graduate Honor Council, Core Member (2005-2006)

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Interdisciplinary Working Groups and Workshops

How Learning Works faculty seminar facilitated by Noreen Lape and Bob Winston (2015)

Willoughby Institute for Teaching with Technology, Dickinson College (2014)

19th Century Group Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University (2005- 2013)

Queer Theory Reading Group, Robert Penn Warren Center (2005- 2010); Co-Facilitator (2006-2008)

Reclaiming Citizenship Working Group, Robert Penn Warren Center (2006-2010);  Facilitator (2009-2010)

Teaching Texts: The Hard Stuff of Reading; Vanderbilt University Center for Ethics (May 2008)  (Pedagogy Workshop)

Pedagogy of the Difficult: Exploring the Hard Stuff;  Center for Ethics (May 2007) (Pedagogy Workshop)

Graduate Student Teaching Event for Professional Development (GradSTEP) 2008; Topic: Keeping Pace with the Present: Practical Approaches to Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders; Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching (January 2008) (Pedagogy Workshop)

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City of Allentown Human Relations Commission Award, Allentown, PA (September 2005)

National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA), Certified Crisis Responder (April 2005)

Sojourner Truth Award, Muhlenberg College (April 2003)

The Dr. Harold L. Stenger Jr. Fellowship for Graduate Study in Literature (April 2003)

Muhlenberg College Writing Center Award for Outstanding Writing Center Mentor (May 2003)

Muhlenberg College Writing Center Outstanding Writing Tutor Award (May 2002)

Presidential Scholarship, Muhlenberg College (Fall 1999 – Spring 2003)

Steven G. Calvert Memorial Merit Scholarship (Fall 1999- Spring 2003)

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Other Employment and Consulting Work

2011-present   Consultant & Editor; The National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, Ltd. (NCHERM)

2013-2015       Content Provider; Cengage Learning, Inc.

2012-2013       Project Coordinator & Research Fellow; Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University

2011-2012       Conference Coordinator; 2011 North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Vanderbilt University

2010-2011       Consultant & Editor; Kenneth Goldstein, LLC, Madison, Wisconsin

2003-2005       Prevention Educator & Crisis Counselor; Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pennsylvania

2004-2005       Research Assistant; Thompson and Wadsworth Publishing for Drs. David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen’s Writing Analytically about Words and Images

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