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Research Interests

  • Jane Austen
  • Women writers, c. 1650-1830
  • Adaptation of 17th- through 19th-century texts
  • Transatlanticism
  • Juvenilia
  • Restoration and 18th-century drama
  • Pedagogy
  • Digital and public humanities


  • PhD, University of Tennessee, ​2010
  • MA, Texas A&M University, 2003
  • BA – Summa Cum Laude, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2001

Forthcoming Publication

  • “The Jane Austen Heritage Industry and Literary Tourism.” A Companion to Jane Austen and the Arts, edited by Joe D. Bray and Hannah Moss. Under contract at Edinburgh University Press.


Collection of Essays

Individual Essays

Recent Book Reviews

Public Writing

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, 2021-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, 2016-2021
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, 2011-2016
  • Post-Doctoral Lecturer, University of Tennessee, 2010-2011
  • Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee, 2004-2010
  • Assistant Lecturer, Texas A&M University, 2003-2004
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University, 2001-2003

Courses Taught

University of Maine at Farmington​

  • ENG 497, Independent Study (“Proto-Science Fiction” and “Juvenilia”)
  • ENG 477, Senior Seminar (“Jane Austen’s Monsters,” “21st-c. Adaptations of Shakespeare,” “Juvenilia,” “Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” and “Restoration and Early 18th-Century English Drama”)
  • ENG 397, Independent Study (“Satire, Jonathan Swift, and Terry Pratchett” and “Femininity and the Body in Pride and Prejudice and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
  • ENG 380, Transatlantic 18th-Century Women
  • ENG 377, Special Topics Course (“Animal Studies and Literature,” “Transatlantic 18th-Century Women,” and “Adaptations of 17th- through 19th-century British Literature”)
  • ENG 345, Romantic Era Literature
  • ENG 344, Eighteenth-Century Literature (General Survey,  Travel Narratives)
  • ENG 300: Critical Concepts ​(course for English majors)
  • ENG 297, Independent Study (“Shakespeare and Elementary Education” and “Eighteenth-Century Drama”)
  • ENG 288: Topics in Literature and Gender
  • ENG 277, Special Topics Course (“Jane Austen’s Adolescent Angst” – online course)
  • ENG 251H, British Texts and Contexts I
  • ENG 250H, Shakespeare
  • ENG 202, Editing
  • ENG 201, Public Writing
  • ENG 200, Professional Writing
  • ENG 181, Literary Analysis and Interpretation
  • ENG 100, First-Year Writing Seminar (“Constructing Autobiographical Images of The Female Body” and “Art as Social Critique”)
  • FYS 100, First-Year Seminar (“Women’s Autobiographical Images”)
  • HON 377, Proto-Science Fiction
  • HON 277, Monsters
  • HON 177, Adolescence

University of Tennessee 

  • ENG 201, Survey of British Literature: Beowulf through Samuel Johnson
  • ENG 102, First-Year Composition II (“Inquiry into Women’s Autobiographies in Multimodal Forms,” “Visual Art and Culture” and “Writing about Literature”)
  • ENG 101, First-Year Composition I (“Rhetoric and Argument”)
  • WMS 493, Independent Study on Sylvia Plath
  • WMS 215, Images of Women in Literature: Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
  • WMS 210, Images of Women in Literature: Biography and Autobiography

Texas A&M University 

  • ENGL 301, Technical Writing
  • ENGL 210, Scientific and Technical Writing
  • ENGL 203, Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 203, Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 104, Composition and Rhetoric

Teaching Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching in Honors, 2017
  • Faculty and Staff Banquet Award, Outstanding Faculty Member 0-5 Years of Service, 2017

Academic Activities

Extracurricular Activities

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  • Blogger
  • Gamer
  • Audiobook Listener
  • Proud Parent of Two Cats
  • Devoted Auntie
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