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 Publications

  • Transatlantic Women Travelers: 1688-1843, editor. Under contract at Bucknell UP.
  • “Introduction: Tracing the Lives of Transatlantic Women’s Travelers.” Forthcoming in Transatlantic Women Travelers: 1688-1843, Ed. Misty Krueger and prepared for Bucknell UP.
  • “Austen(’s) Pages and Sociability: Working with Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts, Wikis, and a Digital Edition of Northanger Abbey.” Forthcoming in Austen 200: Reading the Novels after the Bicentenaries. Ed. Kerry Sinanan. Under review at Edinburgh University Press.
  • Book review of Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen for Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal.


My book reviews (pre-2020) may be found here.

Works Under Review

  • “Writing through Cancer, or How Jane Austen Saved My Life.” Under review at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Works in Progress

  • “Jane Austen and the Heritage Industry.” Prepared for A Companion to Jane Austen and the Arts, Edinburgh UP. Edited by Joe D. Bray and Hannah Moss.
  • An essay on Austen, convalescence, social distancing, and self-quarantine. Prepared for Persuasions On-Line.
  • A digital project on my experience with breast cancer. Prepared for the forthcoming “Maine Digital Collaborative” website. Edited by John Muthyala et al.

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Maine at Farmington, 2016+
  • 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 (“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, Special Topics Course (“Proto-Science Fiction”)
  • HON 177, First-Year Writing (“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 (at the University of Maine at Farmington)

  • Faculty Sponsor to Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society
  • Chair, University Culture Committee
  • Co-organizer, UMF Symposium
  • Wilson Scholars faculty sponsor (2013: project on Jane Austen; 2020: project on proto-science fiction)
  • Humanities Representative on Self-Designed Major Committee
  • English Department Social Media/Blog Aide Supervisor
  • English 100 Assessment Work Group
  • English Department Hiring Committees
  • Readers Theater Dramaturg and Actor
  • Intermittent Cosplayer