Research Interests

  • Jane Austen
  • Women Writers, c. 1650-1830
  • Adaptation of 17th- through 19th-century texts
  • Restoration and 18th-century Drama
  • Pedagogy


  • 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 review at Bucknell UP.
  • “Introduction.” Forthcoming in Transatlantic Women Travelers: 1688-1843, Ed. Misty Krueger and prepared for Bucknell UP.
  • “Teaching the Austen-Monster-Mashup: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.” Forthcoming in Adapting the Eighteenth Century: Pedagogies and Practices. Eds. Sharon Harrow and Kirsten Saxton. Prepared for University of Rochester Press.
  • “Handles, Hashtags, and Austen Social Media.” Forthcoming in Texas Studies in Literature and Languages Special Issue: “What’s Next for Jane Austen?” Eds. Janine Barchas and Devoney Looser, 2020.
  • “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 in the Bicentenaries. Ed. Kerry Sinanan.
  • Book review of Satire, Celebrity, and Politics in Jane Austen.
  • Book review of Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen.


A list of my book reviews may be found here.

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, Juvenilia)
  • ENG 477, Senior Seminar (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 377, Special Topics Course (Transatlantic 18th-Century Women, 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 ​
  • ENG 297, Independent Study (Shakespeare and Elementary Education, Eighteenth-Century Drama)
  • ENG 277H, Special Topics Course (Jane Austen’s Adolescent Angst – online course)
  • ENG 251H, British Texts and Contexts I (Middle Ages through 18th Century)
  • ENG 250H, Shakespeare (Focus on Tragedy)
  • 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, Art as Social Critique)
  • FYS 100, First-Year Seminar (Women’s Autobiographical Images)
  • HON 377, Special Topics Course (Proto-Science Fiction)
  • 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, 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

Academic Activities (at the University of Maine at Farmington)