Associate Professor/ Co-Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Office: Ryan 425
- Ph.D. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies
- M.A. English Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005
- B.A. with Distinction, in cursu honorum, English and Philosophy, Fordham University, 2003
- “Disability in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction.” Interdisciplinary Journal of the Dedicated Semester 2 (2011). Web.
- Remaking American Catholic Fiction, 1845-1965
- “Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and Postmodern Agency,” Saint Louis University Library Associates, May 2017.
- “Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Slave Narrative,” Saint Louis University Library Associates, July 2017.
- “Harry Sylvester and the Radical Catholic Novel,” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, Kansas City, MO, November 2018
- “Kathleen Norris and the Sexual Politics of Catholic Popular Modernism,” Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 2016.
- Panel Organizer and Chair, “Religion and Secular Culture in American Literature.” Midwest
- Modern Language Association Convention, St. Louis, MO, November 2016.
- “Maurice Egan’s The Disappearance of John Longworthy and the Rise of Catholic Realism,”
- American Literature Association Symposium: The City and American Literature, New Orleans, LA, 2015.
- Symposium organizer and moderator. “Obligations of Justice and Love: A Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of Gaudium et Spes.” Fontbonne University, 2014.
- “Tales of the Cloister, Tales of the City: Elizabeth Jordan’s Catholic Realism,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Denver, CO, 2012.
- “‘A Woman’s Book’: Dorothy Day’s On Pilgrimage and the Politics of Catholic Domesticity at Mid-Century.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2012.
- Panel Organizer. “Sacred Journeys, Imagined Places: Pilgrimage and American Literature.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2012.
- “‘Vain Reading’: Mary Anne Sadlier’s Bessy Conway and the Development of Catholic Sentimentality,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.
- “The Body of Christ: Flannery O’Connor’s Theology of the Body and the Politics of Catholic Authorship,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2009.
- Panel Organizer and Chair “Politicizing Religion: A New Politics for the Twentieth Century,” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY, 2009.
ENG101: Composition I
- ENG102: Composition II
- ENG120: Introduction to Literature
- INT 105: Culture and the Common Good: First-Year Seminar
- ENG220: Introduction to Women’s Literature
- ENG200: Introduction to Literary Studies
- ENG260: The American Literary Tradition to 1865
- ENG261:The American Literary Tradition Since 1865
- ENG 381: The Age of Jackson
- ENG 363: Religion and Literature: Catholic Literature
- ENG337: The American Literary Renaissance
- ENG370: Literary Theory
- ENG381: American Science Fiction
- ENG383: The Short Story
- ENG496: Senior Thesis