Associate Professor, English
B.A., Lehigh University, 1970
M.A., University of New Hampshire, 1980
Ph.D. (English Literature), Brown University, 1986
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest
Medieval literature, expository writing, literary theory, archives.
"The Death of the Editor and Printer: Teaching Early Modern Publishing Practices to Internet-Raised Undergraduates," in Ian Moulton and Heidi Brayman Hackle, eds., Teaching Early Modern Literature from Archives, MLA Press, forthcoming, 2012.
"Two Undergraduate Student Research Projects from English 241: Archeology of Text," (co-written with Sarah Kendall ['08] and Cassie Brand ['09]) for Gabriella Dean, ed., "'Archives, Remixed': Case Studies on Undergraduate Work in and with Archives," a special issue of Archive, an online journal, forthcoming, 2012.
"Writing Fame: Epitaph Transcriptions in Renaissance Chaucer Editions and the Construction of Chaucer's Poetic Reputation," Journal of the Early Book Society 14 (2011), 105-130.
"Kuskin, William, ed. Caxton's Trace: Studies in the History of English Printing. Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 2006." [Review] ANQ 21:4 (Winter 2007) 74-78.
"Illiterate Memory and Spiritual Experience: Margery Kempe, the Liturgy, and the 'Woman in the Crowd,'" in Mindful Spirit in Late Medieval Literature: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth D. Kirk. N.Y.: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2006. Pp. 237-48.
2008 CLIR "Hidden Collections" grant ($198,000) to catalog the collection of James Wilson Bright and other under-utilized rare book and archival materials in the Julia Rogers Library
2006 Elizabeth Nitzche Research Grant, Goucher College [Bright Collection Restoration]
Council on Library and Information Resources “Hidden Collections” $198,000 Grant, Co-Author, 2009
Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections, Co-Founder, 2009
The Hobbit Aloud, a marathon public reading of J. R. R. Tolkien’s first novel, Organizer, September 27, 2009.