B.A., Calvin College, 1990
M.A., (English), Univ. of Tennessee, 1994
Ph.D., (English), Univ. of Alabama, 2000.
Early Modern, 19th- and 20th-Century American, 20th-Century African
Current research interests:
Wole Soyinka and Flannery O'Connor
Sample RWC Courses:
Introduction to Literature (LIT 101)
American Literature II (LIT 205)
World Literature I and II (LIT 207, 208)
Literary Theory and Criticism (LIT 307)
Major Author: Wole Soyinka (LIT 312)
Major Author: Emily Dickinson (LIT 312)
Special Topics: African Novel and Memoir (LIT 405)
Special Topics: Jacksonian Legacies (LIT 405)
Special Topics: American Nature Writing (LIT 405)
- "Thinking like a Tree: The Land Ethic in O'Connor's 'A View of the Woods.'" Flannery O'Connor Review, vol. 9 (2011).
- "Call and Response: Fundamentalist Prayer in Two Stories by Flannery O'Connor," American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction: 1890 to the Present, Savannah, Georgia, October 2010.
- "Ecological Conscience in Two Early Plays by Wole Soyinka," Cultural Enrichment Series, Roberts Wesleyan College, April 2005