B.A., Calvin College, 1990
M.A., (English), Univ. of Tennessee, 1994
Ph.D., (English), Univ. of Alabama, 2000.
At RWC since 2001
Early Modern, 19th- and 20th-Century American, 20th-Century African
Current research interests:
Wole Soyinka and Flannery O'Connor
- "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
LIT 101 Introduction to Literature
LIT 205 American Literature II
LIT 207 World Literature I and II
LIT 208 World Literature II
LIT 307 Literary Theory and Criticism
LIT 312 Major Author: Wole Soyinka; Emily Dickinson
LIT 405 Special Topics: African Novel and Memoir; Jacksonian Legacies; American Nature Writing
CMP 341 Composing Process