Gladly lerne, gladly teche.

Teaching & Research interests:

  • Non-canonical medieval literature, especially religious texts

  • Early English literature, especially Middle English literature

  • Horror and the supernatural in literature

  • Comics and graphic novels

  • Working-class literature (and more generally social class in literature and culture)

  • Freshman composition, especially for first-generation / “at-risk” college students

Proudly non-tenure track.


Indiana University, Bloomington
Doctor of Philosophy, English Literature, October 2007
Certificate in Medieval Studies

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
Master of Arts, English, June 1997

University of Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts, English, May 1994
Minor in philosophy

Other Publications

“Super(Plow)man.” In Approaches to Teaching Piers Plowman, ed. Thomas Goodmann (New York: Modern Language Association of America, in press).

Guest co-editor of special issue, “Teaching Medieval Literature off the Grid.” Pedagogy 13 (2013).

“Rude Strength: A Reading of Julian of Norwich.” Essays in Medieval Studies 15 (1998): 109-13.

“‘The Chiefe and Principal Mene’: Julian of Norwich’s Redefining of the Body in A Revelation of Divine Love.” Mystics Quarterly 22 (1996): 102-10.

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