I am an Associate Professor of English Studies
, specializing in pre-modern British and world literatures, as well as Co-Coordinator of the Center for Teaching and Learning
, at Fitchburg State University
in Fitchburg, MA. I received my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut
in 2010. My first book is available from Palgrave, entitled Memory and Confession in Middle English Literature,
and explores how the traditional medieval relationship between memory and confession provides a valuable framework for understanding the employment of recollection in various Middle English literary texts. My interests, both teaching and research, are wide-ranging, from classical literature and Anglo-Saxon to Chaucer and film studies with the American Civil War thrown in for variety. In addition, I do a lot of research on encouraging student investment in learning, information literacy, and pedagogical wikis in higher education
. I am in the middle of a teaching and learning book project entitled Students Are People Too.
I am currently Book Review Editor for Currents in Teaching and Learning
and on the board of the New England Faculty Development Consortium and the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning.