Institutional development professional with 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector serving arts and culture, education, and social service organizations.  Humanities advocate and scholar with research interests in the public humanities, philanthropy, and geocriticism.


PhD, English, Duquesne University

MA, English, Boston College

BA, English, Certificate in Catholic Studies, Sacred Heart University


“Muriel Rukeyser’s “Campaign” and the Spectacular Documentary Poetics of the Whistle Stop Tour.” Humanities 2022, 11(6).

“Placemaking And Practical Applications Of Geocriticism: An Interview With Bertrand Westphal.”  Beyond the Margins: Interdisciplinarity, Hybridity, Fusion and the Future of the Humanities 2023, 20(1). 32-29.

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Board Member of the PA Humanities (co-chair of Development Committee)

MLA Member, Committee Member: Committee on Honors and Awards

Finance Committee Member for the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry

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