- Ph.D. English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pa.
- M.A. English, West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.
- B.A. English, West Virginia University
- American Literature
- Appalachian Literature
- Women in Literature
- World Mythology
- College Writing
- Myths & Modern Culture
- W. B. Yeats
- 20th Century American Dramatists
Research Interests/Professional Activities
Mythology of Ancient Cultures
- The Myth of the Year: Returning to the Origin of the Druid Calendar. Lanham: University Press of America, 2003.
- The Goddess and the Bull: A Study in Minoan-Mycenaean Mythology. Lanham: University of America Press, 2007.
- The Mythology of Venus: Ancient Calendars and Archaeoastronomy. Lanham: University of America Press, 2013.