- Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
- M.A., University of Kentucky
- B.A., Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.
- Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British Literature
- Gender and Sexuality
- Gothic Literature
- The Novel
- Research Methods
- First-Year Writing
- Place Studies
Research Interests/Professional Activities
- Literature of the long nineteenth century, especially the works of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell and Mary Elizabeth Braddon
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Material Culture Studies
- Curriculum Design
- “Wives, Daughters, and Worsted-Work: The Trouble with Victorian Handiwork Culture.” Victorians Institute Journals. December 2019
- “His and Hers: Gendered Ownership in Dombey and Son and Lady Audley’s Secret.” Victorian Literature and Culture. June 2017.
- “First-Year Symposium: One College’s Response to the Perceived ‘Deficit’ in Civic Education.” Co-authored with Joe Roidt, Marty DeNicolo, Amy Kittle, and Brent Saindon. Communication Education. October 2016.
- “Inherited Emotions: George Eliot and the Politics of Heirlooms.” Nineteenth-Century Literature. March 2010.