Professor, Mentoring Program Coordinator
Department of English
I teach a variety of English courses, from College Writing I to Senior Seminar; I stay active in my research, with my third book (an edited collection on Feminist Fathering) in the peer review phase currently; and I create programming about professional development for faculty in all streams and stages at the Tuscarawas Campus.
WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:
EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:
I was a graduate student at the University of Alabama, and before that at Kent State University. I also taught high school, senior English, at Parkside High School in Salisbury, MD prior to going back to school.
likes most about kent state university:
The opportunity to reach students, especially first generation students, who are just beginning to realize the benefits of higher education.
ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:
This is a strong university, one in which I felt at home since my days as a graduate student here. The Tuscarawas campus, now that I’ve been here over 15 years, truly feels like family.
New Philadelphia, OH
PhD, The University of Alabama, 19th Century American Literature
MA, Kent State University, English
B.S. in Secondary English Education, Edinboro University of PA
Reading, bicycling, travel, film