Curriculum Vitae


My full CV is available here. For more detailed information, see my 2017 academic promotion portfolio, available here.


Chair, Department of Literature & Languages 2018-present.
Marymount University, Arlington VA

Professor of Literature & Languages 2018-present
Marymount University, Arlington VA 

Associate Professor of Literature & Languages 2012-2018
Marymount University, Arlington VA 

Director, Graduate Program in Literature, Language & Humanities 2011-2014
Marymount University, Arlington VA

Assistant Professor of Literature & Languages 2006-2012
Marymount University, Arlington VA 

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Literature 2005-2006
Washington & Lee University, Lexington VA 

Current Editorial Positions

Digital Humanities Section Editor
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 

Web and Publications Editor
Virginia Humanities Conference


Ph.D., December 2005
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Department of English Language & Literature
Dissertation: “’A Monster with a Face between his Feet’: The Corporeal Culture of Farce in the Early Eighteenth Century”
Winner, Michael Erik Myatt Dissertation Award

MA 2000
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Department of English Language & Literature

BA 1997
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Departments of English and Philosophy
Summa cum laude, Graduation with Distinction
Honors Thesis: “Writing the Text Erotic: Discourses of Loss and Desire in the Fiction of Jeanette Winterson”

Research & Teaching Interests

Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Cultural Studies
Novel and Narrative Theory (18th – Contemporary)
Film Studies, Visual Culture
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama
Aesthetics and Aesthetic Theory
Digital Humanities
Eighteenth-Century Popular Culture and Performance
Disability Studies
Research Methodologies
Horror Film and Paracinema