Welcome to my online portfolio! This site is designed to provide interactive
access to my CV, teaching philosophy, teaching materials — including evidence of teaching effectiveness and course evaluations — Research, and more. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me or follow me on twitter.
My research interests include early American literature, multi-ethnic literature of the United States (MELUS) including Native American literature, narrative medicine, the history of science and medicine, narratives of illness and disease, and literature of the ocean. I also work on material objects, such as sewing samplers, baskets, and wampum. I am particularly interested in exploring issues of agency and identity, and analyze a variety of discursive texts and objects–ranging from letters and diaries, to medical tracts and sermons, to travel narratives and recipes.
The blog on this site incorporates links to conferences, articles, scholars, and organizations that I follow and/or participate in as well as ideas for teaching materials. In particular, this is where you can find links to press coverage for the Warrior-Scholar Project, an organization assisting veterans to transition from the military to higher education that I have worked with for several years.