Areas of expertise

Studies in Willa Cather; Holistic Education; Spirituality in Composition Studies
Film Studies; Creative Nonfiction
Courses taught: English 101, 201, 301, 303, 134, 234, 251, 345, 326, 460, 539, 601, 615, 638, 656
Degrees and Universities 

Wayne State University:  M.A. in English; Ph.D. in English
MaryGrove College; B.A. in English, Secondary Education Certification
Recent publications 
“Introduction” to: The Influence of Intraracial Class and Color Bias in African American Popular Culture: A Study in Literature and Film. Dolores V. Sisco.  Edward Mellen Books.  Forthcoming,  2013

“Nature Writing and Popular Culture in Gene Stratton-Porter’s The Keeper of the Bees.” Mid America.  The Yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, Spring 2012. 

“A Pragmatic Theory of Hope for Teaching My Antonia.” Teaching Cather.  Forthcoming, 2013.

“Cather’s Anodyne of Hope in Shadows on the Rock: Cecile Dispenses and Receives” MidAmerica. The yearbook of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. 2009.

"Creating the Joyful Writer: Introducing Holistic Experiences to the Classroom." Lanham:
Maryland, Rowman & Littlefield Education. 2007.