• ‚ÄčPosition: Lecturer
  • Department: English Language & Literature
  • Campus Address: Anspach 207
  • Phone: 989-774-1667
  • Email: russe2em@cmich.edu

Areas of Interest

  • Early National and Antebellum American Literature
  • Transcendentalism and Romanticism
  • Natural History and Nature Writing
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Native American Literatures

Courses Taught

ENG 101: Freshmen Composition
ENG 201: Intermediate Composition
ENG 251: American Literature from the Colonial Period through the Romantic Period
ENG 460: Seminar on Nature Writers (Co-taught with Professor Danny Patterson)


PhD, English - University of Missouri, 2016
MA, English - Central Michigan University, 2013
BA, English - Michigan State University, 2008


Nature, Materiality, and Human Agency in the Literature of the Great Lakes, 1790-1853


"We Share Our Matters / Teionkwakhashion Tsi Niionkwariho:Ten: Two Centuries of Writing and Resistance at Six Nations of the Grand River by Rick Monture." The Goose 14.2 (2016) (book review)

Works in Progress

"In All Its Original Wildness": The Mammal Essays of John James Audubon and John Bachman. (with Daniel Patterson) (book)

"Moonlight and the Ague": The Materiality of the Great Lakes Region in Literature, 1820-1853 (book)