- MA Washington University in St. Louis
- PhD Washington University in St. Louis
English major seminars in the Renaissance, Restoration and Enlightenment, British Romanticism, and History of Theatre; general studies courses include Honors Western Thought, composition, Literature and the Arts and Environmental Literature
She has a particular interest in the intersection between literature and the arts as reflected in her dissertation, "Jubal's Journey: The Musician as Exile in Victorian Literature."
- Joined the faculty at WWU in 2017
- Served as Chair and Professor of English at Pacific Union College and Columbia Union College
Associate Professor of English
College Writing Coordinator
- BA Walla Walla University, 1993
- PhD University of Oregon, 2002
Twentieth-century American and British literature, poetry, and composition.
- Joined the Walla Walla English Department in 2004
- Served as English Dept. chair from 2009-2023
Modern literature, modern poetry, poetics, and the politics of form
- MA Western Washington University
- PhD University at Buffalo, SUNY
Poetry and creative nonfiction, composition, early American and 19th-century American literature
Poetry and American narratives, particularly nineteenth century travel narratives and their role in identity formation, slave/liberation narratives, and captivity narratives
- Served as Chair and Professor of English at Pacific Union College
- PUC Educator of the Year, 2021
- BA Walla Walla University, 2012
- MA Western Washington University, 2015
- PhD University of California, Davis, 2022
Victorian literature, medieval literature, composition, literary and critical theory, and film studies.
In addition to her teaching areas, her research and interests include nineteenth-century transatlantic literature, empire studies, environmental humanities, medical humanities, science fiction, folklore, Middle English, and Old English. Her dissertation is titled Industrial Specters of Nineteenth-Century Literature: Mills, Ports, and Mines; selections have been published in Literary Geographies, Venti, and Gothic Nature.
- BA Walla Walla University, 1998; English and History
Serves as WWU’s Governance Secretary