I'm affiliated with both the Sweetland Center for Writing and the English Department. For Sweetland, I work with students in Writing Workshop. For English, I teach a variety of courses focusing on a wide variety of topics including horror, working-class literature, comics, and Middle English literature.
I am a first-generation American and was a first-generation college student, and I am committed to helping under-represented students succeed and to making the world of higher education a more diverse and welcoming place to learn and teach.
PhD, English Literature, Certificate in Medieval Studies - Indiana University - Bloomington, 2007
M.A., English - DePaul University, Chicago 1997
B.A., English - College of Saint Francis, Joliet, Illinois, 1994
2014 LSA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education
2011 BEN prize for Excellence in Teaching, University of Michigan, Department of English