I'm a professor of English in the Humanities Department, located in Hartzel Hall. I received my B.A. in English and Psychology and my M.A. in English from Lehigh University, and my Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In addition to teaching general education courses, including College Writing, Freshman Scholars, Literary Analysis, and Introduction to Gender Studies, I teach courses in British literature, my area of expertise and research. One of my specializations is Victorian literature; I’ve published articles on Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens as well as co-edited Victorian Prose: An Anthology (Columbia University Press, 1999) with Rosemary Mundhenk of Lehigh University.
I am also interested in women writers, women's issues, and feminist pedagogy. If you are a Cedar Crest student browsing this page, I look forward to chatting with you in class (or out) about the pleasures of literary study and the perspectives and experiences of women, both lived and imagined in literature.
Recently, I have developed an interest in British fantasy and have taught
courses and presented papers on the Harry Potter series.
If you're a fan of Tolkien, Pullman, Rowling, or other British fantasy
writers, let's chat! (Extra credit if you can tell me where the
picture of me on this webpage was taken. . . .)