Provost and Professor of English
Office: 102 Burrus Dickinson Hall
Phone: (309) 467-6301
PhD, English, SUNY-Buffalo, 1998
MA, English, Northeastern University, 1993
BA, Economics, Swarthmore College, 1989
Henry James, Claude McKay, Cities and literature, Nineteenth Century transatlantic literature
Nineteenth Century American Literature, Utopian Literature, American Novel
Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine 2005-06, where I taught at two Ukraine universities. Lectured at universities throughout Ukraine and Estonia, and at the U.S. Consulate in Alexandria, Egypt. Numerous conference presentations on Henry James and American literature, as well as a book chapter on Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man and a journal article on Frank Norris’s McTeague.
Reviewer for Fulbright program for countries in Eurasia region, as well as NEH Challenge grants.