Ph.D., English, University of Arizona2008
M.A., English, University of Montana2002
B.A., English Education, Rocky Mountain College1998, summa cum laude
Director, Gender Studies Program, Austin College2017 - present
Director, Johnson Center for Faculty Development and Excellence in Teaching, Austin College2015 - present
Associate Professor of English, Austin College2014 - present
Assistant Professor of English, Austin College2008 - 2014
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers, “Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller"Concord, Massachusetts, 2017
Visiting Scholar, Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young UniversityFall 2014
Woman of Achievement Award, Texoma American Association of University Women2014
The Best 300 Professors, Princeton Review2012
Western American Literature (53) 2018
“Anti-Mormon Prejudice and the Politics of Whiteness in The Captivity of the Oatman Girls"
Southwestern American Literature (43) 2017
“The Indian Captivity Narrative: A Genre of the Southwest”
Critical Insights: Southwestern Literature, Ed. William Brannon, Salem Press, 2016
“Canons of Nineteenth-Century American Literature: How to Use Literature Circles to Teach Popular, Under-Represented, and Canonical Literary Traditions”
Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Literature and the Perils and Pleasures of the Classroom, Ed. Janet Casey, University of Iowa Press, 2015
“Religious Popular Culture and the Critique of Romantic Racialism in Harriet E. Wilson’s Our Nig"
Nineteenth-Century American Women Write Religion: Lived Theologies and Literature, Ed. Mary Wearn, Ashgate, 2014
“Critical Regionalism, the U.S.-Mexican War, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary History"
Western American Literature (48) 2013