Assistant Professor of English
Ph. D., English, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, 2012
M. A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003
B. A., English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000
A. A., English, Pellissippi State Community College, 1997
WRI 1050 English Fundamentals
WRI 1100 Reading and Writing Arguments
WRI 1101 Analyzing and Writing Arguments Lab
WRI 1150 Literature and Argument
WRI 1200 Research, Argument, and Writing
WRI 4990 Professional Writing Portfolio Seminar
ENG 2000 Introduction to Literature
ENG 3228 Fantasy Literature
ENG 3250 Texts and Gender: Fairy Tales
Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Eds. Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010.
Essays in Collections
“The Shoe Still Fits: Ever After and the Pursuit of a Feminist Cinderella.” Fairy Tale Film and Cinematic Folklore: Visions of Ambiguity. Eds. Pauline Greenhill and Sidney Eve Matrix. Logan: Utah State UP, 2010. 99-115.
“Mermaid Tales on Screen: Splash, The Little Mermaid, and Aquamarine.” Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Eds. Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. 194-205.
Articles in Journals
“Who’s Wicked Now? The Stepmother as Fairy-Tale Heroine.” Marvels & Tales 24.2 (2010): 255-271.
“The Silent Struggle: Autonomy for the Maiden Who Seeks Her Brothers.” The Comparatist 30 (May 2006): 81-100.
Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize (Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society). Received for “The Shoe Still Fits: Ever After and the Pursuit of a Feminist Cinderella.” 2009.
A Few Favorite Books:
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link
The Princess Bride by William Goldman