Associate Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2002
Education: Ph.D. 2011, Georgia State University, M.A. in English, 2002, Middle Tennessee State University
Specializations: Gender and Women’s Studies, U.S. Southern Literature, Postcolonial Literature
Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 2110: World Literature, GWST 2000: Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies, ENGL 3340 Ethnic Literatures, ENGL 3330 Gender Studies, GWST 3100 Gender and the U.S. South, ENGL 4580: 20th Century World Literature, ASIA 3340: Contemporary South Asian Literature
Most Recent or Most Important Publications: Teachers as Avatars: English Studies in the Digital Age. Co-Edited with Linda Stewart. Hampton Press, 2011 “A Seat at the Table for EVERYONE: Exercises in Valuing Diversity.” in Getting Culture: Best Practices for Teaching Diversity Across the Curriculum. Ed. Regan, et al. Sterling: Stylus Publishing, 2008. Co-Authored with Lynn Boettler, Christy Price. “The In-House Conference: A Strategy for Disrupting Order and Shifting Identities.” Pedagogy. Duke University Press, Vol. 8, 2008. Co-Authored with Beth Daniell, Linda Stewart, Ellen Taber. “The Smeller’s (Almost Always) a Feller: A Sensory Studies Approach to Examining Gender and Sexuality Across Nine Faulkner Texts.” The Faulkner Journal. 2016. And “‘Dude’: An Exploration of Interracial Queer Friendships in the U.S. South.” in Queer South Rising: Voices of a Contested Place. Ed. Ugena Whitlock. Information Age Publishing, 2013.