Areas of Expertise

Eighteenth-century British literature, postcolonial literature, literary theory


MA, PhD, Brown University, 1994
AB, Wesleyan University, 1983


Associate Professor of English
Southwestern University
August 01, 1998 - present

Department Chair–English
Southwestern University
August 01, 2004 - June 30, 2014

Assistant Professor of English
Southwestern University
August 01, 1992 - July 01, 1998

Visiting Instructor
Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
August 01, 1991 - July 01, 1992

Teaching Philosophy

Helping students in the serious business of having fun with words.

Previous Courses

Among others: College Writing, Survey of English Literature I, Chaucer, Literary Criticism/Literary Theory, Postcolonial London, Postcolonial African Fiction, Restoration Drama, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, College Writing


Sociability and forms of life-writing in the long eighteenth century (1660-1832). Secondary interest in Restoration and eighteenth-century drama.