My writing and research focus on American literature and culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Iā€™m especially interested in environmental literature and criticism and in the ways people think and write about and experience  spaces and places. 

I teach classes on American and British literature, environmental studies, realism and naturalism, women's writing, literary theory, and biography. I am currently an assistant professor of English at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah.

I was born on the shores of Lake Erie in Western Pennsylvania and have lived in Florida, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Utah.