1994 - 2000
The College of William and Mary

American Studies: Major field (American literature with concentrations in African American and US Latino literature); minor field (history of race and ethnicity, with concentrations in immigration, civil rights movements and labor)


1992 - 1994
University of Virginia

English: American literature concentration


1988 - 1992
University of Richmond

Major: English

MInors: Greek, Women's Studies

Work experience

Work experience

Director, Office of Student Research and Associate Professor of English

2015 - Present
Longwood University

Associate Professor of English

2008 - 2015
Elon University

Assistant Professor of American Studies

2005 - 2008
University of Kansas

Assistant Professor of English

2001 - 2005
Ohio University

Minority Honors Fellow

1999 - 2001
Sweet Briar College

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