About Me

I received my Ph.D. in English from Stanford University in 2012. After serving in a visiting role for three years, I became Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston and Faculty Fellow in the Honors College, where I direct the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and participate in the Honors First-Year Experience. I have taught students around the world, from Singapore and Siberia, to Stanford University and Stephens College. My teaching and research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature with an emphasis on Walt Whitman and his influence; poetry and poetics; the personal essay; genre studies; first-year seminar pedagogy; transnational modernism; autobiography; aesthetics; age studies; ideas of form and formalism; and contemporary poetry.

In 2011, the University of Iowa Press published A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line, an collection that I c0-edited and introduced. I have articles and review essays published or forthcoming in Modern Philology, The Wallace Stevens JournalAgni and Agni Online, the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, ESQ, Resources for American Literary Study, and the Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council. In addition, I have entries on “serial form,” “hieroglyph,” and “nativity poem” in  the new Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012).

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