Associate Professor of English
Assistant Director of Westover Honors Program
Hall Campus Center 235
- 2007-present: Associate Professor of English at Lynchburg College
- 2001-present: Assistant Director of the Westover Honors Program
- 2001-2007: Assistant Director, Senior Symposium/LCSR Program
- 1991-2007: Assistant Professor of English, Lynchburg College
Adjunct Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Randolph-
Macon Woman’s College
Visiting Professor, Sweet Briar College
- 1988-1991: Instructor of English at Lynchburg College
- 1979-1988: Adjunct Professor of English at Lynchburg College
Degrees and Certifications
- 1995 PhD George Washington University (English Literature)
- 1978 MA University of Virginia (English Literature)
- 1977 BA Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (English)
Professional/ Research Interests
- Contemporary Irish literature and culture
- Drama and Theatre
- Contemporary Theory
- Gender Issues
Honors and Awards
- 2005 Summer Research Grant Recipient (Ireland, cultural studies), Lynchburg College
- 2003 Summer Research Grant Recipient (Croatia, International Women’s Conference), Lynchburg College
- 2001 Award for Initiative, Lynchburg College
- 1999 Summer Fellow, National Humanities Center
- 1998 CIEE Seminar Fellow, Conflict Resolution: On the Threshold of Peace in Northern Ireland
- 1992-1995 University Fellow, George Washington University
- 1992, 1993 Faculty Development Grant, Lynchburg College
- “The Hollins Critic,” Encyclopedia Virginia. 2009
- “The Attic LIPs: Feminist Pamphleteering for the New Ireland.” In Border Crossings: Irish Women Writers and National Identities. Katherine Kirkpatrick ed. University of Alabama P, 2000.
- The Academy of Music Theatre, Act II. February 2000.
- The Academy Marquee. November 1999.
- Club Juana: A First Amendment Case?Co-Documentary. Co-Producer, writer, interviewer (with Dr. Margaret McLaren, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla.). Filmed by Chuck Weiss, Orlando, Florida. Summer 1999.
- “Marketing Women: A Graduate Seminar Integrating the Humanities and Marketing.” Marketing for the Millennium. Proceedings of the Atlantic Monthly Association. Vol. XV. Ed. Jerry W. Wilson. Madison, WI: Omnipress, Inc., 1999.
- “Troubling the Body: Toward a Theory of Beckett’s Use of the Human Body On Stage.” Journal of Beckett Studies 5:1-2 (1995-6), 1-17.
- “Footfalls…faux pas?” Journal of Beckett Studies 5:1-2 (1995-6), 203-206.
- “Beckettian Interiority.” Beckett Today/ Aujourd’ hui 5 (Fall 1996), 95-103.
Recent Professional Presentations
- “The Relocation of Consciousness: Subjectivity in Anne Enright´s The Gathering.”
(the phenomenology of the body in a recent Irish prize-winning novel)
South Central Modern Language Association, San Antonio, 2009
- “Presenting the Postmodern Performative: ‘How It Is’ ‘We Go On'”
(on a post-Austinian variety of performativity in the plays of Samuel Beckett)
South Central Modern Language Association, Memphis, 2008
- “Introducing the Tain bo Cualinge”
(using an ancient Irish epic in the classroom)
The Association for Core Texts and Courses, Williamsburg, 2007