Department Chair of English
Professor of English
Geraldine Lyon Owen Professor in English
Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Advisor
- 2020-present, Professor of English, University of Lynchburg
- 2012-2020, Associate Professor of English, University of Lynchburg
- 2008-2012, Assistant Professor of English, University of Lynchburg
- 2007-2008, Assistant Professor of English, Seton Hall University
- 2005-2007, Instructor, Auburn University
- 2000-2005, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University
- 1997-2000, Director, Sumter Players JESTERS Shakespeare Group
- PhD, English – Auburn University, 2005
- MEd, English – Georgia Southwestern State University
- BA Theatre Arts – Appalachian State University
Publications, Presentations and Research
- “Cymbeline and Cymbeline Refinished: G. B. Shaw and the Unresolved Empire,” in Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers, eds. Willy Maley and Rory Loughnane. Ashgate, 2013.
- Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland, Routledge, 2008.
- “‘The Queene is defrauded of the intent of the law’: Spenser’s Advocation of Civil Law in A View of the State of Ireland,” Papers on Language and Literature, May 2005.
- “Richard II, Irish Exiles, and the Breath of Kings,” reprinted from Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland in Shakespeare Criticism, Vol. 127, February 2010.
- “Leland’s Itinerary, Shakespeare’s Richard II, and the Collaborative Ideal of English Landscape,” World Shakespeare Congress: Stratford-upon-Avon & London – August 2016 / invited participant in seminar Shakespeare, Collaboration, and Co-Creation.
- “Self-Government in Shakespeare,” Invited Lecture Shakespeare Under the Stars: Othello at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 4 June 2016.
- “A Place Sometime Called Ravenspurre”: Marking and Commemorating Place in Richard II and Henry IV part 1,” Shakespeare Association of America: Annual Meeting and Conference: New Orleans, LA – April 2016.
- “Staging England: Why the Henry Plays Matter,” Invited Lecture: Georgia Southwestern State University, for the Princes and Kings theatre production – November 5, 2015.
- “Forest Quarrels: Henry IV, part 2 and the Forest of Gaultree,” American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Conference: Staunton, VA – October, 2015.
- “’This earth shall have a feeling’: the King, the Land, and Reciprocal Nurturing in Richard II,” Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis, MO, April 2014.
- “‘no good husbandry’: Spenser’s View and the Reclaiming of Ireland,” Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, ON, March 2013.
- “This England: Topography and Englishness in 1 Henry IV,” Shakespeare Association of America, Seattle, April 2011
“Place and Nature in Richard II and Edward II,” Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, April 2010.
- “Brewing Rebellion: The Alehouse and Religious Dissent in Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Association of America, Washington, D. C., April 2009.
- “‘What’s to come is still unsure’: carpe diem and Feste’s urging of festival in Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Association of America, San Diego, 2007.
- “Percys and Northern Rebellion,” Shakespeare Association of America, Philadelphia, 2006.
- “Richard II, Irish Exiles, and the Breath of Kings,” Shakespeare Association of America, Bermuda, March 2005.
- “‘Ungodly Diversity’: Private Dissent in the 1549 Book of Common Prayer,” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, April 2004.
- “Veiled Threats: Cloistering as an Act Against the State in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure,” Sixteenth Century Studies, San Antonio, October 2002.
- In progress: Pastoral Imperialism: Land Use and Colonialism in Early Modern English Literature.
- Shakespeare and Early Modern English Literature
- Irish Studies
- Material Culture, Post-colonial/Transnational Studies, Environmental/Place Studies
- Religion and politics in literature
- Textual Scholarship
- Shakespeare 1 and 2
- Literature of the Tudor Dynasty
- The Golden Age
- Literary Criticism
- Literature and Culture