2005-present, Professor of English
2002-2005, Chair, Department of English, Franklin & Marshall College
1995-2000, Editor in Chief, Nineteenth Century Studies.
1989-Present, Professor of English
1995-2000, Editor, Nineteenth Century Studies
1989, Ph.D. English, Rutgers University
1983, M.A. English, University of Delaware
1980, B.A. English, University of Vermont
Late-Victorian representations of rural life and labor
Selected Scholarly Publications
"Knowing Hodge: Representing the Rural Labourer in the Late-Victorian Periodical Press." In Victorian Encounters, Palgrave, 2005. Eds. Julie Codell and Laurel Brake, pp. 103-116.
"'The Woman of To-Day': The Fin de Siècle Women of The Music Hall and Theatre Review." Victorian Periodicals Review 30 (1997):141-52. Victorian Studies, 38:1 (1994): 127-129.
"Narrating the Native: Victorian Anthropology and Hardy's The Return of the Native. Nineteenth-Century Contexts. 20 (1997): 147-63.
"'The Willow Pattern That We Knew': The Victorian Literature of Blue Willow." Victorian Studies 36 (1993): 421-442.
"Primitive Marriage, Civilized Marriage: Mythology, Anthropology and The Egoist," Victorian Literature and Culture, 20 (1993): 1-24.
Nineteenth-century British literature
Late Victorian literature and culture
Recent Courses with Links to a few sample syllabi
Baseball in American Lit and Culture
Reading and Writing About Place
Introduction to Literary Theory
Studies in the Nineteenth Century
The Victorian Novel
The Myth Making Mind
Introduction to Creative Writing
Hardy and Rural England
Victorian Literature and Culture
Fin de siecle British Literature