Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN LITERATURE Stockton University, Galloway, NJ (Fall 2017 to present)

Associate Professor, 2010-2017
Assistant Professor, 2005-2010

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM ADVISOR, Literature (B.A.) and American Studies (M.A.), 2019-2021
DIRECTOR, graduate program in American Studies, Fall 2016-Fall 2017
COORDINATOR, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 2010-2011; 2012-2013
COORDINATOR, Literature Program, Fall 2012-Spring 2014
FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Spring 2018
FULBRIGHT SPECIALIST, International University of Kyrgyzstan, February-March 2019


Ph.D.–English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
M.A.–English, University of CO-Boulder, Boulder, CO
B.A.–English, summa cum laude, English and All College Honors, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI


The American Adrenaline Narrative. University of Georgia Press, 2020.

Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women’s Literature: Thresholds in Women’s Writing. Editor and Introduction co-author with Rita Bode. With section co-editors, Kristin Allukian, Rickie-Ann Legleitner and Leslie Allison. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Neodomestic American Fiction. The Ohio State University Press, 2010.


“Pregnant Possibilities in Recent Climate Fiction by Ward, Lepucki, Lee, and Erdrich.” MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. vol. 47, no. 4, Dec. 2022, pp. 148–71.

“Novel Climates, National Catharsis: Local vs. Global Environmentalism in Californian Cli-Fi.” Comparative American Studies: An International Journal, 30 June 2022.

“Radical Homemaking in Contemporary American Environmental Fiction.” C21 Literature, vol. 6, no. 1, 2018.

“Renovating The American Woman’s Home: American Domesticity in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Legacy, vol. 25, no. 1, 2008, pp. 105-127.

“The Neodomestic American Novel: The Politics of Home in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 24, no. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 105-127. Reprint. Critical Insights: Barbara Kingsolver. Ed. Thomas Austenfeld. Salem Press, 2010. Reprint. Contemporary Literary Criticism. 346 (CLC-346). Ed. Jeff Hunter. Thomson Gale, 2014.

“Desiring Natures: The American Adrenaline Narrative.” Genre, vol. 35, no. 2, Summer 2002, pp. 355-82. Reprint. Contemporary Literary Criticism. 248 (CLC-248). Ed. Jeff Hunter. Detroit: Thomson Gale, March 2008.


“Profitable Sentiments: HBO’s The Wire and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” The Sentimental Mode: Essays in Literature, Film and Television, edited by Jennifer A. Williamson and Jennifer Larson, McFarland Publishers, 2014, pp. 151-174.

“This is Not a Chick Book! Anxious Male Domesticity and Gender Troubled Corrections.” Pimps, Wimps, Studs, Thugs, and Gentlemen: Essays on Media Images of Masculinity, edited by Elwood Watson, McFarland Publishers, 2009, pp. 216-241.

“Barbara Kingsolver’s Imagined Geographies.” Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver, edited by Priscilla V. Leder, University of Tennessee Press, 2010, pp. 175-198. Reprint. Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jeff Hunter, Thomson Gale, March 2008.


Review of Rachele Dini, “All-Electric” Narratives: Time-Saving Appliances and Domesticity in American Literature, 1945-2020, (New York: Bloomsbury, 2022). American Literary History Online Review, forthcoming.

“Suburban Narratives.” Invited contribution for The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, edited by Patrick O’Donnell, Lesley Larkin, and Stephen J. Burn, Wiley, 2022.

Review of Kevin C. Armitage, This Green and Growing Land: Environmental Activism in American History, (New York and London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2018). Journal of American Studies, vol. 54, no. 1, 2020, pp. 252-253. DOI:

Editor of Echoes, issue 8, January 2019. Aristotle University student journal:

Review of Joni Adamson and Kimberly N. Ruffin, eds. American Studies, Ecocriticism, and Citizenship: Thinking and Acting in the Local and Global Commons (New York: Routledge, 2013). American Literary History Online Review. Series I. 2015:

“Making America Heymish: The Search for Home.” Portraits of Resilience: Holocaust Survivors of South Jersey, second edition, edited by Maryann McLoughlin, co-published with Holocaust Resource Center and ComteQ Publishers, 2008, pp. xii-xiv.


Service-Learning Fellow: 2019-20.

Sabbatical: Competitive Award, AY 2018-2019; 2011-2012.

Fulbright Specialist-International University of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek (Spring 2019): consultant for U.S. Studies curriculum development, one-month residency.

Fulbright Scholar Greece—Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Spring 2018). Presentations and Workshops:

  • “Writing Wild: Exploring Nature Through American Art and Literature,” Veria Public Library
  • Co-presenter, “Immigration and American DreamS,” Evosmos Secondary School
  • Zotero Workshop, AUTh School of English Library
  • Co-discussion leader after screening of Hidden Figures, U.S. Consulate-Thessaloniki
  • “Environmental Ethics,” Train the Trainers Meeting-Athens, Fulbright Greece
  • “Perspectives on Nature: Exploring Landscape Through American Literature and Creative Writing,” AUTh School of English
  • “Academic Expectations and Professor –Student Relations at American Universities,” U.S. Consulate-Thessaloniki
  • “From Gendered American Frontiers to Wild Gender Performances,” AUTh School of English Summer School.

Institute for Faculty Development—Curriculum Development and Assessment Fellow, Stockton University (2014-2016). Presentations:

  • Trigger Warning! A New Best Practice? (faculty presentation)
  • Presentation on trigger warnings to Provost Council
  • Disseminating Your Research: Tips on Publishing Journal Articles (with Ellen Mutari)
  • Disseminating Your Research: Tips on Publishing Books (with Ellen Mutari)
  • Best Practices for teaching transgender and gender queer students
  • Zotero introduction

NEH Summer Seminar Participant: Rethinking the Land Ethic: Sustainability and the Humanities. Flagstaff, AZ, June 20-July 15, 2011.

Northeast Modern Language Association Book Award, Best unpublished manuscript, 2009.

Summer Scholar in Residence, Faculty Resource Network, New York University, June 2009 & June 2012.

Faculty Resource Network Seminar Participant: Women’s Studies in a Global World, New York University, June 2008.

Stockton Summer Research Funds, 2006; 2007; 2008; 2009; 2012.


“The American Adrenaline Narrative.” Stewardship of Public Lands, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Zoom, October 2022.

“Climate Change is Stranger than Fiction: Incorporating Cli-Fi in STEM Education.” Fulbright Greece Train the Trainers, Komotini, Greece, April 4, 2019.

Eminent Scholar, University of Alabama Huntsville, February 4-8, 2019.

“Risky Natures: Gender and Race in the American Adrenaline Narrative.”

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, November 28, 2018
  • The Pennsylvania State University, April 11, 2019
  • Miami University-Middletown, Ohio, April 18, 2019

Roundtable on Course Design and Teaching Philosophy. The Pennsylvania State University, April 11, 2019.

“Ursula K. Le Guin’s Legacy: Are Americans Still Afraid of Dragons?” Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing Program. Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi (ASBÜ) and Fulbright-Turkey (Ankara), May 2018.

Visiting Scholar, School of English Language and Literature Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Exchange between Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Stockton University. May 9-20, 2016.

Status Report on Women in Atlantic County: Presentation to the Atlantic County branch of the American Association of University Women. 9 Jan 2016.

“The Online Academic Presence–Social Media and Professional Websites.” Co-presenter with Donna Campbell. Small group discussion at mentoring breakfast. Society for the Study of American Women Writers. November 2015.

U.S. Studies Online. #BookHour Twitter Chat on Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. 27 Oct 2015.

Status Report on Women in AC: Economic Inequality Kick-Off. Stockton University. 28 Sept 2015.

“Desiring Natures: Gender, Adventure and the Environment.” Keynote address. 15th Annual Research Conference on Gender. SUNY Fredonia. 12 March 2013.

“Academic Networking through Social Media.” Small group discussion at mentoring breakfast. Society for the Study of American Women Writers. October 2012.

“Tackling Tenure.” Presentation for English Graduate Students. The Pennsylvania State University, March 2011.

“Finding Home in Far Away.” Post-Performance Discussion on Caryl Churchill’s Far Away. Stockton Experimental Theatre, Oct. 10, 2008.

“Food for Thought: Jewish Women, Literature, and Culture.” From Europe to New Jersey: A Sampling of Recipes from Holocaust Survivors—A Taste of New Jersey, Cultures and Culinary Traditions. New Jersey Council for the Humanities Workshop. Organized by the Atlantic Cape Community College Academy of Culinary Arts and Stockton’s Holocaust Resource Center. Walter Edge Theatre, ACCC, Oct. 6, 2008.

Six-Part Lecture Series on American Culture. Medford Leas Retirement Community. Medford, NJ. Fall 2007.

“African American Jazz Forms and Crumbs from the Table of Joy.” Post-Performance Discussion on Lynn Nottage’s Crumbs from the Table of Joy. Stockton Experimental Theatre, Oct. 5, 2006.


The Draw of Death-Defying Adventures.” Think, interview with Krys Boyd, KERA-Dallas, 10 May 2021:

“2021 New Year’s Resolutions from the Adventure Community.” Adventure Uncovered, by Sam Firman, 7 January 2021:

“Living to tell a Tale: Stories of Risk and Adventure with Kristin J. Jacobson.” ASLE EcoCast, episode 8, interview with Jemma Rowan Deer and Brandon Galm, 1 January 2021:  

“Navigating Risk, Race, and Gender in American Adrenaline Narratives.” Unraveling the Anthropocene, episode 7, interview with Hannah Matangos, Penn State Liberal Arts Collective, 24 December 2020:

“The American Adrenaline Narrative.” New Books Network, interview with Carrie Lynn Evans, 8 October 2020:

“The American Adrenaline Narrative.” Academic Minute, 22 September 2020:

“The American Adrenaline Narrative; The Most Powerful Adventure Narrative in the World?” Adventure Uncovered, edition 3, 12 August 2020: Selected for Best of 2020, edition 6, December 2020:


“The ‘New’ Wilderness of Contemporary Climate Fiction.” ALA Symposium. Santa Fe, NM, October 2023.

“Challenging Times for Teaching American Literature.” Roundtable presenter. American Literature Association. Boston, MA. May 2023.

“Chroniclers of Future Pasts: Subjective Narrators as Climate Denial Disruptors in Cli-Fi by Louise Erdrich and Chang-rae Lee.” ALA Symposium. Santa Fe, NM, October 2022.“A Feminist Western? Narratives of Violence in HBO’s Westworld.” International Conference on Narrative (ISSN), Online and Chichester, UK. May 2022.

“Exploring a Feminist West in HBO’s Westworld.” Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference, Virtual Conference. April 2022.

Salvage the Bones and On Such a Full Sea: Pregnant Possibilities in Multiethnic Cli-Fi.” MELUS Panel. American Literature Association Conference. San Diego, CA, May 2020. Conference canceled. Rescheduled for MLA, Washington, D.C., January 2022.

“Pregnant Possibilities in Recent Climate Fiction by Ward, Lepucki, and Erdrich.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. Baltimore, November 2021.

On Such a Full Sea: Baltimore on the Brink.” American Studies Association. Baltimore, November 2020. Conference canceled. Rescheduled for Puerto Rico, October 2021.

“The American Adrenaline Narratives’ Performance of Heroic Environmental Justice.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Virtual Conference. July 26-August 6, 2021.

“Spirited Natures: Extreme Travel Odysseys in the Anthropocene.” Popular Culture & American Culture Association Conference. Virtual Conference. June 2021.

“The American Adrenaline Narrative: Ecological Lessons in the Extreme.” International Conference on Narrative. Virtual Conference. May 2021.

“The American Adrenaline Narrative: Testing the Limits of the Contemporary Environmental Imagination.” British Association of American Studies Virtual Conference, April 2021.

“The American Adrenaline Narrative and Fantasies of Empire.” Travel and Fantasies of Empire. Special Session Roundtable. Modern Language Association Conference. Seattle, WA, January 2020.

“Novel Climates, National Catharsis: Regional Environmentalism in California Climate Fiction.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference. University of California, Davis, June 2019.

“The Uneasy Feminist Technoscience of HBO’s Westworld.” European Association of American Studies Women’s Network Symposium. Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2019.

“Weathering Disaster: Regional Environmentalism in Contemporary Southern Disaster Novels.” Southern LLC Forum. Modern Language Association Conference. Chicago, IL, January 2019.

“Environmental Regionalism and Resistance to the Midwestern Pastoral in Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife and Fridlund’s History of Wolves.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. Denver, CO, November 2018.

“Cultivating the Organized Cheerleader: Best Practices for Lead Editors.” Roundtable. Society for the Study of American Women Writers Triennial Conference. Denver, CO, November 2018.

“Ecologies of Extreme Adventure: Performing Environmental Activism.” European Association for American Studies & British Association for American Studies Conference. London, UK, April 2018.

“Geographies of Failure: Placing the Midwest in Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections and Freedom.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. Modern Language Association Conference. New York, NY, January 2018.

“Public Pedagogy and Engaged Citizenship Through a County Status Report on Women Service-Learning Project.” American Studies Association. Chicago, IL, November 2017.

“Risky Business: Contemporary American Women Writers and Extreme Adventure” Panel organizer. Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Université Bordeaux Montaigne. Bordeaux Montaigne, France, 5-8 July 2017.

“On Teaching Difficult Topics: Beyond a Trigger-Happy Pedagogy.” Women’s Caucus 2017 MLA Panel “Teaching Difficult Topics.” Philadelphia, January 5-8, 2017.

“Trigger Happy? Best Practices for Trigger Warnings.” Women in Academia Conference. Stockton University, January 2016.

“American Women Writers on the Edge: Contemporary Adrenaline Narratives” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference. Philadelphia, PA, November 2015.

“Creative Collaborations: Strategies for Moving from Precarity to Opportunity.” National Women’s Studies Association Program Administrators and Directors Pre-conference. Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.

“Scholarship of Engagement: County Status Report on Women.” Stewardship of Place-Case Study Atlantic County, NJ. American Democracy Project National Meeting. New Orleans, LA, June 2015.

“Locating Your Center.” National Women’s Studies Association Program Administrators and Directors Pre-conference. San Juan, PR, November 2014.

“Radical Homemaking in Contemporary Environmental Fiction.” American Studies Association. Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.

“Activist in Residence: Community Voices on Campus.” American Democracy Project National Meeting. June 2014.

“Leave Your Skirt at Home: Masculinity and Survival.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Chicago, IL, April 2014.

“Workshop in Activist Curricula: Building Local<–>Global Feminist Networks.” National Women’s Studies Association Program Administrators and Directors Pre-conference. November 2013.

“Getting Out the Vote: Strategies for Campus Civic and Political Engagement.” American Democracy Project National Meeting. June 2013.

“American Adrenaline Narrative: Adventurous Natures, Risky Religions.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. Lawrence, KA, June 2013.

“The New and Improved Research Assistant: Zotero and Student-Faculty Research.” Student-Faculty Collaboration 2.0: Exploring Feminist Alternatives to Independent Projects with Students. National Women’s Studies Association. Oakland, CA, November 2012.

“Risky Women Writers: The Gender Politics of Extreme Adventure.” American Women’s Place: Geographies of Belonging and Alienation. Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference. Denver, CO, October 2012.

“Spiritual Natures and the American Adrenaline Narrative.” Nature and the Popular Imagination. International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, August 2012.

“The American Adrenaline Narrative: Pushing the Limits of Environmental Writing.” ASLE Panel. American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA, May 2012.

“The American Adrenaline Narrative: Extreme Nature Writing.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. Albuquerque, NM, February 2012.

“Gendered Natures: Masculinity and Extreme Adventure.” Dismantling Feminist Masculinities. National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, GA, November 2011.

“Navigating Intersectional Film Pedagogies in The Classroom: A Workshop and Clearinghouse.” Roundtable panelist. National Women’s Studies Association. Atlanta, GA, November 2011.

“Record This! Creating an Original Digital Feminist Archive with Podcasts.” Panel/Roundtable organizer and presenter: Technologies of Feminist Pedagogies in Hard Times: Using Free (Or Nearly So) Technologies in the Feminist Classroom. MidAtlantic Women’s Studies Association. Ewing, NJ. April 2011.

“Remodeling the Race House: Domestic Topographies in Contemporary American Novels.” MELUS Panel: “The Topography of Ethnicity: History, Culture, and Mobility.” Modern Language Association. Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.

“Podcasts and Creating an Original Feminist On-line Archive” Panel organizer and presenter: “Technologies of Feminist Pedagogy: Digital Scholarship with Ning, Podcasts, YouTube and Zotero.” National Women’s Studies Association. Denver, CO, November 2010.

“Building Student Partnerships and Engagement though eCitizenship.” With Stockton student Lauren Rohrer. 2010 eCitizenship Institute. Detroit, MI, November 2010.

“Integrating Political Activism and Service Learning into Women’s Studies Courses.” American Democracy Project National Meeting. Providence, RI, June 2010.

“Living Green: Environmentalism and Contemporary American Domestic Fiction.” American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA, May 2010.

“The Politics of Home and the Neodomestic American Novel.” 20th Century American Literature Panel: “Literature and the Politics of Space.” Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.

“Desperate Marriages in Contemporary Domestic Fiction.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Philadelphia, PA, October 2009.

Innovative Pedagogies, Inventive Technologies: Teaching American Literature Roundtable.” Moderator and Presenter. American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 2009.

“The Technology of Feminism: Using Blogs and Podcasts to Enhance Feminist Pedagogy.” Mid-Atlantic Women’s Studies Conference. Rutgers University: New Brunswick, NJ, March 2009.

“American Trash, American Identity: Domestic Recyclers in Contemporary Women’s Fiction.” American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA, May 2008.

“Remapping Foundational Geographies: Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes.” NEMLA. Buffalo, NY, April 2008.

“(E)Racing Embattled Whiteness in Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft.” American Literature Association. Boston, MA, May 2007.

“Barbara Kingsolver’s Imagined Geographies.” Twentieth Century Literature and Culture Conference. Louisville, KY, February 2007.

“Women’s Popular Domestic 
Cultures at the Extremes: The Rhetoric of Home in The American Woman’s
 Home and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Philadelphia, PA, November 2006.

“Domestic Geographies: Beyond the Separate Spheres of American Domestic Fiction.” American Literature Association. San Francisco, CA, May 2006.

“Anxious Male Domesticity: Gender Troubled Corrections.” Modern Language Association. Washington, D.C., December 2005. (I also presented a longer version of this paper for the ARHU Presents faculty presentation series at Stockton, March 2006.)

“Renovating The American Woman’s Home: The Discourses of Technology and Home in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association. New Brunswick, NJ, November 2005.

TEACHING, Stockton University–Galloway, NJ, Fall 2005-to present

  • LITT 4610: Senior Seminar
  • LITT 3316: Contemporary American Women Writers
  • LITT 3315: American Postmodern Fiction
  • LITT 3217: Special Topics in American Literature–Contemporary Domestic Fiction
  • LITT 3130: American Environmentalisms
  • LITT 3125: Literary Theory and Criticism
  • LITT 2145: Family in American Literature
  • LITT 2123: Introduction to Literary Research
  • LITT 2109: Contemporary American Fiction
  • LITT 2105: American Literature II 1865-Present
  • LITT 2101: Literary Interpretation
  • LITT 2001: Literature Engagement Seminar
  • LITT 1101: Literary Methodologies—A Literary Toolbox
  • GIS 3614: Seminar in Feminist Theory
  • GAH 2358: Perspectives on Women
  • GAH 2256 & 1056: American Popular Culture and Folklife
  • GAH 2309: Preserving a Sense of the Past (Honors Seminar)
  • GAH 1051: The Body Across Disciplines
  • GAH 1039: First-Year Seminar—Perspectives on Women
  • AMST 5800: Independent Study
  • AMST 5039: American Environmentalisms
  • AMST 5007: Contemporary America
  • AMST 5001: Research Methods in American Studies
  • AMST 5000: Proseminar in American Studies

TEACHING, Aristotle University–Thessaloniki, Greece, Spring 2018

  • LIT 390: Introduction to the Research Paper
  • AmLit 315: Studies in American Culture-American Literature and the Environment


  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program National Screening Committee (Mediterranean): Fall 2023
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant National Screening Committee (Greece): Fall 2022
  • Discussion Moderator, Hellenic Association for American Studies and Fulbright Foundation Greece, Virtual lecture by Emily Van Duyne, “‘They waited like sweethearts’: Domestic Violence and Sylvia Plath.” 18 March 2022.
  • Fulbright Scholar Reviewer: Fall 2018, Fall 2020
  • International Society for the Study of Narrative
    • Social Justice Social Media Team, member, Fall 2020 to present
    • Mentor, Spring 2021 to present
  • Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor, Fall 2020 to Spring 2021; Fall 2023 to present
  • Dissertation 7-Member Committee Member: School of English Language and Literature Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Vasilios Harisis, “Conceptualizing the Diva: Representations of Black Female Music Stars in American Popular Culture,” September 2019
  • Atlantic County Advisory Commission on Women: Member (2013-17); Chair (2016-17)
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers
    • Vice President for Development, February 2010-July 2016
    • Paper and panel reviewer for 2012; 2015; 2021 conferences
    • US Studies Online/SSAWW Blog Series, editor
  • National Women’s Studies Association—Program Administration and Development Committee: Advisory Board Member, 2012-2016
    • Mentor to Graduate Student, 2014-present
    • PAD pre-conference paper and panel reviewer for 2013 conference
  • ADP/TDC/NASPA Conference, Panel reviewer for 2015 conference
  • Journal Article Manuscript Reviewer:
    • Contemporary Women’s Writing, 2023
    • The Explicator, 2023; 2022
    • English Studies, 2021
    • ISLE, 2020
    • Textual Practice, 2020
    • Western American Literature, 2020
    • C21 Literature: journal of 21st-century writings, 2018
    • Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 2016
    • Configurations, 2016
    • Modern Language Studies, 2012
    • Women’s Studies, 2011
    • Genre, 2011
    • Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, 2003; 2009
    • Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 2005
  • Textbook Reviewer:
    • The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms (Bedford/St. Martin’s), April 2006
    • A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature (Oxford University Press), June 2008
    • Kaleidoscope of Gender: Patterns and Possibilities (Sage Publications), 2011
  • Book Manuscript Reviewer:
    • The University of South Carolina Press, 2023
    • University of Nebraska Press, 2021
    • Rutgers University Press, 2012
  • Book Proposal Reviewer:
    • University of Georgia Press, 2023
    • Springer Nature, 2022
    • Routledge, 2017
    • Edinburgh University Press, 2016
    • Continuum Books, 2011
  • External Reviewer: for tenure and promotion to associate, 2016 (for Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece); 2018 (for Kansas State University), for promotion to full, 2019 (for The College of New Jersey).


  • ARHU Strategic Planning Committee, 2023-24.
  • Search Advocate, 2021-22 (academic advising), 2022-23 (CIS).
  • Academic Honesty and Appeal Board, 2023-24; 2015-2016
  • Precepting Task Force, 2022-2023
  • Research and Professional Development Committee, ARHU representative, 2020-2022
  • Strategic Planning Teaching and Learning Co-Chair, with Michelle McDonald, Fall 2019
  • American Democracy Project/Political Engagement Project, Spring 2010-2017:
    • Activist-in-Residence Faculty Liaison, Fall 2013-Spring 2017
    • Constitution Day Committee, 2015
    • Faculty Co-chair, Spring 2015
    • eCitizenship, Spring 2010-Spring 2011; Fall 2012-Spring 2014
  • New Faculty Mentor, 2007-2011; 2014-2020
  • Faculty Review Committee School Representative: ARHU alternate, 2016-2017
  • Faculty Mentor ARHU (pilot, Institute for Faculty Development), 2014-2015
  • Academic Honesty and Appeal Board, 2015-2016
  • Board of Trustees Student Affairs Standing Committee, 2012-2017
  • Campus Hearing Board, 2006-2008; 2012-2016
  • Middle States Periodic Review Report Committee, 2015-2016
  • Essential Learning Outcomes Steering Committee, 2015-2017
  • Essential Learning Outcomes Pilot: course participant Fall 2014
  • Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Center Advisory Board, 2015-2016
  • Faculty Senate Task Force Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Center, Co-Chair, 2014: report instrumental in the establishment of a WGS Center (previously Ad-Hoc committee: chair, 2013)
  • ARHU Dean Search Committee: member, 2013-2014
  • Sustainability Studies, Program Assessment Interviews, Spring 2014
  • Chair, Academic Programs Initiative—Engagement, 2013
  • Faculty Senator, 2009-2011
  • Middle States Self-Study Team (Standard 10: The Faculty) (2010-11)
  • Masters in American Studies Steering Board, 2008-2011; Chair, 2009-2011
  • IT Strategic Plan Task Force, 2009-2010
  • Academic Affairs, Technology and Media Committee, 2008-2010
  • Education Liaison Committee, 2007-2008


  • Literature Program Social Media, with Literature faculty, 2015 to present
  • Literature Program Research Methods Committee, 2023 to present
  • Literature Program Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee, 2017, member
  • Literature Program Assessment, 2013-2016
  • Literature Program Five Year Review, author, 2006-2007: Literature Program Self-Study (pdf file)
  • Literature Program Search Committee Member, Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S., 2007-2008
  • Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies Social Media, with WGSS faculty, 2015-to present
  • Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Curriculum Committee Chair, 2006-2010
  • American Studies Social Media, 2021 to present, with MAAS faculty
  • American Studies Aristotle University Exchange Committee, 2019 to present
  • American Studies Admissions Committee, 2019-2020
  • American Studies Assessment Committee, 2015-16, Summer assessment 2017, with Javier Sanchez
  • American Studies Curriculum Committee, 2013-15


Association of Departments of English (ADE) External Reviewer Certification: Completed ADE training workshop in external program review, January 2020.

Stewardship of Public Lands: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Democracy Project. Yellowstone National Park, July 27-31, 2015.

Wye Faculty Seminar Participant: Aspen Institute, Citizenship in the American Global Polity. Queenstown, Maryland, July 16-22, 2011.

Faculty Resource Network Seminar Participant: Women’s Studies in a Global World, New York University, June 2008.