- Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
- B.A., University of California-Berkeley
- Ph.D., in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- M.A. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- B.A. in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa (2011)
- M. Litt in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature in Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2005)
- B.A. in English & Speech-Drama, Mount Mercy University (2002)
I teach courses in British literature, theatre history, Shakespeare, contemporary drama, gender, sexuality and literature, and composition. I love to explore the intersections of literature, theatre performance, history, and issues of social justice. I earned my masters degree from Mary Baldwin University where I worked with the American Shakespeare Center, and received my PhD from the University of Iowa. I am currently writing a monograph for Vernon Press that re-evaluates the place of women in Early British Drama. As the COVID-19 virus has made trips to research libraries more difficult, I have started exploring performance, especially Zoom performance, as a research methodology. I am currently staging the plays I am researching for companies across the country, collaborating with my current and former students to bring attention to women’s contributions to theater in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
- Ph.D. in English, University of Nebraska
- M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry, University of Montana
- B.A. in English, Vassar College
Fiction is my favorite recreation; Poetry is my religion. I write in both genres to keep myself grounded and energized. I’m also interested in exploring Creative Nonfiction and Poetry Translation someday soon, but first I’d like to finish writing a new book of poems and a novel or two. I have developed and taught sixteen different classes at Ripon College, ranging in subjects from coming-of-age stories, dystopian narratives, fairy tales, Virginia Woolf, and most recently, the Gothic literary tradition.