Doctor of Philosophy, Literary Studies (May 2011-December 2015)
Georgia State University
Primary: American Literature, 1828-1900
Secondary: Critical Theory
Master of Arts, Literary Studies (August 2009-May 2011)
Georgia State University
Bachelor of Arts (August 2003-May 2007)
Minor: American literature
Nineteenth-century American literature and non-fiction
History of American capitalism
American detective fiction
American folk and popular music
- Recognitions and Awards
Sustainability Grant, Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Institute of Technology (March 2017)
$1000 grant for student-related activities in course affiliated with SLS initiatives
Poetry @ Tech Pedagogy Grant, Georgia Institute of Technology (September 2016)
$500 grant to incorporate poetry into the classroom
Advanced Teaching Fellowship, Lower Division Studies, Georgia State University (August 2013-July 2015)
Competitive fellowship awarded to students demonstrating excellent teaching and advanced scholarship
Technology @ Georgia State Grant (May 2013)
$26,000 technology grant for The Writing Studio @Georgia State for new iMacs and MacBooks (May 2013)
Bedford/St. Martin's Scholarship, Digital Media and Composition Institute at The Ohio State University (June 2011)
Competitive scholarship awarded to students demonstrating engagement with digital media in the composition classroom
- Committees and Organizations
ENGL 1101 & 1102 Committee
American Literature Committee
Georgia State Prison Initiative
Helen Friese Village Writer’s Group Scholarship Committee
Grade Appeals, English B, Perimeter College
“‘It’s Not Polite to Talk About Yourself’: Regional Identity and Erasure in the Midwest from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Mad Men.” MidAmerica, volume 41, 2014, pp. 39-61.
“‘To Stand Shoulder to Shoulder and Heart to Heart’: Politics, Authenticity, Community, and Folk Music in the Recent Work of Bruce Springsteen,” Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Rhetoric, Memorial, and Contemporary Culture, edited by William I. Wolff, Routlege, July 2017.
“‘Poverty Porn’: CBS’s The Briefcase and the Deserving Poor in Reality Television,” Representing the Other Half: Essays on Poverty in American Popular Culture, edited by Wylie Lenz, McFarland Press, 2018 (projected).
“‘Ya Got Trouble’: River City, Main Street U.S.A., and Nostalgia in the Imagined Midwest,” The Midwestern Moment: Pieces of the Heartland: Representing Early Twentieth-Century Midwestern Places, edited by Andy Oler, Hastings College Press, 2019 (projected).
Review of Essays: A Fully Annotated Edition by Henry David Thoreau, edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer. Journal of American Culture, volume 37, no. 3, 2014, pp. 350-351.
Review of Benjamin Franklin’s Intellectual World, edited by Paul E. Kerry and Matthew S. Holland. Journal of American Culture, volume 37, no. 3, 2014, pp. 336-337.
Review of Utopian Movements and Ideas of the Great Depression: Dreamers, Believers, and Madmen by Donald Whisenhunt. Journal of American Culture, volume 37, no. 2, 2014, pp. 265-267.
Review of Bodies and Books: Reading and the Fantasy of Communion in Nineteenth-Century America by Gillian Silverman. Journal of American Culture, volume 36, no. 4, 2013, pp. 367-368.