BA Oklahoma State University
MA Oklahoma State University
Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Colonial American Literature through the Nineteenth Century
- Colonial American History
- Cotton Mather
- Jonathan Edwards
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Honors and Offices
- Jacob K. Javits Fellow – 2007-present
- OSU Creativity Initiative, Steering Committee Member – 2008-present
- OSU Freshman Research Scholars Program, Director – 2008-present
OSU Representative for The Office of Scholar Development and Recognition
Education, Innovation and Discovery: The Distinctive Promise of the American Research University, Hilton Washington D.C., November 2008.
“Eden in the New England Wilderness: Milton’s Position in Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown.’” Boundaries Crossed: English in the Age of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Tulsa, March 2008.
- "Advice for Applicants to the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.”
Getting It Right: A Workshop for New Advisors, National Association of Fellowships Advisors, University of Arkansas, July 2008.
Current Research/Articles in Progress
I am currently preparing a critical edition of Cotton Mather’s letters to The Royal Society—collectively titled the “Curiosa Americana”—from the original 1723 manuscripts held by the American Antiquarian Society. I am also working on an article that examines vision and utopian construction in Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance.
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