My formal scholarly training reflects a long-standing investment and interest in written discourse, writing practices, and the ways in which writing shapes and reflects our world and ideas. These educational experiences have helped me value the importance of posing questions and, in so doing, have sponsored ongoing scholarly inquiry and an effort to engage in lifelong learning through writing, thinking, and conversations with others. 

Ph.D., English, University of South Carolina, Columbia, 1999 University_of_South_Carolina_-_Columbia_SC_1017542
  • James A Morris Carolina Fellowship
  • Major Field: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Minor Field: Composition and Rhetoric
  • Graduate Certificate: Women’s Studies
  • Dissertation, with Distinction: “Fictions of Empire: British Women’s Travel Narratives in India, 1779-1854,” directed by William B. Thesing
marylandM.A., English, University of Maryland, College Park, 1995
B.A., English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, 199395011t-virginia-tech-hokies-logo-flag
  • Magna Cum Laude


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