Graduate Studies in English at Idaho State University

I currently serve as the Director of Graduate Studies in English at Idaho State University, in which capacity I supervise our MA in English, PhD in English and the Teaching of English, and TESOL Certificate programs. Ours is a small, student-centered graduate program that emphasizes pedagogy, and our PhD has been recognized by the MLA as an innovative doctoral program for its emphasis on training graduates for careers at community colleges and teaching-intensive institutions (see MLA report below).

For more information about our program, please see our website

Report of the MLA Task Force on Doctoral Study in Modern Language and Literature (May 2014)

If you or your students are interested in pursuing graduate work in English at ISU, please get in touch!

Journal of Modern Periodical Studies

With Elizabeth Sheehan, I serve as the Co-Editor of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, a biannual journal featuring new scholarship on newspapers, magazines, and other forms of periodical print published between 1880-1950. The journal is published by Penn State University Press, and is available via Project MUSE and JSTOR.

Idaho Humanities Council

Since November 2020, I have served as a member of the Board of the Idaho Humanities Council, Idaho’s non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The IHC is “dedicated to serving Idaho citizens by promoting greater public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the humanities.” In my capacity as an academic representative for Southeast Idaho, I aim to support the IHC’s efforts at establishing humanities programming throughout the region, for the benefit of all.

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