At Idaho State University, I teach a wide range of classes, from introductions to the English major to graduate seminars in modernism. All of my courses emphasize foundational methods in literary studies, and include a deliberate mixture of canonical and non-canonical works (in fact, any class I teach likely includes substantial discussion of canonicity as a concept). Given my background in teaching writing, I am also committed to the value of academic writing as a vehicle for intellectual engagement and expression. In 2021, I was honored to be named one of the University’s Outstanding Teachers.

Courses Taught at Idaho State University

6635: Graduate Seminar in Teaching: Teaching Comics

6632: Graduate Seminar in Teaching Literature: Teaching Difficult Literature

6625: Graduate Seminar in British Modernism

6612: Introduction to Graduate Studies in English

6610: Careers in English

4472/5572: Major Authors: James Joyce

4469/5569: Contemporary Literature

4468/5568: Early Twentieth-Century Literature

3327: Special Topics in Genre: Comics

3323: Genre Studies in Fiction: The Novel

3311: Literary Criticism and Theory

2268: Survey of British Literature II

2211: Introduction to Literary Analysis

1126: The Art of Film I

1102: Writing and Rhetoric II

HONS 1102: Honors Humanities II

HONS 1101: Honors Humanities I

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw

I spent Spring 2022 in residence at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences. At the ASC, I taught an upper-level course on American crime fiction and film and a graduate proseminar on research methods in the humanities, focusing on comics studies.

Harvard Summer School

I taught as a Preceptor in the College Writing Program at Harvard University from 2009-2014, and I still serve as a faculty member of the Harvard Summer School. Nearly every summer, I teach at least one section of “Fundamentals of Academic Writing” or “Academic Writing and Critical Reading.”

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