- Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
- M.A. in Comparative Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
- B.A. in Art History and French, University of Delaware
Publications (peer reviewed):
- Multi-Ethnicity as a Tool for the Literary Imagination. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009.
- “ ‘…just crushing silence like the inside of a drum before the stick drops’: Zwischenraum as a Site for Productive Silences in Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Drum.” The Rocky Mountain Review 69.1 (Spring 2015).
- “The Murder of a Tale. ”Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare Appropriation. 3.2 (2012/2013). (link)
- “ ‘Trawling in Silences’: Finding Humanity in the Páginas en Blanco of History in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Label Me Latino/a 2 (2012): 1- 23. (pdf)
- “ ‘Deux arcs alternés’: Reframing Spatial Aesthetics in Assia Djebar’s Ombre Sultane,” Atenea: revista bilingüe de las humanidades y las ciencias sociales/ a bilingual journal of the humanities and social sciences 31.1-2 (2011/2012): 121-32.
- “What the River Knows: Productive Silences in Edwidge Danticat’sThe Farming of Bones and ‘1937’,” Antípodas 20 (2009): 27-46.
- “Echoes of Performative Histories in Maryse Condé’s Traversée de la Mangrove,” TROPOS (2001): 91-112.
Chapters in Edited Book Collections
- “Life has got awfully dramatic all of a sudden, hasn’t it? Just like a fiction”: The Art of Writing Life in Donna Tartt’s novels. In Approaches to Autobiography and Autofiction: Essays. Ed. Kerstin Shands. Stockholm: Södertörn University English Studies Series. [Forthcoming 2015]
- “Iconoclastic Readings and Self-Reflexive Rebellions inMarjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Persepolis 2,” In Crossing Boundaries in Graphic Narrative: Essays on Forms, Series and Genres. Eds. Jake Jakaitis and James F.Wurtz. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012. 123-137.
- “Boys to Men: Redefining Masculinities in Woman Hollering Creek” in Dialogue. Ed. Cecilia Donohue. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. 131-149.
- “Images of Masculinity: Author Dialogue” with Phlilip Coleman in Dialogue. Ed. Cecilia Donohue. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. 151-152.
- “Dis-robing The Priest: Gender and Spiritual Conversions in Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse” in The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays. Eds. Jeanna DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2007. 221-35.
- Review of Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity, by Monica Miller. Durham: Duke UP, 2009. For MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 35.4 ( 2010): 192-194.
- Review of Cartoons and Extremism: Israel and the Jews in Arab and Western Media, by Joël Kotek. Trans. Alisa Jaffa. Edgware, UK/Portland, OR: Mitchell Vallentine & Company, 2009. For Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 29.2 ( 2011):177-9.
Publications (non-peer reviewed)
- “A Franc Conversation: Professor Pamela J. Rader Interviews Franco D’Alessandro.” In Stranger Love: Five Short Plays. Franco D’Alessandro. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2010.
- “Foreword,” Supplications: Immediate Poems of Loss and Love. Poems by Franco D’Alessandro. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2009.
- “Foreword,” Statistic Anomaly. Graphic Novel by Stephen L. Christopher. Self-published, March 2009.
- “To An Old Broom,” a poem in Fountain Spray Magazine: Centennial Edition. Georgian Court, Fall 2008/Spring 2009.
- EN111 Academic Writing and Research I
- EN112 Academic Writing and Research II
- EN114 American Literature II,
- EN115 World Literature I
- EN116 World Literature II
- EN190 Global Literature
- EN217 Women in Literature I
- EN218 Women in Literature II
- EN240 The Short Story
- EN300 (formerly 201) Introduction to Literary Study,
- EN322 American Realism
- EN370 (formerly 270) Asian American Literature,
- EN375 (formerly 275) Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.,
- EN376 (formerly 276) Survey of Native American Literature,
- EN418 Writers from the Africa Diaspora,
- EN425 Major Writers
- EN430 Senior Seminar II
- Contemporary Women’s Literature
- Multi Ethnic Literatures
- Francophone literature
- Graphic Narratives
- Life Writings
Service to the University:
- Co-Moderator for the English Honor Society, Sigma Mu (2012-present)
- Chair, General Education Curriculum Committee (2015-2016)
- Advising Fellow, present
- Chair, Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee (2012-2013)
- Chair, Arts & Humanities Curriculum Committee (2010-2011; fall 2011)
- Executive Officers of the Faculty Assembly (2010 to 2013; 2015-2016)
- Faculty Awards at Georgian Court University:
- The Virginia Graham ’31 Award for Teaching Excellence, spring 2015
- Faculty Mini Grant, spring 2015
- Faculty Fellowship, spring 2015
- Faculty Sabbatical, Spring 2012
- Merit Award for Teaching, May 2011; May 2006
- Merit Award for Service, May 2011
- Merit Award for Advising, May 2008
- Merit Award for a Course Release, May 2008
- Faculty Summer Research Grants in 2004, 2007, and 2012
- Faculty Mini Grant, Spring 2004
- Appointed member of the Arts and Humanities Curriculum Committee (2008-2010)
- Elected Member of the Faculty Handbook Committee (subcommittee of Faculty Concerns) (2009-2010)
- Member of the Third Year Review Committee (2010)
- Appointed Member of the Middle States Standard 14 Committee (2008/09)
- Elected Member of the Athletics Advisory Council (2004-2009)
- Elected Member of the Library Committee (2005-2009)
- Appointed Member of the Honors Advisory Council (2004-2006)
- Chair, Faculty Search Committee (2008-2009)
- Member of numerous FT/Tenure Track Faculty Search Committees (2008-2009; 2003-2006)
- Campus Poetry events
- Organizing Franco D’Alessandro’s Poetry reading (4/22/2010)
- Coordinated Sister Maria’s Poetry Reading (spring 2009) See Asbury Park Press article
- Coordinated Marilyn Chin’s poetry reading (spring 2005)
- Course Development: 4 Courses (3 for the major; 1 for Gen Ed)
- Agua para el Pueblo-Water for the People, Honduras Delegation (May 2006)
- UNICO (a partner university) Santa Ana, El Salvador (January 2004)
- Coordinator of Annual Undergraduate Research Conference (2007, 2008, 2009) includes planning, coordinating faculty readers and moderators, and leading event
- Mentor, National Undergraduate Conferences: (a) 1 English Major to present at MAASA at La Salle University, Phila. March 2010; (b) 4 English Majors attended Purdue Calumet’s April 2009 Undergraduate Conference; (c) 1 English Major attended Purdue Conference in 2008
- Mentor for Minority Academic Careers (McNair program) in 2005-2006 & 2008-2009
- Faculty Moderator of Student Panel. GCU Scholarship Day 2009
- Faculty Moderator of Student Literary Salon (In Verse Veritas) (2004-2010): includes trips to MLA conventions in 2004 (Philadelphia; 2005 in Washington DC; several trips to NYC, i.e. Longacre Theatre Talk Radio (Liev Schreiber) (2007); includes trips to Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, i.e. Molière’s Tartuffe (2008); Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession (2009); includes service learning projects: book drive (2008) to Sister Pia Shayo (’08) in Tanzania, Africa (2009/2010)
- Invited Speaker, Sigma Mu Induction, English Honor Society, (2004 and 2010)
- Course Ahead Supervisor (2003-2004), Subject area: French at High Technology HS
- Appointed reviewer for Research in African Literatures (RAL) (2008)
- Appointed reviewer for Shofar (A Journal of Jewish Studies) (2009)
- Reviewer for Bedford/St. Martin’s (2008-2010)
- Member of 7 academic associations: ACLA, ALA, NJCEA, MELUS, MLA, RMMLA,and SW/TXPCA/ACA
Why I love GCU:
- I love GCU for its students who value scholarship, seek academic challenges, and take charge of their learning experiences. It is rewarding to nurture and encourage our students to grow. I am also grateful to work with progressive-thinking colleagues who not only practice the Mercy Core values but who bring innovative ideas to their General Education courses, major classes, and international experiences.