Academic interests

American Literature, African-American Literature, American Studies, Labor Studies.

Awards

Best Article in Labor Studies Journal 2013-2014 for "Starting from Scratch: Building Community Support for Labor Organizing in Indianapolis."

Publications

Kurt Vonnegut: A Critical Companion. Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. Articles in American LiteratureAfrican American ReviewThe Explicator,American Periodicals, Labor Studies Journal, The Journal of American Culture and Literature/Film Quarterly.

Service

Director of Undergraduate Literature (1998-2004)

Acting Associate Chair of English (2004-2005)

Director of the Masarachia Scholars Program (2005-present)