• B.A. in English, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, June 1981
  • M.A. in English, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, June 1983
  • Ph.D. in English, University of Colorado-Boulder, January 1992

Courses Taught:

  • Writing About Literature
  • English Symposium
  • English Novel to 1900
  • Women Writers
  • English Romantic Literature
  • Colloquium - Dickens Seminar
  • Introduction to Women's Studies

Professional Activities and Affiliations:

  • Coordinator of Women’s Studies at Viterbo University
  • Advisor of Students against Sexual Assault at Viterbo University
  • Secretary of the Faculty Assembly at Viterbo University
  • Batterers’ Intervention Project, Board Member
  • La Crosse Sexual Assault Services Group, Member
  • Viterbo Women’s Studies Committee, Chair
  • Viterbo Promotion and Tenure Task Force, Member
  • Viterbo Coalition for Campus Daycare, Chair
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Member
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Member
  • Modern Language Association, Member
  • Dickens Society Member

Professional Interests:

  • Romantic and Victorian British Literature
  • The British Novel to 1900
  • The Works of Charles Dickens
  • The Poetry of William Wordsworth
  • Women Writers (especially Nineteenth-Century British)
  • Textual Editing
  • Feminist Theory
  • Psychological Literary Theory