PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, DIRECTOR OF THE HONORS COLLEGE
"If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work."
– William Shakespeare, 1 Henry IV, I. ii. 159-60
- Ph.D., Baylor University
- M.A., Clemson University
- B.A., Baylor University
- The Preaching Fox: Festive Subversion in the Plays of the Wakefield Master. Routledge, 2005.
- "Fairies and Feminism: Recurrent Patterns in Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale' and Brontë's Jane Eyre." The Victorian Newsletter (Fall 2003). Reprinted in Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations: Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, New York: 2007.
- "Punning and Political Parody in The Second Shepherds' Play." English Language Notes (June 2003).
- "Foolish Shepherds and Priestly Folly: Festive Influence in Prima Pastorum." Medieval Perspectives (2000)
- ENG 150 Honors Rhetoric, Composition and Research
- ENG 309 History of the English Language
- ENG 330/606 Chaucer
- ENG 427 Medieval Literature
- HON 251 Honors Humanities
- HUM 211 Humanities
Areas of Specialization
- Medieval Literature
- Professional and Technical Writing
Awards and Distinctions
- Best First Book Award, Southeastern Medieval Association, 2008
- Excellence in Service Award, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, 2005
Leadership and Service
- Director, University Honors Program
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- International Congress on Medieval Studies
- Southeastern Medieval Association