Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
2011-present; Shakespeare, dramatic literature, Renaissance studies, humanities, writing, and adolescent literature.

Instructor
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
2008-2009, 2010-2011; Interdisciplinary Studies 307 (Experience and Critical Writing); Interdisciplinary Studies 308 (Advanced Expository Writing); Interdisciplinary Studies 300 (Critical Thinking Seminar)

Visiting Assistant Professor
Mills College, Oakland CA
2009-2010, Fall 2008, Fall 2007; English 115/215 (Shakespeare), English 001 (Critical Reading and Expository Writing)

Instructor
Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
Fall 2006, ID010 (Human Experience), ID21A (Human Heritage)

Editorial Assistant
August 2002–August 2005
Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature, Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, WI

Urban Journalism Workshop Counselor
Summers 2004-2005
Marquette University, College of Communication

Instructor
2002, Summer session, English 305 (Junior/Senior Literature and Writing)
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Teaching Assistantship
August 1999–May 2002, English 101 (Basic Writing) and English 105 (Research Writing)
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Writing Center Consultant
2000-2002 (Spring semesters)
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Freelance Editing
2000-2002
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

  • Editor for Elan Cohen, dissertation, Psychology, Summer 2000.
  • Editor for Kavita Ajmere, proposal for dissertation, Psychology, Fall 2000-Spring 2001, and final dissertation – Fall 2002.
  • Editor for Heather Jo Hendricks, dissertation, Psychology, Spring 2001.
  • Editor for Liz Brown, dissertation, Mathematics Education, Summer 2001.
  • Editor for Karen Schmitt, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, three journal articles, Summer 2001.

Education

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
• PhD – English 2008.
• Special focus: Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama.
• Secondary focus: World Drama, ancient to 20th century.
• Dissertation: “An Improbable Fiction”: The Marriage of History and Romance in Shakespeare’s Henriad.
• Abstract: Argues that the influence of romance narratives within Shakespeare’s second tetralogy (Richard II, Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; and Henry V) is important to the overall series because Shakespeare’s focus on individuals, rather than the state, subverts the epic agenda of the plays, and opens them to the motifs and concerns of romance. Shakespeare accomplishes his project through appropriation of romance narrative techniques, such as narrative anachronies, digressions, and extradiegetic narratives. Uses Gerard Genette’s Narrative Discourse as theoretical focal point. Also employs close reading to investigate thematic relations to romance within the history plays.
• Advisor: Dr. Ed Block.

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
• Master of Arts – English 2002.
• Focus: Shakespeare and World Drama
• Secondary focus: Creative Writing.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, IN
• Bachelor of Arts – Music 1998
• Focus: Vocal Performance

 

Publication

• Under consideration: “Hamlet, Art, and Apoptosis: The Shakespearean Artwork of Julie Newdoll,” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Submitted July, 2013.
• Under consideration: “Thy Digressing Son’: Prodigality and Debt in The Henriad,” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Submitted March, 2013.
• Synopsis of Henry IV, Part One (2700 words). Companion to Shakespeare. Facts on File Press, 2012.
• Character List for Henry IV, Part One (800 words). Companion to Shakespeare. Facts on File Press, 2012.
• Character entries for all speaking roles in Shakespeare’s Richard II; Henry IV, Part One; Henry IV, Part Two; and Henry V (120 characters; 100-300 words per entry). Dictionary of Literary Characters, edited by Michael Sollars, Facts on File, 2010.

Conference Participation and Invited Presentations

• Forthcoming:  “Counterfeiting No Longer: Falstaff’s Death by Inarticulacy” PAMLA Conference, November 2013.
• “Shakespeare’s (Un)Natural World: Henry VI, Part 3,” Invited Paper Presentation, Scholar’s Presentations, Marian University, October 2013.
• “Rabbits, Ducks, or Janus? Generational Implications and Henry V,” Shakespeare Association of America seminar on Henry V, March 2013.
• “Reclaiming Women’s Pleasure in The Vagina Monologues,” Invited paper presentation, Dinner and Discussion, sponsored by Gender Studies, Marian University, January 2013.
• “Julie Newdoll’s Painted Series Shakespeare: The Mirror Up to Science: Hamlet, Apoptosis, and the Mise en Abyme,” Invited paper presentation, Scholar’s Presentations, Marian University, January 2013.
• “‘Thy Digressing Son’: Debt and Prodigality in Shakespeare’s Henriad,” Midwest Modern Language Association Shakespeare panel, November 2012.
• “Julie Newdoll’s Painted Series Shakespeare: The Mirror Up to Science: Hamlet, Apoptosis, and the Mise en Abyme.” Seminar Participant: Shakespeare and the Plastic Arts, Shakespeare Association of America annual conference in Boston, MA, April 2012.
• Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in St. Louis, MO, attended, November 2011.
• “Engendered Narratives: Gertrude and Ophelia’s Narrative Contributions in Hamlet.” Presented at the Women in Creativity Conference at Marquette University, March 2005.
• “The English and French Polemic: Shakespeare’s Henry V.” Presented at the MMLA Conference in St. Louis, MO, November 2004.
• “Do-s and Don’t-s: A Chronicle of Teaching Shakespeare to Freshmen Non-English Majors.” Presented at the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, NM, February 2003.
• “Revelation of Self in Marsha Norman’s ‘Night Mother and Getting Out.” Presented at the Indiana State University Research Showcase, Terre Haute, IN, April 2002.
• “Revelation of Self in Marsha Norman’s ‘Night Mother and Getting Out.” Presented at the Always on Friday Lecture Series: “Outstanding Student Papers.” Indiana State University Department of English, April 2002.

Works in Progress

• Accepted paper presentation: “Counterfeiting No Longer: Falstaff’s Death by Inarticulacy” PAMLA Conference, November 2013.
Prodigality, Debt, and Power in Shakespeare’s History Plays – monograph, in progress.

Awards and Distinctions

 Graduate Scholarship, Marquette University (2002-2005)
Scholarship based on academic achievement. Full tuition remission and stipend.
James Richard Bash Award, Indiana State University (April 2002)
Award for academic achievement and excellence as a Graduate student.
Educational Excellence Award, Indiana State University (April 2001)
Award in the College of Arts and Sciences at the Graduate level for excellence in teaching and academics.
Honor Society, Indiana State University (March 2001)
Inducted to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Graduate Scholarship, Indiana State University (1999-2002)
Scholarship based on Academic achievement. Pays two-thirds tuition and stipend.

Professional Memberships

• Modern Language Association
• Midwest Modern Language Association
• Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
• Shakespeare Association of America
• Shaksper: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference

Creative Writing

• Founded English Authors – a creative writing group for graduate students of English at Marquette University.
• General Editor of Quintessence (Vol. 1, 2003; Vol. 2, 2004) – copy edited, reviewed, accepted stories, poems, and drama to appear in Quintessence, the anthology of creative writing produced by English Authors.
• Layout and design: Quintessence (Vol. 1-3)
• Publications: Quintessence, Vol. 1: (Short Story) “Eight Drafts of a Letter Never Sent”; Quintessence Vol. 2: (Short Story) “Being a Woman”; Quintessence Vol. 3: (Short Story) “The Devil in Our Own Back Yard,” (Poems) “My Would-be Lavinia,” “A Henry in the Bushes,” and “Regrettably Elusive”; The Incandescent Jungle: (Poem) “Window Watching.”
• Creative readings – participated in Moon News Bookstore’s Creative Writer’s reading evenings, February 2007 (“In the Absence of a Translator”), September 2007 (“Eight Drafts of a Letter Never Sent”), February 2008 (“Being a Woman”); Half Moon Bay, California.

References

• Dr. Ed Block, Jr. Professor of English, Marquette University. Milwaukee, WI. (414) 288-7260. edwin.block@marquette.edu.  Dissertation director, former teacher, and Supervisor/Editor at Renascence.
• Dr. Amelia Zurcher. Associate Professor of English, Marquette University. Milwaukee, WI. (414) 288-3475. amelia.zurcher@marquette.edu. Dissertation committee member and former teacher.
• Dr. Albert Rivero. Professor of English, Marquette University. Milwaukee, WI. (414) 288-3472. albert.rivero@marquette.edu. Dissertation committee member and former teacher; Director of Graduate Studies for the English Department.
• Dr. Cynthia Scheinberg. Professor of English, Mills College. Oakland, CA. (510) 430-2213. cyns@mills.edu. Chair of the English Department and supervisor at Mills College.
• Dr. Diane Cady. Associate Professor of English, Mills College. Oakland, CA. (510) 430-2218. dcady@mills.edu. Faculty mentor at Mills College, 2008.
• Dr. Vincent Fitzgerald. Associate Professor of English, Notre Dame de Namur University. Belmont, CA. (650) 508-3500; (650) 631-9895. vfitzgerald@ndnu.edu. Co-teacher and supervisor at Notre Dame de Namur University.