Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
Courses taught:
ENG101 Composition
ENG109 Newspaper
ENG115 Written Analysis of Literature
ENG245 Dramatic Literature and Performance
ENG319 Classical Mythology
ENG330 Shakespeare
ENG333 Modern Drama
ENG334 Modern Women Playwrights
ENG347 Adolescent Literature
ENG354 Tudor and Stuart Drama
ENG360 Internship advising
ENG460 Internship: Scholarly research
ENG490 Senior Seminar
GST210 Gender Theory
HUM230 Humanities: Ancient to Renaissance
HUM231 Humanities: Baroque to Contemporary
Honors Courses Taught: 
Shakespeare, History, and Ethics
Shakespeare and British History
Shakespeare and Roman History
Study Abroad: Shakespeare’s Italian and British Renaissance (Rome, Florence, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, and London)

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)

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

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.


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.
• 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



Scholarly Publications:

• “Hubert’s Encounters with the Succession in Shakespeare’s King John,” Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, 9 (March 2018): 29-43.
“Cincinnati Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2,”  Early Modern Culture, 12 (June 2017): 140-144.
“Hamlet, Art, and Apoptosis: The Shakespearean Artwork of Julie Newdoll,” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, 17.4 (2015): 540-58. (Images of Newdoll’s Shakespeare work can be found here.)
“The Liminal Space between Feminism and Misogyny: Introducing Playwright Nina Raine’s Rabbit,” Studies in the Humanities, 41.1&2 (March 2015): 192-208.
“A Conversation with Nina Raine, April 5, 2014” (Interview); Studies in the Humanities, 41.1&2 (March 2015): 209-234.
“Resurrect Your Darlings: Falstaff’s Death(s), Resurrection(s), and Lasting Influence,” Shakespeare Newsletter, 63.3 (Spring 2014): 97-100.
• 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.

Creative Publications:

• “The Fist,” The Breakroom Stories (audio journal), January 2018. Short Story. (YouTube: “The Fist”)
• “Squared,” The Bookends Reviews, January 2018. Short Story.
• “Scavengers,” Mused: The BellaOnline Literary Review, September 22, 2017. Short Story. (Also available as a PDF.)
• “Cravings,” Rat’s Ass Review, online April 2017, print forthcoming in a collection titled Such an Ugly Time, poems chronicling the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. Poem.
• “Carpool,” Down in the Dirt Magazine, Scars Publications, online: February 2017. Print: September 2017. (The volume was named after my short story: Vol. 149, Carpool.)
“One Last Kiss for Karl,” So It Goes (The literary journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library), November 2016. Short Story.
• “Play Ball,” Across the Margin, September 2016. Short Story. (Recognized as one of fifteen “finest fiction” publications in Across the Margin, 2016.)
“Once upon a Train,” Spelk, July 2016. Flash Fiction.
• “The Shadow of Perfection,” The Avenue, June 2016. Print. Short Story.
“In the Absence of a Translator,” Johnny America, February 26, 2016. Short Story.
“The Devil in Our Own Back Yard,” Quintessence 3, 2005, Short Story.
“My Would-be Lavinia,” “A Henry in the Bushes,” and “Regrettably Elusive,”Quintessence 3, 2005, Poems.
“Being a Woman,” Quintessence 2, 2004, Short Story.
“Eight Drafts of a Letter Never Sent,” Quintessence 1, 2003, Short Story.
• “Window Watching.”The Incandescent Jungle, 2001, Poem.


• Adapted Much Ado about Nothing for Marian University Theatre Program, Peine Theatre, performed November 14-17, 2012.

Conference Participation and Invited Presentations

• “‘…sadism’s really a twisted empathy’: Ways of Seeing Revenge and Justice in Nina Raine’s Consent,” (presented paper) PAMLA Conference, November 2017.
• “Humoring the Body Politic: Kings and Humors,” (presented paper) in conjunction with Hackelmeier Memorial Library’s exhibit, “And There’s the Humor of It”: Shakespeare and the Four Humors, Marian University, October 2017. PowerPoint associated with the talk can be found here: Humoring the Body Politic: Kings and Humors (PowerPoint).
• “One Last Kiss for Karl,” (short story published in So It Goes, the literary journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library) Reading at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library, Indianapolis, IN, November 2016.
• “Hubert’s Encounters with the Succession in King John,” (presented paper) Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Dayton, OH, October 2016.
• “The Trouble with Partial Continuity: Close Reading and The Hollow Crown,” Shakespeare Association of America seminar on Close Reading, March 2016.
• “Profound Mimesis: A Defense of Literature,” Last Lecture Series, Marian University, December 11, 2015. Last Lecture Transcript
• “Whoring Shakespeare: The Commodification of the Bard.” Shakespeare Association of America seminar on Marxist Shakespeare, April 2015.
• “‘A Brave Judge’: Hotspur’s Role in the Prodigality Narrative.” Shakespeare Association of America seminar on Judgment in Shakespeare, April 2014.
• “Resurrect Your Darlings: Falstaff’s Death(s), Resurrection(s), and Lasting Influence,” (presented paper) 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,” (presented paper) 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.” Shakespeare Association of America seminar on Shakespeare and the Plastic Arts, Boston, April 2012.
• Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in St. Louis, MO, attended, November 2011.
• “Being a Woman,” Moon News Bookstore, Creative Writer’s reading night, Half Moon Bay, California, February 2008
• “Eight Drafts of a Letter Never Sent,” Moon News Bookstore, Creative Writer’s reading night, Half Moon Bay, California, September 2007.
• “In the Absence of a Translator,” Moon News Bookstore, Creative Writer’s reading night, Half Moon Bay, California, February 2007.
• “Engendered Narratives: Gertrude and Ophelia’s Narrative Contributions in Hamlet,” (presented paper) Women in Creativity Conference at Marquette University, March 2005.
• “The English and French Polemic: Shakespeare’s Henry V,” (presented paper) 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 paper) Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, February 2003.
• “Revelation of Self in Marsha Norman’s ‘Night Mother and Getting Out,” (presented paper) Indiana State University Research Showcase, Terre Haute, April 2002.
• “Revelation of Self in Marsha Norman’s ‘Night Mother and Getting Out,” (presented paper) Always on Friday Lecture Series: “Outstanding Student Papers.” Indiana State University Department of English, April 2002.

Works in Progress

Prodigality, Debt, and Power in Shakespeare’s History Plays – monograph, in progress.

Under Consideration

• “’For All Time’: Resurrecting Shakespeare’s Contemporaries at the American Conservatory Theatre,” scholarly article
• “The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Roman Season: A Memento Mori for America,” Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, May 13, 2017
• “It Checks Out,” poem
• “Streaming,” poem
• “Digital Apotheosis,” poem
• “Lemon Pledge,” short story


University Service and Administrative Work

• Personnel Policies Committee (2014-present)
• Chair, Department of English (2015-2016) – Served as chair pre-tenure due to administrative reorganization
• English Department webmaster (2013-present)
• Stratford Festival trip coordinator and chaperone (2011-2015)
• Gender Studies Committee (2011-present; interim chair, Fall 2013)
• Instructional Technology Committee (2013-2015)
• Student Conduct Committee (2012-2013)
• Elections Committee (2012-2013)

Other Professional Experience

Board of Trustees, The Children’s House Elementary School
2012-2016; Board member for The Children’s House, Montessori Elementary School. Coordinated new marketing strategies, including NPR advertising, website redesign, and attendance at school fairs. Helped to increase enrollment from 19 students to 43 within one school year. (Goal was 40 enrolled students.)
Scholarly Consultant
2008 – 2013; Scholarly consultant for artist Julie Newdoll for her painting series on Shakespeare and science, titled Shakespeare: The Mirror up to Science. Images may be viewed at Julie Newdoll’s website.
Editing Experience
See Editing Résumé
Founded English Authors, a creative writing group for graduate students of English at Marquette University, 2003.
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)

Awards and Distinctions

Best of Across the Margin, Fiction, 2016
Short story, “Play Ball,” was recognized as one of fifteen “finest fiction” publications in Across the Margin, 2016.
• McKinney Grant, Marian University, 2016
Grant in the amount of $3,500 for an exploration trip for a study abroad to Italy and Great Britain proposed for the Honors Program. The study abroad is scheduled for 2018, focusing on Shakespeare’s history and Roman plays, and the influence of Renaissance Italy on Shakespeare’s works.
Outstanding Contribution to Theatre as a Volunteer, Marian University, 2013
Award based on volunteer work with Theatre faculty and students at Marian, including co-leading the annual Stratford Shakespeare Festival trip to Ontario.
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