Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Marian University, Indianapolis, IN
2011-present; Shakespeare, dramatic literature, Renaissance studies, humanities (literature – ancient to modern), writing, gender studies, and adolescent literature.

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.

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

Freelance Editing
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.


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




• “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.

• 2014: “The Liminal Space between Feminism and Misogyny: Introducing Playwright Nina Raine’s Rabbit,” Studies in the Humanities.
• 2015: “Hamlet, Art, and Apoptosis: The Shakespearean Artwork of Julie Newdoll,” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies.

Under consideration:

• “Thy Digressing Son’: Prodigality and Debt in The Henriad,” The Hare. Submitted March 2014.

Conference Participation and Invited Presentations

• “Resurrect Your Darlings: Falstaff’s Death(s), Resurrection(s), and Lasting Influence,” 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

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

Awards and Distinctions

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

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.