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Professor of Literature

Year Joined RCNJ: 1997

Contact Information


  • B.A., Douglass College; Rutgers University
  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University

Courses Offered:

  • Critical Reading & Writing
  • Readings in the Humanities
  • Survey of British Literature II
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature;
  • Methods of Literary Study
  • “Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Poetry”
  • Majors Authors: Jane Austen
  • Senior Seminar: American Literature and Law

Teaching Interests:

  • Nineteenth Century American and British literature; composition; visual culture; women writers; popular culture

Research Interests:

  • Generally in American and British literature and culture, and material culture.

Scholarly Activity:

Book Review

  • Wet Britches and Muddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America, by John white Jr. Nineteenth Century Prose (Fall 2014).


  • “Dashing in Persuasion: The Effects of a Pause.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal. No. 40. 2018. 230-237.
  • “George Austen’s Absence from Family Life: The Shifting Biographical Response.” Winter, 2013. The Jane Austen Journal: Persuasions Online.

  • “Betrayal: Jane Austen’s Imaginative Use of America.” Persuasions Online (Winter 2012)
  • “Austen in Jeopardy.” Jane Austen Society of North America Newsletter. Summer, 2010.
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