Hello, and welcome to this website, which is mainly used as a teaching resource for my students. I am a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State University (Dayton, OH). I earned a PhD in English from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a B.A. from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y., in Interdisciplinary Honors and English. I served for five years as the Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2012-2017) at Wright State and I'm an elected member of the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee (2019-2021) and the WSU Faculty Senate (2019-2022). Areas of teaching and research are in contemporary British and American literature, women's writing, feminist theory, ecocriticism, and genre studies. Publications include Nostalgia, a fictional biography of the modernist poet Mina Loy, and essays in Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Margaret Atwood Studies, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Angela Carter: New Critical Readings (Continuum). I am currently working on several projects that explore eco-apocalypse, posthumanism, and wilderness narratives in contemporary literary and visual texts.