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 WSU Faculty Senate (2019-2022). I currently serve as the Contract Administration Officer for the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee and previously as Secretary (2019-2021). I am also an Associate Editor for Contemporary Women's Writing (OUP). 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 ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, 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.