From Ohio, via Scotland, for many years, and in spite of a stubborn accent that once apparently fit nowhere, I call Louisiana home. I am currently the Ann Petry Endowed Professor of English at Grambling State University in Louisiana, where I teach courses in writing, literature, and data analytics. My research embraces digital humanities and English literary history, especially twentieth-century literature.

I like to run, and I love dogs, but the second is done vicariously and the first with slapstick injury. When not teaching, I often travel for research, to family, or with friends. I used to sing with the Calton Consort, and I miss it. I am a past president of the International Lawrence Durrell Society, and I remain active on its executive board.

You can find me online or in Woodson Hall room 226a at Grambling State University.


English Literature
The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland
November 2007
Writing and Cultural Politics
The University of Edinburgh | Edinburgh, Scotland
November 2003
English (Creative Writing) and Music
Denison University | Granville, Ohio
May 2002