Degree(s) earned and location:
M. A. English Literature (2008), California State University, Chico
B. A. Communication Design (Media Arts) (2003), California State University, Chico
19th Century American Literature; American Frontiers (as Ecology, Resource,
Aesthetic); Theories of Topography / Geography / Space / Locale / Landscape, etc.
Select Conference Presentations
“‘The Circle Almost Circled’: Walt Whitman, D. H. Lawrence and the West.” John R.
Milton Writers’ Conference. University of South Dakota. October 2007.
“On the Self-Canceling of Polonius.” Northern California Renaissance Conference.
University of California, Davis. Spring 2007.
“The Greening of the Guru: Transcendentalist Teaching Philosophies for Environmental
Awareness.” Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Conference.
California State University, Chico. Fall 2006.
“17th Century Coffeehouse Archetypes.” Humanities and Fine Arts Symposium.
California State University, Chico. Spring 2006.
Select Teaching Experience
SU ’10: AENG 240 (Growing Up in America) – “Attention Span”: American Short Stories
SP ’10: AENG 240 (Growing Up in America) – Constructions of Violence
FA ‘09: AENG 240 (Growing Up in America) – Violence and Community