I completed my doctoral dissertation, entitled "'Do Your Will': Shakespeare's Use of the Rhetoric of Seduction in Four Plays," in January, 2006 and graduated with my Doctor of Philosophy in May, 2006. For my doctoral work, I specialized in medieval and Renaissance British literature.
I hold a Bachelor's (magna cum laude) and Master's degree from Minnesota State University. For my Master's work, I focused on Nineteenth Century British literature, film studies, and college composition theory. My Master's thesis is entitled, "'These Pages': A Bakhtinian Approach to the Narrative Structure of Charles Dickens' Bleak House."
I obtained a second Master's degree in Leadership Studies with a graduate certificate in Dispute Resolution from Marquette University in 2013. My Master's project was entitled, "Leadership and Rhetoric: A Symbiotic Relationship." For Fall 2013, I will be beginning my third Master's program in history, specializing in American history from the 1920s through the end of the Second World War, also at Marquette University.
My teaching career at Marquette University began in August, 1997. I have taught the following classes: "Rhetoric and Composition I and II," "Introduction to Drama: The Drama of Anxiety," “Introduction to Drama: The Drama of Revenge,” "Survey of British Literature I: Beginnings to 1750," "Survey of British Literature II: 1750 - Present," and "Introduction to American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865."
I also instruct full-time at Blackhawk Technical College.
the Body in Eighteenth-Century Women' Fiction"
"I doubt thy mother: Myth-Making and the Search for the Mother in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights"