Whitemouth: A Bakhtinian Reading of Narrative Voice in Ernest J. Gainess Transitional Novel Of Love and Dust. New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines: Man of Letters, special issue of Studies in the Literary Imagination, vol. 49, no. 1, 2016, pp.93-111.
"Defining Old Horizons and Drawing New Ones: Teaching the Graphic Novel Course," College English Association Conference 45th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 27, 2014.
"The Nature of the Nurturer: Representations of Mothering in Modernist Writing," College
English Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia, April 2, 2013
"Sustaining and Assessing Shared Learning through ePortfolios," co-authored with Drs.
Jerry Allen and Ronald Nowaczyk. Presented at the16th Annual National Learning Communities
Conference, Chicago, IL, November 4, 2011
"From Fortunate Sisterhood to Unfortunate Rivalry: the Transformation of Female Relationships
in American Women's Writing and Historical Documents" presented with Dr. Pamela K.
Asmus, College English Association Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, April 1, 2011
"‘Woman’s Work’: Frances E. W. Harper’s Models of Female Sanctioned Authorship," South
Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference," Atlanta, GA, November 6, 1999
"Voices of a Southern Community: The Language of the Quarters in Ernest Gaines’s Fiction,"
Southern Writers, Southern Writing: Graduate Conference, Oxford, MS, July 24, 1999
"Giving Voice to the Visions of the Past: The Composition of A Gathering of Old Men," Southern Humanities Council Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, April 18, 1998
"Rewriting and Righting the Past: Narrative Representations of Justice in A Gathering of Old Men," Southern Humanities Council Annual Conference, Huntingdon College, March 21, 1998
"The Blend of Objectivity and Subjectivity in a Realist Novel: William Dean Howells’s
A Hazard of New Fortunes," National Social Sciences Association Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 15,
"Power of Gender" Panel at Reawaken: Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, Moderator
and Discussion Facilitator, New Orleans, LA, March 1, 2012
Jump Start Your Semester Faculty Panel for Academic Probation Students, University
of New Haven, January 18, 2012.
Fireside Chat on Freshman Common Read, Making the Impossible Possible, University of New Haven,September 2011.
"Breaking Silences," University of New Haven’s Common Read Discussion Panel on The Kite Runner, University of New Haven, October 8, 2008
Founding Faculty Co-Sponsor of Alpha Sigma Theta, the University of New Haven chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, English
Coordinator of ePortfolios for the College of Arts and Sciences, 2009-2011
- Chair of English Department's Assessment Committee, 2013-present
- Member, Freshman Writing Program Review Committee, 2011-2012
- Member, ePortfolio Task Force for College of Arts and Sciences, 2009-2011
- Member, College of Arts and Sciences Learning Community Steering Committee, 2008-2009
- Member, Ad Hoc Core Committee, 2007-2009
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