Assistant Professor of Literature in the Honors College
- Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
- M.A., University of Notre Dame
- B.S., Wheaton College
- Medieval Literature
- Twentieth-Century British Literature and Culture
- The Novel
- Religion and Literature
Early 20th-century British literature and culture; the novel; religion and literature
- Under Review: Puritanism and Modernist Novels: From Moral Character to the Ethical Self (268 manuscript pages), currently under review for the "Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies" series at The Ohio State University Press
- The Renaissance, English Cultural Nationalism, and Modernism, 1860-1920. Palgrave Macmillan, April 2009 (254 pages)
- Under review: "John Ames as Historiographer: Pacifism, Racial Reconciliation, and Agape in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead," 32 manuscript pages, under review at Religion and Literature
- "Reading the Self, Reading the Bible (or is it a Novel?): The Differing Typological Hermeneutics of Augustine's Confessions and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe," Christianity and Literature, Summer 2012, 61:4, 641-665.
- "Religion and Puritan Typology in E.M. Forster's A Room with a View," Journal of Modern Literature, Summer 2010, 33:4, 72-94.
- "The Modern Artist as Historian, Courtier, and Saint: Typology and Art History from Vasari to Pound," Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, Spring 2006, 35:2, 201-224.
- "Shakespeare and (anti-German) Nationalism in the Writing of English Literary History, 1880-1923," English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, September 2003, 46:4, 227-249.
Work in Progress
Currently writing about hope and postmodern novels and about the relation of the moral to the aesthetic in postmodernism