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Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of California - Riverside, 1988 Dissertation: “’The Soul’s Superior Instants’: The Individual Psychology of Emily Dickinson’s Poetry.”
  • M.A., English, University of California - Riverside, 1983
  • B.A., English, University of La Verne, 1981

Areas of Specialization/Interest

Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Nineteenth and early Twenthieth century American and British literature, Great Books

Select Publications/Presentations

"Grade Inflation at BYU-Idaho." Brown Bag presentation at BYU-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, October 2011.

"Great Books at BYU-Idaho: Why and How?" Presented at the BYU-Idaho Faculty Conference, Rexburg, 
          Idaho, September 2010.

"Sprinting Towards Four-year Status: Progress and Potential Pitfalls." Robert Bird co-author.  Perspective
          Fall (2000) 1.1: 40-44.

"Mormon Guilt, Self-Mutilation, and Therapy in Levi Peterson's The Backslider." Presented at the
          Association of Mormon Letters, Salt Lake City, February 1995.

"Civilization and Its Discontents: A Freudian Reading of Douglas Thayer's 'Red-Tailed Hawk.'" Presented
          at the Association of Mormon Letters, Salt Lake City, February 1994.

"Repetition Compulsion and 'Undoing': T.S. Eliot's 'Anxiety of Influence.'" Mosaic: A Journal for the
          Interdisciplinary Study of Literature
Fall (1988) 21/4: 45-54.