- 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/InterestJane 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.