• M.A., Brigham Young University, August 2003. Thesis: The Decay of the Symbolic: Lynching in William Faulkner’s Light in August.
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, August 2000.

Areas of Specialization/Interest

American literature, literary theory, Postmodernism

Select Publications/Presentations

"The Paternity Test" BYU Studies, 49.3 Sept. 2010.

"What's a Dead Mother like You Doing in a State like This?" Irreantum, Spring/Summer 2010.

"The Unspoken Heritage: The Influence of Family in Steinbeck and Faulkner" John Steinbeck and His Contemporaries Scarecrow Press: Lanham, Maryland, 2007.

"Guestroom" Perspectives, 6:2 Fall 2006.

"Miscarriages" Perspectives, 6:2 Fall 2006.

"Mighty in Word By Faith: A Recollection of Elder Neal A. Maxwell" LDS Life, 1.5 2004: 5.