• Ph.D., British Literature, Drew University, Madison, NJ (2007) Dissertation: “The Mormon Maritime Migration in Meter”
  • Ph.M., British Literature, Drew University, Madison, NJ (2003)
  • M.A., English, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (1993) Thesis: “Section 76 as Literature in the Doctrine & Covenants”
  • B.A., English, Brigham Young University (1990)

Areas of Specialization/Interest

British literature, Bible as literature

Select Publications/Presentations

"Preparing Students for the Classics."  Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference, BYU- Idaho; 
          September 2008; Rexburg, ID.

"The Film Adaptation Proposal: An Alternative to the Traditional College Term Paper."  Utah   
          Shakespeare Festival Wooden O Symposium, Southern Utah University; August 2008; Cedar City, 

"The Mormon Maritime Migration in Meter: A Sampling."  Annual Meeting, Association for Mormon 
          Letters, BYU; March 2008; Provo, UT.

"'There Is None that Understandeth': Promoting Biblical Literacy in Higher Education." Allusions to God 
          in Literature and Poetry of Britain and America since 1750: Informing Global Religious Conflict.  
          Oxford Round Table, Harris Manchester College, Oxford University; July 2007; Oxford, England, 

"Up and Running with Web Editor." English Department Workshop, BYU-Idaho; May 2007; Rexburg, ID.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream on Film." Lyceum, English Academic Society, BYU-Idaho; February 2007;
          Rexburg, ID.

"Bottom Gets a Life: Hoffman's Contribution to the Shakespeare Film Canon."  Journal of the Wooden O 
6 (2006): 1-15.

"By Sail, Rail, and Trail: Documenting the Mormon Migration via Its Poetry."  1848: The Year the         
          World Turned, University of Central Lancashire; June 2005; Preston, England, UK.

"How to Read Between the Lines of a Résumé."  Teton Leadership Lodge, BYU-Idaho; March 2005;
          Victor, ID.

"The Hero Pattern Illustrated in Film and Art." Lecture Series, Academic Activities Office, BYU- Idaho;
          March 2005; Rexburg, ID.

"Joseph as a Christian Type."  Lecture Series, Academic Activities Office, BYU-Idaho; November 2004;
          Rexburg, ID.

Male Pattern Boldness: Zeffirelli's Feminist Adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew."  Journal of the
         Wooden O Symposium 4 (2004): 9-23.

"Sins of Omission: Textual Deletions in Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing."  Journal of the Wooden O 
3 (2003): 1-11.         

"The Syllabus as Legal Contract."  College English Notes 26:2 (1999): 5-12.

"The Poetic Version of Section 76."  New Perspectives 12.2 (1995): 25-32.

"The College Course Syllabus as a Legal Contract."  New Perspectives 11.2 (1994): 17-25.

"The Doctrine & Covenants as Literature."  New Perspectives 11.1 (1994): 22-30.