- 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/InterestBritish literature, Bible as literature
"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;
"Bottom Gets a Life: Hoffman's Contribution to the Shakespeare Film Canon." Journal of the Wooden O
Symposium 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;
"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;
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
Symposium 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.