I love teaching the sweep of American literature from traditional Native American creation stories to contemporary novels although I am particularly interested in American women writers and ethnic American literature. I am the former director of Curriculum II (now Three Crowns Curriculum), Gustavus' integrated alternative general education program, and am interested in its interdisciplinary approach, its exploration of values, and its creation of a learning community.
I have published and presented on Japanese American literature, Willa Cather, Thoreau, and diversity and church-related colleges. I love English Country dancing (what you see in Jane Austen movies) and travel and have been fortunate to have been to Canada, Mexico, England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Japan, Namibia, South Africa, Peru, the Galapagos, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
AB, Stanford University; MAT, Harvard University; MA and PhD., English, University of Virginia
CUR-399 (Senior Seminar), ENG-122 (American Literature II), FTS-100 (FTS:Other Perspectives), and JPN-399 (Senior Thesis)
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|CUR-399||Senior Seminar||13||2015/SP, 2014/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, 2004/FA, 2001/SP, and 2000/FA|
|FTS-100||First Term Seminar||11||2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2007/FA, 2005/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2001/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA|
|ENG-121||American Literature I||9||2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, 2003/SP, and 2002/FA|
|ENG-124||American Women Writers||8||2013/FA, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2008/SP, 2006/SP, 2004/SP, 2002/SP, and 2000/SP|
|ENG-122||American Literature II||5||2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, and 2008/FA|
|ENG-126||Intro U.S. Ethnic Lit||4||2013/SP, 2009/SP, 2003/SP, and 2002/SP|
|ENG-273||American Novel||4||2010/FA, 2007/FA, 2004/FA, and 2001/FA|
|ENG-268||Career Exploration||4||2008/JN, 2006/JN, 2004/JN, and 2000/JN|
|ENG-336||American Renaissance||3||2015/SP, 2011/SP, and 2009/SP|
|ENG-127||Japanese American Literature||3||2009/JN, 2005/JN, and 2001/JN|
|ENG-399||Senior Seminar||2||2009/FA and 2000/SP|
|ENG-114||Art of Interpretation||2||2008/FA and 2003/FA|
|ENG-244||ST:Cather & Contemps||1||2013/SP|
|ENG-344||ST:Mod Am Lit(1914-45)||1||2012/FA|
|ENG-144||ST:Japanese Amer Lit||1||2011/SP|
|ENG-263||Austen, Bronte, and Eliot||1||2002/JN|
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