I am a Professor of Early American Literature at Kennesaw State University. My research focuses on hemispheric American studies and religious studies. Major publications include Hispanicism and Early US Literature: Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and the Origins of US National Identity (U of Alabama P, 2018) and Spain, the United States, and Transatlantic Literature Culture throughout the Nineteenth Century (Routledge, 2021). My teaching interests include early American literature and literary criticism.
As an the Chair of KSU's English Department, I take pride in supporting student success outcomes and faculty morale, which I view as symbiotic. I have been honored to collaborate with colleagues on curricular innovations; increased participation in KSU's It's About Engagement QEP; the establishment of a Department of English Lecturers Caucus; the approval of revised department Promotion and Tenure Guidelines; and serving as Chair-Elect of the University Chairs and Directors Assembly in 2022-23.
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