Professor of English, University of Redlands, 2014-present
Associate Professor of English, University of Redlands, 2007-2014
Assistant Professor of English, University of Redlands, 2002-2007
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Department of English and Program in Asian Studies, University of Redlands, 2000-2002
Teaching Assistant, Departments of Comparative Literature and English, University of Washington, 1995-1999
Literary Modernism and Progressive Education. Book manuscript in progress for submission to Oxford University Press: Modernist Literature and Culture Series.
“Words from a Child’s Printer: H.D. and Progressive Education.” Journal article in progress for submission to Feminist Modernist Studies.
“The Aberrant is the Classic’: William Carlos Williams’s Philosophy of Education.” Revisions in progress following external reviewer reports for submission to Philosophy and Literature.
Book Review: "Joyce on the Threshold," Anne Fogarty and Timothy Martin, eds. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005). James Joyce Quarterly 44.3 (Spring 2007): 595-598.
“The Ass & the Four: Oppositional Figures for the Reader in Finnegans Wake.” James Joyce Quarterly 41.4 (Summer 2004): 665-687.
Book Review: "Knowledge of Things Human and Divine: Vico’s New Science and Finnegans Wake,” by Donald Philip Verene. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003). James Joyce Quarterly 41.3 (Spring 2004): 554-557.
PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PANELS
“Words from a Child’s Printer: H.D. and Progressive Education.” Accepted for H.D. International Society Panel: H.D.’s Modernist Revolutions. Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting; Boston 2015.
“The Entomological Sublime iPB: ACADEMICn H.D. and William Carlos Williams.” Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting; Long Beach, 2007.
“Erotic Hermeneutics in Williams and Joyce.” Co-organizer of panel and presenter. Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting; Chicago, 2005.
"Modernist Pedagogies.” Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting; Chicago, 2005.
“The Poetic Foundation of Civil Institutions in Giambattista Vico and Classical Chinese Poetics.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting; Penn State, 2005.
“’Everything We Know is a Local Virtue’: William Carlos Williams’s Paterson and the Act of Reading America.” American Literature Association Annual Meeting; Boston, 2005.
“Joyce’s Thunderclap, Williams’s Roar and H.D.’s Fabulous Bee.” Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting; Vancouver, British Columbia, 2004.
“Lessons of Variety and Freedom: Teaching East-West Comparative Literature.” Asian Studies Development Program Annual Meeting; Scottsdale, Arizona, 2003.
“Eating Poetry: A Song Dynasty Theory of Reading: Zhu Xi’s Du shu fa.” American Oriental Society, Western Branch Annual Meeting; University of California, Los Angeles, 2001.
“Creative vs. Compulsive Readers in Finnegans Wake.” Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting; University of Pennsylvania, October 2000.
“The Terracotta Warriors: History and Culture of Pre-Han China.” University of Redlands Alumni Association; Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts; Santa Ana, June 2008.
“James & Nora Joyce.” University of Redlands Alumni Association; Old Globe Theater, San Diego, 2005.
“Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research at a Liberal Arts Institution.” The Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board of Trustees Meeting; Los Angeles, 2002.
“Ancient Chinese Cosmology.” University of Redlands Alumni Association; Bowers Museum of Cultural Arts; Santa Ana, Fall 2002.
“Eating Poetry.” English Department Faculty-Student Research Colloquium; University of Redlands, 2002.
“David Henry Hwang’s Flower Drum Song.” University of Redlands Alumni Association; Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2001.
“The Body of Bourne: Randolph Bourne and American Modernism.” University of Redlands Alumni Association; Mark Taper Forum, 2001.
“The Poetic Foundation of Civil Institutions in Confucius and Vico.” Asian Studies Faculty-Student Research Colloquium, University of Redlands, 2001.
Committee Member, Honors Thesis in English Literature, Joellen Banks. Project title: “Creative Maternity: Biological Limitations of the Birth Metaphor in Olive Moore’s Spleen” (2017-18)
Committee Member, Honors Thesis in English Literature, Kristyn Rethaford. Project title: “Swords, Serpents, and Symbolism: Contrasting the Sigemund Passage with the Greater Beowulf Manuscript.” (2017-18)
Director, Honors Thesis in English Literature, Danielle Willis-Thompson. Project title: “Masculinity, Madness and Woolf’s Redefinition of Beauty in Mrs. Dalloway” (2012-13)
Director, Joint Honors Thesis in English Literature and Physics, Emily Pore. Project title: “‘Equal Strangeness’: Time in Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse” (2011-12)
Committee Member, Honors Thesis in English, Ryan Sullivan. Project Title: “‘Life Perpetuated in Beautiful Lies’: Sincerity’s Limits and Frank O’Hara’s Aesthetics of Deceit” (2011-2012)
Proposal Writing Faculty Fellow Grant, Committee on Faculty Development and Innovation, University of Redlands, 2017-2018
Faculty Research Grants, Faculty Review Committee, University of Redlands, 2017, 2007
Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty Review Committee, University of Redlands, 2014
Freeman Foundation Grant, ASIANetwork “College-in-Asia” Summer Institute
Grant funded three-week on-site training for Provost and faculty member in Japan, Taiwan and the PRC to develop a possible semester-long East Asia immersion course, 2004
National Endowment for the Humanities and Asian Studies Development Program grant to attend “The Authoritative in South and East Asian Art and Literature” faculty workshop at Belmont University, 2001
Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities Department of English and Program in Asian Studies, University of Redlands, 2000-2002
Blakemore Fellowship for the Advanced Study of Asian Languages International Chinese Language Program, National Taiwan University, 1999-2000
Humanities Dissertation Fellowship University of Washington Graduate School, 1998
U.S. Department of Education, Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. South Asian Studies Fellow: Medieval Braj & Avadhi, Advanced Hindi, 1993-1995
International Studies Fellow: Intermediate Hindi & Advanced Chinese, 1992-1993
Service to the Profession:
Manuscript Review: “Teaching Chinese Literature Through Reception Study.” ASIANetwork Exchange, July 2015.
University Service, University of Redlands:
Library Advisory Committee and Learning Commons [Armacost Library Redesign] Working Group (2016-present)
Presidential Search Committee 2011-2012. Voted on as “at large” member to represent all University faculty.
Mentoring Committee, 2010-2013.
Faculty Review Committee 2008-2010 (Chair, 2009-2010)
University Steering Committee (ex officio as FRC Chair, 2009-2010)
Library Advisory Committee, 2002-2007.
Untenured Faculty Caucus Housing Subcommittee, 2005-2006.
College of Arts and Sciences Service:
Liberal Arts Inquiry Implementation Task Force (2016-present).
Phi Beta Kappa Selection Committee (2002-present).
Asian Studies Program Advisory (2000-present)
Humanities Advisory Board: 2009-present. (Convener, 2010-2012, 2016-current). At the request of the President, facilitated data-gathering, wrote and edited 50-page white paper on the “State of the Humanities at Redlands,” which includes vision for the future of the humanities as part of the current campaign.
Worked with Humanities Department Chairs, Chief Financial Officer, and Facilities Management staff to find funding, negotiate design, and oversee construction of communal student work areas and landscaping outside the Hall of Letters.
Oversaw creation of first annual essay prize in the humanities.
Facilitated data-gathering, wrote and edited the “Future of Foreign Language Instruction at Redlands.”
Created annual research workshop for juniors led by current seniors writing honors research projects across humanities departments.
Worked with Humanities Department Chairs, Dean of the College and Facilities Management on remodeling, new furniture and tech enhancements for Hall of Letters classrooms.
Chair, Department of English, 2010-2013.
Created the Eaton Research Symposium, annual event for seniors in the English major to present capstone research projects to University community and parents, followed by dinner.
Oversaw first round of departmental assessment tasks: curriculum inventory, curriculum map, two- and four-year assessment plans, annual assessment reports, revision of student learning outcomes and foundation courses in the major (ENGL 201, 202) as a result of assessment findings.
Facilitated and wrote “Four-Year Plan of Instruction” (four years of scheduling for all courses offered in the major), at the request of the College Dean.
Significantly revised the process for application for the senior honors program in English.
Career Services Initiative Working Group, 2010-2011
Gen-Ed Inventory Working Group (chaired by Sandy Koonce): 2010-2011
Gen-Ed Revisions Focus Group: Areas of Inquiry, Spring 2013
Dean’s Advisory Committee, 2003-2004.
Phi Beta Kappa Executive Committee, 2003-2006.
Fulbright Selection Committee, 2003-2007.
College of Arts and Sciences Search Committee Service:
Department of English, tenure line in African-American literature, Fall 2004.
Department of English, tenure line in Anglophone literature, Fall 2004.
Asian Studies Program, tenure line in Japanese language and culture, Fall 2004
Asian Studies Program, tenure line in Chinese language and culture, Fall 2003.
Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean search, Fall 2003.
Department of Art and Art History, tenure line in World Art, Fall 2002.
Department of Business Administration, tenure line in International Finance, Fall 2002.
Department of Religious Studies, tenure line in Non-Western Religions, Fall 2002.
Department of Business Administration, tenure line in International Business and Law, Fall 2001.
Department of Business Administration, tenure line in International Marketing, Fall 2001.
Dean’s Office, Woodrow Wilson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities search, Spring 2001.
Classical Chinese: Advanced (Reading/Writing only)
Modern Chinese: Advanced-Intermediate (Reading/Writing/Speaking)
Modern Hindi: Intermediate ((Reading/Writing/Speaking)
Medieval Hindi (Braj/Awadhi): Elementary (Reading/Writing only)
German: Intermediate (Reading/Writing/Speaking)
French: Intermediate (Reading/Writing/Speaking)