Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. English, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN (cum laude)
Modern Irish Literature; Creative Writing
“Bringing Real-Life Characters to Life.” Review article on Tóibín’s Beauty in a Broken Place. The Irish Literary Supplement. 25.2 (Spring 2006): 22-23.
“Bringing it Home in a New Key: The Water Horse.” Rev. of The Water Horse, by Nuala Ni Dhomnaihaill, Eilean Ni Chulinain, and Mebdh McCuchian. Irish Literary Supplement. (Fall 2001).
“Bernard Shaw.” English Dramatists: 1856-1900. Ed. Katherine E. Kelley. Greenwood Presses, 1996.
“James Connolly: A Fit Subject for the Playwright of Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance.” John Arden/Margaretta D’Arcy, the Garland Press Twentieth-century dramatists series. 1995.
“Quinn’s Book: Reconstructing American History.” MELUS, Irish-American Issue, (Spring 1993): 31-45.
“Bernard Shaw’s ‘Eternal’ Irish Concerns.” Eire-Ireland 31 (Summer 1986): 57-69.
Twentieth century literature; drama as literature; Introduction to Creative Writing
N.I.C.E Belfast, Northern Ireland Cultural Exchange Study Grant, 1993.
Research Development Grant, Pennsylvania State University. Consecutive awards for 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-1994.