I specialize in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature and Anglophone postcolonial literature (that is, English-language literature from former territories of the British Empire). Along with courses within these fields, I teach Introduction to Poetry, Literature and Philosophy, Modernism, and Literature and War. I recently developed a course titled The Music of Poetry and the Poetry of Music. In addition to presenting papers and chairing panels at scholarly conferences around the country, I have published articles on Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Anita Desai, and David Lodge and written introductory essays and notes for the Barnes and Noble Classics editions of “Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction” and “Lord Jim,” both by Joseph Conrad. At Warren Wilson, I’ve co-founded the Faculty Seminar, an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of faculty scholarship and creative work, and presented my research on contemporary American white supremacist literature at its inaugural meeting. I currently chair the undergraduate English Department and have been awarded fellowships by the Appalachian College Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. I enjoy traveling, playing piano, and spending time with my family.