EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

Ph.D. English, May 2008

Period of Study: British and American literature from 1820-1920

Graduate Certificate, Center for the Book, May 2008

Coursework in book history, historical book structures, bookbinding, printing, library conservation, and papermaking

Mount St. Clare College

Clinton, IA

B.A. in liberal arts, December 2001

concentration in language arts, secondary education endorsement

EXPERIENCE

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, IL

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Fall 2008-present


The University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

English Department Instructor, August 2007-August 2008
General Education Literature Instructor, August 2004 – May 2007
Rhetoric Instructor, August 2002 – May 2004
Research Assistant, August 2001–August 2002


Hamilton College

Cedar Rapids, IA

Adjunct Instructor, May 2001 – June 2005


Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University

Santa Cruz, Ca

Instructor, Writing the Expository Essay, Summer Session 2003


Research

BOOK PROJECT

Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book (Routledge, formerly Ashgate, 2014)


DIGITAL PROJECTS

The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, lead editor.

Digital East St. Louis, Curriculum Director

EDITED COLLECTIONS AND SPECIAL ISSUES

Co-edited with Jennifer Travis, D19: Digital Pedagogies and Nineteenth-Century American Literatures (in progress)

Co-edited with Kristine Hildebrandt, Special Issue: Informatics Scholarship, Polymath 3.3 (2013).
 

ARTICLES IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS

“A Feminist Approach to Digging into DH Funding.” In progress.

“A Feminist DH Pedagogy Beyond the Classroom.” Transformations: the Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. Forthcoming.

“The Capitol’s New Mother of Freedom: Teaching Femininity in Anti-Slavery and Civil War Literature” (accepted to MLA book collection on teaching the Civil War, awaiting publication)

Personal Interface and Feminist Pedagogy at The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, or What Jane Manages Before Afternoon Tea.” Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal 3.3 (2013): 27-34. Web. 24 Sept. 2013.

“Ellen’s English Dress: Women’s Religious Practice in America and the British Reprints of Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World.” Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literature Relations. 16. 1 (2012): 113-134. Print.

“On Building Things: Student-Designed Print and Digital Exhibits in the Book History Classroom.” Transformations: the Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy. 23.1(2011): 25-36.

“A Book Arts Pilgrimage: Arts and Crafts Socialism and the Kelmscott Chaucer.” The Journal of William Morris Studies 15.4 (2004): 75-90. Print.

REVIEWS

Rev. of Cultural Narratives. Ed. Sandra Gustafson. Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 2010. SHARP News 22.4 (2013): 8. Print.

Rev. of Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition. Eds. Laurel Brake et al. SHARP News 19.4 (2010): 5. Print.

Rev. of Material Cultures Conference, 2010. Edinburgh, Scotland. SHARP News 19.4 (2010): 8. Print.

“Working Through Whitman's Contradictions.” Rev. of Walt Whitman's Multitudes: Labor Reform and Persona in Whitman's Journalism and the First Leaves of Grass, 1840-1855, by Jason Stacy. PLL 45.3 (2009): 325-329. Print.

JURIED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Panel Respondent, Unsettling Pedagogy: Digital Humanities and C19. C19 (2016)

Co-authored with Jill Anderson, “The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition: A Digital Humanities Feminist Collective.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (2015)

Co-authored with Lora Smallman, Kayla Hays, and Jennifer Roberts, "An Undergraduate Humanities Collaboratory: Special Collections and the Digital Humanities at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville." Rare Book and Manuscript Society Conference (2015)

“Transatlantic Reprinting Networks.” New Media in American Literary History (2013)

The Wide, Wide World on the World Wide Web.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers (2012).

“Remixing the Transatlantic in The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition.” C-19 (2012).

“Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship (IRIS) Center.” SHARP (2011)

“A Not So Virtual Materiality: Using Student-Created Digital Projects to Teach Book History.” Society for Textual Scholarship Conference,(2011)

“Rare Books Reloaded.” Material Cultures Conference, Edinburgh University (2010)

“Capitola the British Sensation: The British Serialization of E.D.E.N. Southworth’s The Hidden Hand, or Capitola the Madcap.” The Society for the Study of American Women Writers (2009)

“From Plantation to Pamphlet: Victoria Press’s Sociological Revision of Fanny Kemble’s Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation.” British Women Writers Conference (2009)

“Hype and the Hyper-archived Nineteenth-Century Book.” College Book Arts Association Conference (2009)

Planning and Program Committee. Expanding Literacy Studies Conference (2007-2009)

Organizer and Chair of the Bibliography Panel for the Midwest Modern Language Association Convention (2007)

“A Universal Climate: Transatlantic Reprints of Whitman’s Democratic Vistas.” (M/MLA) Midwest Modern Language Association Convention (2007)

“‘Here goes Boz—only a shilling!’ American Publication and Distribution of Dickens’s American Notes for General Circulation.” (SHARP) Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing Annual Conference (2007)

Co-designed and hosted the “Center for the Book Recent Presswork” exhibit. (STS) Society for Textual Scholarship Convention (2007)

“Ellen’s English Dress: The Transatlantic Publication of Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World.” Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900, University of Oxford (2007)

“Dickens’s American Notes: Spittle, Newspapers, and America’s Typographic Response.” (M/MLA) Midwest Modern Language Association Convention (2006)

“Whitman and Morris, America’s Fine Press Prophets: Appropriation and Poaching in American Fine Press Editions.” Craft Critique Culture (2005)

“A Book Arts Pilgrimage: Arts and Crafts Socialism in the Kelmscott Chaucer.” Craft Critique Culture (2004)


FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

External Grants

National Science Foundation ITEST Grant, Co-PI

$846,000 award in collaboration with the STEM Center and the School of Education to work with middle-schools students in East St. Louis over a three-year period to create a content-rich digital map of the history and culture of the region; awarded 2014.

NEH Digital Implementation Grant, Co-PI

$26,296 sub-contract to support the development of The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition in collaboration with The Walt Whitman Archive, submitted January 2015, rejected.

NEH Scholarly Editions Grant

$300,000 grant to fund the collaborative development of The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition; submitted October 2010, rejected with resubmissions in 2011, 2012, 2013.

University of Virginia Harrison Institute for American History Short-Term Fellowship

Grant to support collation research on The Wide, Wide World at the University of Virginia Special Collections; awarded February 2011.

NEH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant

Grant to design an image comparison tool for scholarly facsimile projects; submitted October 2009, rejected.

Internal Grants

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville CARI Grant

Grant awarded to resubmit an external grant that received promising feedback from the granting institution; awarded 2012.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville STEP Grant

Grant to develop a sustainable plan for the future of SIUE’s Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center; awarded 2012.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant

Grant to create a minor in the digital humanities and social sciences for the SIUE undergraduate curriculum; awarded 2011.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville New Directions Grant

Grant to purchase a rare book archival scanner for The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition project and complete collation research at the Constitution Island Association in West Point, NY; awarded 2011.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville STEP Grant

Grant to acquire additional images for The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, include a month of summer salary, a course release, and funds for image procurement; awarded 2010.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Excellence in Undergraduate Education Grant

Grant to collaborate with SIUE’s library to design a rare books course, end of semester exhibition, and an ongoing website that encourages faculty use of Lovejoy Library’s rare materials; awarded 2009.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Summer Research Fellowship

Grant to complete book proposal and manuscript revisions; awarded 2009.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Faculty Development Funding

Funds to participate in a competitive digital humanities workshop hosted by NINES (the Network Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Studies) and the Digital Humanities Observatory in Dublin, Ireland; awarded 2009.

University of Iowa, Frederick F. Seely Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship for Teaching and Research

Grant supporting dissertation completion; awarded 2007.

University of Iowa T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Fellowship

Grant to complete international dissertation research; awarded 2007.

SHARP Travel Grant

Competitive grant for graduate students to offset costs to attend the SHARP Convention; awarded 2007.

University of Iowa Graduate College Summer Fellowship

Award to complete dissertation research at several North American libraries; awarded 2006.

University of Iowa Dickens Universe Representative

Award to participate in weeklong Dickens conference and academic writing workshop; awared 2006.

Rare Book School Scholarship

Scholarship to attend Rare Book School in January 2006, Grolier Club, New York, NY. Completed Eric Holzenberg’s Course “The Printed Book in the West Since 1800.”

Competitive Institutes

National Endowment for the Humanities Data Curation Institute

Three-day, fully-funded workshop at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois about how to balance the needs of preserving and sharing humanities data. Only 25 of 100 applications were accepted (2013).

Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship (NINES)

Full-week workshop at the Digital Humanities Observatory in Dublin, Ireland covering the basics of TEI-encoding. Admittance to this competitive workshop was based on a successful peer review of The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition (2009).

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Co-authored with Kristine Hildebrandt, "Defining the Digital Humanities," Southern Illinois University Carbondale (April 2016)

Co-authored with Sharon Locke, Matthew Johnson, Howard Rambsy, Georgia Bracey, and Mallory Maves, "The Digital East St. Louis Project: An Interdisciplinary Outreach Project Focuses on the Digital Humanities and Place-Based Education" SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium (October 2016)

Sabbatical Presentation, "Susan Warner’s The Wide, Wide World and the Processes of Digital Scholarship"(April 2015)

Exhibition and Panel Presentation, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Book in the Humanities,” SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium (2013)

Panel Presentation, “Non-Conventional Publishing Paradigms and Digitization,” SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium (2013)

Book Chat about Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma, SIUE Department of English Language and Literature Year of the Book Activity (2013)

“Literature and Food Sustainability,” Student Organization for Sustainability Chats (2013)

“Literature as Collaborative Space: From Page to Screen and Back Again,” SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium (2012)

“UVA Collections and The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition,” The University of Virginia (August 2011)

“Faculty/Librarian Collaborations.” Faculty Focus on Research, SIUE (2011)

“The IRIS Center and the Apprentice Model,” Hands-On Technology in Teaching and Research Faculty Symposium (2010)

“Writing Grants for Digital Humanities Projects.” M/MLA (2009)

“Rare Books Reloaded: Print Culture in the Digital Age.” Faculty Focus on Research, SIUE (2009)

“Preparing Lesson Plans.” Fellowship of English Education Students and Teachers Meeting (2009)

“Dickens’s Problem with America.” Videoconference between the University of Lleida, Spain and SIUE (2009)

“Stitching Action in the Classroom.” Co-taught Seminar at the British Women Writers Conference (2009)

“British and American Book Production in the Nineteenth Century” Dialogue with Senior Citizens, SIUE (2009)

“Corsets, Computers, and Collaboration: Dissertation Support at a Distance.” The Dickens Universe (2008)

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Departmental Service

Graduate Director, August 2013-present

Advise incoming graduate students, facilitate admissions and matriculation, handle graduate assistantship applications, and complete the department's graduate assessment report.

Executive Committee, August 2013-present

Attend two-three meeting per semester to review sabbatical applications, graduate assistantship applications, and advise the department chair regarding departmental staffing.

English Language and Literature Association Adviser, August 2013-July 2014

Advise student organization on event planning and membership drives.

Ad-hoc Committee to Revise Annual Review Procedure in the Department Bylaws, December 2012

Committee revised the department's annual review procedures.

MA Curriculum Revisions, Literature sub-committee, committee chair, 2010-present

Instituted substantial revisions to the MA curriculum in order to reflect changes in the field.

Job Search Committee for Composition Position, 2010

Assessed candidates for a tenure-track position in the English Department.

Department Curriculum Committee, Literature Committee Representative, 2011-present

Developed documents for several curricular revisions and consulted with members of other departmental committees.

Undergraduate Mentor, 2010-present

Meet with a sub-section of the department's undergraduate majors to discuss their course of study.

Graduate Student Adviser, 2011-present

Meet with a sub-section of the department's graduate students to discuss their course of study and assess the applications of candidates for the graduate program.

English Department Undergraduate Assessment, 2009-2010

Worked with two other faculty members to revise the current assessment system; new program includes faculty-wide participation, electronic portfolios, and end of semester conference for graduating seniors.

Joost Award Selection Committee, 2010

Assessed student papers for a departmental award.

Dan Havens Award Selection Committee and Committee Chair, 2008-present

Assessed student papers for a departmental award.

Outstanding English Student Award Selection Committee, 2009

Assessed student papers for a departmental award.

Fellowship of English Education Students and Teachers Sponsor, 2008-2009

Met with students once a month to discuss event planning and member recruitment.

Student Teacher Screening Committee, 2009

A two-week commitment at the beginning of each semester to assess the work of and interview aspiring student teachers.

Literature Committee, 2008-present

Committee meets bi-monthyly to plan schedules and discuss curricular changes.

Ad-Hoc Committee for Revision of Student Evaluations, 2008

Served on a committee to revise the department's student evaluation process.

College of Arts and Sciences Service

IRIS Center Co-Director, 2009-present

Co-Founded the Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center in 2009 as a result of a two-semester CAS roundtable initiative. Since 2009, the Center has grown to include an extensive, fully equipped space with more than seven on-going faculty projects and over thirty continuous student/faculty users per semester. Duties have included organizing a speaker series, applying for granting and equipment requests, developing a system of operations, and acting as a liaison for the Center with faculty,  administration, and the community.

Sustainability Pedagogy Roundtable, 2011-2013

Worked with a team of faculty members to successfully propose the creation of an Office of Sustainability on campus and design a curricular identification system for sustainability-focused courses.

Research and Projects Committee, 2009-2011, Humanities sub-committee chair 2009, 2010

Evaluated candidates for the University's faculty research awards, including the Hoppe and the Vaughnie Lindsay.

University Service

Humanities Librarian Search Committee, 2012-2013

CAS faculty member on the search committee to hire a new Humanities Librarian.

New Freshman Experience Planning Committee, 2011-2012

Consultant regarding pedagogical and service learning portions of this freshman orientation experience.

E-Textbook Taskforce, 2011-present

A committee to assess the University's possible change to an e-textbook system.

Community Service

Edwardsville Land of Goshen Community Farmer's Market Committee Member, 2010-present

Committee meets monthly; has resulted in valuable service learning contacts.

Poetry Correspondence Project Participant, March 2009

Wrote a letter with colleague, Dr. Howard Rambsy that was distributed to area high school students.

Underground Freedom Gallery Participant, December 2008

Contributed to Professor Howard Rambsy's exhibition that displayed student responses to slave narratives; students from three classes contributed word clouds, detailed writings, and choral readings to the project.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Society for Textual Scholarship (STS)

College Book Arts Association (CBAA)

Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW)