Greetings and welcome to my faculty page at Clayton State University. As you might already know, I'm a member of the Literature faculty in the Department of English, and I ordinarily teach courses in early British Literature, including courses on Shakespeare and his era at the graduate and undergraduate level, but I also offer courses in American and World Literature and sometimes teach foundation courses for our majors like Introduction to Literary Studies and Great Books, too.
I am from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where a somewhat unusual accent predominates, and this accent is occasionally noticeable in my own speech patterns. Following my Tidewater upbringing, I lived and studied in Appalachia--the mountains of Western Maryland and West Virginia--for ten or so years and have now been in the Deep South for nearly twenty years. So if you're wondering where the accent is coming from, you have your answer.
When you see me around campus, please feel free to stop me to talk about your classes and how things are going--I look forward to working with you and enjoying literature and culture with you.