Chair and Associate Professor, Humanities
BA Philosophy, Clark University
MA American Studies, New York University
PhD American Studies, New York University
Interdisciplinary humanities courses involving literature, art history, and philosophy; interdisciplinary approaches to climate change
Environmental literature and philosophy; American literature; climate change in contemporary culture
Reading Houses and Building Books: Andrew Jackson Downing and the Architecture of Popular Antebellum Literature (Hanover: University Press of New England).
Beneath the Second Sun: A Cultural History of Indian Summer (Hanover: University Press of New England)
Coming Into Contact: Explorations in Ecocritical Theory and Practice, a co-edited collection of essays (Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press).
Culture and Context: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Literature, 2 volumes. Co-edited with Natalie J. McKnight (San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing).
Energy Use and The Humanities, guest editor for a special issue of Humanities, an online open-source journal.
Other Professional Activity
Advisory Board for Conversation US, a daily on-line publication that links scholarly research to contemporary issues
Content consultant for Red Line Editorial’s Exploring New England, a textbook for junior high school students
Former Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council
Former Chair of the Somerville, Massachusetts School Committee