Started at Trinity: 2011
PhD, English, Loyola University Chicago
MA, English, Portland State University
BA, Philosophy and Psychology, Calvin College
Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor’s Society, inducted Sept. 2008
“Dickens’s Haunted Christmas: The Ethics of the Spectral Text,” Forum [special issue on haunting] 7 (Autumn 2008).
“The Lost Work of Longfellow’s Hiawatha,” M/MLA Journal, 40.2 (Fall 2007): 79–96.
Assistant Professor of English
Schools: Trinity College
Contact: (847) 317-4188
Office: • MCL 341
I grew up not far from TIU in Fox River Grove, Ill., but when I left home for undergrad I never went back. After Calvin, my wife and I lived, worked, and traveled in the British Isles and Europe for six months before returning to the States to pursue our graduate work. Our four years in Portland, Ore., established that city and that land as a second home for us. We live now in Evanston, Ill., and attend the Vineyard Church of Evanston. Our son, Milo, was born in April of 2009.
I'm also the faculty advisor for the TIU arts journal, The Trillium, and am on the faculty Fine Arts Festival committee. The following are student-led blogs emerging from my upper-level electives courses: