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Professor ofEnglish and American Studies

Coordinator, International Programs

Penn State University, Scranton


Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair of American Studies

University of Southern Denmark, 2015-16




Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago,
English/American Literature
M.A., Loyola University of Chicago,
B.A., Saint Louis University,


three books of literary criticism (The Style of Hawthorne's Gaze: Regarding Subjectivity; Tracking Thoreau: Double-Crossing Nature and Technology; and Transnational Na(rra)tion: Home and Homeland in Nineteenth-Century American Literature), four poetry chapbooks, numerous articles in literary, philosophical, and psychoanalytic journals, and book reviews.

Academic awards:

Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair of American Studies, University of Southern Denmark; Fulbright Professor of American Literature, University of Bucharest, Romania; Fulbright Professor of American Literature, University of Turin, Italy; Visiting Professor of American Literature, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey; NEH Summer Seminar, Yale University; NEH Summer Seminar, University of Arizona; CIES Scholarship, East European Language Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and others.

Editorial Boards:
Arizona Quarterly, Journal of American Culture, Nathaniel Hawthorne Review.

Invited Lectures:
Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey; Florida Institute of Technology; Mark Twain Circle; National Association of Developmental Education; Tri-State University; Twentieth International Phenomenology Conference, Rome, Italy; University of Arizona; University of Bucharest, Romania; University of Cluj, Romania; University of Timisoara, Romania; International Society for Phenomenology and Literature Symposium, Harvard University; International Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences, Fifth International Conference in Phenomenology and Psychiatry, Harvard University, and others.

Primary Teaching Interests:
American Literature, American Studies, Critical Theory, Media Studies, and Transnationalism.

Directory Listings:
Dictionary of International Biography, Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, Directory of American Scholars, International Who's Who in Poetry, International Who's Who of Authors and Writers, National Free Press World-Wide Directory, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, and others.

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