Higher education reform, digital humanities, scholarly communication, contemporary French literature, comparative literature
…My current research project is titled “Academic Dissent: US Higher Education Protest Literature, 1985–2015.”
Higher education reform has been overlooked by scholars of protest literature, a gap that my project begins to fill by defining academic protest literature and identifying representative works and themes. A mixed-methods project, “Academic Dissent” analyzes how my archive’s texts—cultural works ranging from novels to films to sculptures—protest against higher education’s increasingly private-good orientation as its democratic aims and public-good mission are undermined by the pressures of neoliberalism. By placing education protest within the larger field of American protest literature, this project contributes a cultural dimension to the field of critical university studies….
Visiting Lecturer in the Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington, and managing editor of Africa Today, a leading journal in the field of African studies published by IU Press. My research and teaching interests are in American literary and cultural studies since 1945, multi-ethnic literatures, higher education protest literature, American social protest literature, contemporary transnational and world literature, composition, and pedagogy. Prior to coming to Indiana University, I lived and taught in Japan and the United States at the high school and college levels. In Japan, I was very active in the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), and my research interests centered on EFL pedagogy, authentic materials and activities development, and using literature in EFL. I presented on these topics at local and national conferences in Japan, as well as organized professional development at my institution. Outside of academia, I spend time training in jiu-jitsu, cooking with friends, and catching up on pleasure reading or recent Netflix series.
The humanities in higher education and the public sphere, higher ed policy, the humanities PhD, alt-ac, contingent labor in higher ed. Oh, and Victorian literature.
administration, lgbtq issues, Victorian Studies, interdisciplinary studies, higher education theory and practice, graduate education
ProfHacker; Victorian fiction, Dickens, Carlyle, Eliot; digital humanities; psychoanalysis; cyber- and steampunk; graphic narrative; higher education; labor; educational technology
18th century studies, literary theory, translation studies, higher education issues
the novel, literature and other arts, cultural studies, gender studies, higher education administration, alternative academic careers
American literary and cultural history. Contemporary literature. Higher education budgeting and policy. Status of humanities research. Shared Governance. Innovation Theory.
argument; rhetoric; composition theory; critical theory; Theory of Mind; humor studies; creative writing; International literature; Middle Eastern literature; American literature (19th century to present); philosophy; education; social reform studies
Higher education leader with significant scope of responsibility. Effective leadership through change. Experience in visioning and strategic planning; fostering diversity and inclusion; financial management; advancement, fundraising and securing extramural foundation support; promoting interdisciplinary research and curriculum; community engagement and external relations; hiring, development and evaluation of faculty and staff; enrollment management; strengthening the student experience. Award-winning teacher and academic leader. Author of essays on leadership and higher education.