I am originally from California, but I have been living in Spokane and teaching at Gonzaga since 2002. I am a hiker, biker, tennis player, golfer and crossword puzzler. Academically speaking, I am a medievalist. My research focuses on Old English (think Beowulf) and Middle English (think Canterbury Tales); I also tend to look into Old Norse, Middle Welsh, and world mythologies. As an avid reader, in my off time I usually gravitate towards contemporary fiction. Some favorite authors are Ursula LeGuin, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut.
“The Summoner and His Panne.” The Explicator 74:4 2016. P. 206-209
Review. Introduction to Mythology, Oxford University Press, 2010.
“Resolving the ‘Double Curse’ of the Pagan Hoard in Beowulf.” The Explicator 66:3 2008. Pp. 174-177
“Nealles: The “Not at all” of Experimental Elegy in Beowulf.” In Geardagum. Volume 27, May 2007. Pp 33-53.
“Fractured Wisdom: The Gnomes of Beowulf.” English Language Notes. December 2003. Pp 1-18.
Nis þæt feor heonan: The Otherworld Next Door in Beowulf. Submitted to In Geardagum, Fall 2011.
Harvest: A Collection of Student Essays, University of Oregon Composition Program 2000-2001, Coeditor.
Componere: A Manual for Composition Instructors, University of Oregon Composition Program 1999, Coeditor.