Title: Professor and Chair of the Liberal Arts Department
Degrees: BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, Tufts University 1980;
MA, Tufts University 1981;
PhD, Tufts University 2004
Teaching interests: Classics of Children's Literature; The 21st Century Novel; Playwriting; Weird Sisters: the Brontės and their Novels; Other Worlds Fantasy Fiction; All We Have Is Time (Freshman Seminar)
MassArt highlights: Founder of MassArt Playwriting Workshop, 2009-present; recipient of MassArt Foundation Grant for memoir work, 2010; photo-text exhibit in Selections 2007 exhibit; founded and directed The Writing Center 1997-2007; Union Secretary 1998-2004; exhibited paintings in the Blue Nook Gallery, 2000; directed summer Critical Studies Pre-semester Program, 2007-2004; curated exhibit of students' original children's books in Tower Lobby, 2012; produced Playwriting students' plays in the Tower Auditorium and other venues at the end of each Playwriting course.
Publications: H.--: The Story of Heathcliff's Journey Back to Wuthering Heights: Simon & Schuster, 1992 [reissued in paper and Kindle versions by Amazon, 2012]; Heathcliff: The Return to Wuthering Heights, Pocket Books, 1993; Foreward to Emily Brontė's Wuthering Heights, Pocket Books, 1992; "Sympathy for the Devil: The Problem of Heathcliff in Film Versions of Wuthering Heights." In The Norton Critical Edition of Wuthering Heights, Richard Dunn ed., W. W. Norton, 2004. Dissertation: American Girl to New Woman: Themes of Transformation in Books for Girls, 1850-1925. Selection of plays produced: Silence, Into the House, Dead, Swallowing the Spider, Green Pastures, The Forever Present.