20th Century American and Southern Literature and Drama; Medical Humanities; Folklore; Popular Culture; Gender Studies
Theatre in London Study Abroad
Modern and Contemporary Women Playwrights
Medical Humanities Colloquium
Community Healthcare: From Theory to Practice
Literature and Medicine
Louisiana State University, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, M.A.
Westminster College, B.A.
Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century. Palgrave Macmillan. American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series, edited by Linda Wagner-Martin. Edited with Alison Graham-Bertolini. 2016.
Articles and Chapters
“Cultivating Community-Responsive Future Health Care Professionals: Using Service-Learning and Community-Engaged Pedagogy in Pre-Health Humanities Education.” Pre-Health Humanities. Special issue of Journal of Medical Humanities, vol. 38, no. 4, 2017 Dec., pp. 385-395.
‘“I’m Gone With the Wind Fabulous’: The Real Housewives of Atlanta and the New South.” With Ashli Dykes. Small-Screen Souths: Region, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of Television. Edited by Lisa Hinrichsen, Gina Caison, and Stephanie Rountree. LSU Press, 2017.
“Not the Stereotypical View of the South: An Oral History Service-Learning Project in a Southern Women’s Literature Course.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 17, no. 3, 2017.
“Using ‘A Worn Path’ to Explore Contemporary Health Disparities in a Service-Learning Course.” Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First Century Approaches. Edited by Julia Eichelberger and Mae Claxton. University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
“From Adaptation to Influence: Carson McCullers on Stage.” Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Casey Kayser and Alison Graham Bertolini. Palgrave Macmillan. American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series, edited by Linda Wagner-Martin. 2016.
“‘The Most Horrific Tale’: Reading Faulkner’s Sanctuary as a Teenage Horror Legend.” Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 68, no. 1-2 Winter-Spring 2015.
“‘In a Mansion with Kirk Cameron!’: Reflections on Gender, Heteronormativity, and Materialism in Preadolescent Girls’ Divination Rituals in the 1980s.” Midwestern Folklore, vol. 35, no. 2, Fall 2009, pp. 91-111.
Rev. of World: Words on Nature by Eudora Welty. Ed. Patti Carr Black. Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies. 46.1 (Spring 2015): 72-3.
“Adrienne Kennedy.” Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists. Ed. John Deeney and Maggie Gale. London: Routledge, December 2014.
“Paula Vogel.” Fifty Modern and Contemporary Dramatists. Ed. John Deeney and Maggie Gale. London: Routledge, December 2014.
“Allison Joseph.” African American National Biography. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
Gender, Identity, and Region in the Work of Southern Women Playwrights (Book Project)
University of Arkansas Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship, 2018
University of Arkansas Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society Faculty Fellowship, 2018
University of Arkansas Outstanding Contributions to Service-Learning Award, 2016
University of Arkansas Alumni Association Seniors of Significance Mentor, 2015
Most Outstanding Faculty Member Nominee through University of Arkansas Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Associated Student Government (ASG), 2015
Kienle Medical Humanities Symposium at Penn State College of Medicine Scholarship Award, 2014
University of Arkansas New Faculty Commendation for Teaching Commitment, 2013