Instructor
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Humanities Building 218
(205) 934-8578

Research and Teaching Interests: History of Ideas, Popular Culture, Spirituality and Literature, the Impact of Technology on Learning

Office Hours: By appointment

Education:
  • BA, University of Mississippi
  • MLIS, Louisiana State University
  • MA, Louisiana State University

I am a geek, and my interest in technology has led me to explore the ways that I can use it in my teaching. In the past 22 years I've done everything from hand-coding web sites to using Drupal and WordPress as a platform for my online courses. I continue to explore new web- and app-based tools that I can adapt for the classroom. I'm interested in anything that can help students learn better.

I teach half of my courses online. I started when my children were small, because online classes gave me more flexibility. Now I continue to teach online because I enjoy it. Also, I know that many students need flexibility as they juggle work and family and college, and I'm glad that I can help them.

In my on-campus courses, I prefer discussion over lecture, and I’m always looking for ways to connect the literature we are reading to current events and popular culture.

At home, I read poetry and theology for pleasure, watch mysteries on Netflix, and work on my cooking skills.

  • English Composition I
  • American Literature I: before 1865
  • Introduction to Literature
  • World Literature II: 1666 to the Present