2013-Present, Associate Professor, State University of New York at New Paltz.

2007-2013, Assistant Professor, State University of New York at New Paltz.

2006-2007, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania English Department.


Ph.D. August 2006, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, English.
Dissertation: Romancing the Globe: Romance, English Expansion, and the Early Modern Stage

BA May 1998, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, English and Philosophy, with Distinction and Honors in English.



Romance on the Early Modern Stage: English Expansion before and after Shakespeare.Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013. Reviewed: Times Literary Supplement (May 21, 2014);Theatre Research International (July 2015).


“From Table Books to Tumblr: Recollecting the Microgenres of the Early Modern Stage in Social Media.” Shakespeare Survey, Vol. 71 (2018). 194-208.

“Tragicomedy and Romance,” with Jane Degenhardt. The Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Drama, Ed. Arthur Kinney. 2017.

“Making History in Q Henry V.” English Literary Renaissance. Vol 43.3 (2013). 478-513.

“Romance on the Early Modern Stage.”  Blackwell’s Literature Compass.  By invitation of Anthony Hasler, ed..  Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2009. 113–127.

“‘Asia of the One Side, Affric of the Other’: Sidney’s Unities and the Staging of Romance.” Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare.  Ed. Valerie Wayne and Mary Ellen Lamb.  Routledge, 2009. 47-71.

Review of The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser, Ed. Richard McCabe. Sixteenth Century Journal.  2013.

Selected Fellowships and Awards

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2017.

Rare Book School, University of Virginia, Scholarship to Participate in “Shakespeare in Print” seminar at Yale University, 2017.

Provost’s Fellow for Innovative Teaching at the Teaching and Learning Center, 2015-16

Folger Shakespeare Library, Grant-in-Aid for “Teaching Book History” Workshop, 2012.

Teacher of the Year, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, New Paltz, 2011.

Pre-Tenure Leave Award, New Paltz, Fall Semester 2011.

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Grants, New Paltz. 2010; 2012.

Research and Creative Projects Award, Office of Academic Affairs, New Paltz. 2009.

Honorable Mention, Diane Hunter Dissertation Prize, University of Pennsylvania Department of English, 2007.

University of Pennsylvania, English Department Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2007.

University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, 2005-2006.

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, Hamer Dissertation Fellowship, 2004.

Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 2003.

University of Pennsylvania Mellon Fellow, 2002-2003.

Folger Shakespeare Library, Conference Grant-in-Aid Award, 2002.

University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant Fellowship, 2000-2002.

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations

“Old Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 2019.

“Shakespeare and the Genres of the ‘Old Play’,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA.  March 2018.

“Shakespeare and Genre,” Seminar Co-leader (with Jane Degenhardt). Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. April 2017.

“From Class Notes to Digital Scripts: Using Social Media to Document Shakespeare in Today’s Undergraduate Classroom,” Modern Language Association of America Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.

“From Table Books to Tumblr: Recollecting the Microgenres of the Early Modern Stage in Social Media.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. March 2016.

Pre-show lecture and discussion of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. August 2015. (By invitation).

“#Shakespeare: Following Falstaff in Early Modern England and Beyond.” October 2014. Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, UMass-Amherst. (By invitation).

Pre-show lecture and discussion of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. August 2014. (By invitation).

New Generations in the “Materiality of the Shakespearean Text.” Seminar Co-leader (with Kurt Schreyer). Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. April 2014.

“Falstaff’s ‘Table of greene fields’: Reading the Microgenres of the Early Modern Stage.” Renaissance Society of America, New York City, March 29, 2014.

“Starting a Digital Center from Scratch.” Modern Language Association Technology and the Humanities Camp (THATCamp). Northeastern University, Boston, MA, January 2, 2013.

“Imagined Empires: Romance Geography and the Early Modern Stage.” 23rd Barnard Medieval and Renaissance Conference, New York City, Dec. 1, 2012.

“Purposeful Pedagogy: Making Students’ Work Meaningful.” SUNY New Paltz Center for Teaching and Learning. May 2012.

“Romance and the Speculative Geography of The Merchant of Venice.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.  April 5-7, 2012.

“Freeing Shakespeare in the Digital Age: Resources for Students and Teachers.” Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Summer Institute. Garrison, NY. August 2010.

“Staging an Arthurian Empire in Early Modern England.” British Society for Renaissance Studies. York, UK. July 2010; Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA. December 2008.

“Making History in Q Henry V.” History of the Material Text Seminar. University of Pennsylvania. September 2009; Shakespeare Association of America. Chicago, Ill.. April 2010.

“Romance Geography.” Shakespeare Association of America. Washington, DC.  April 2009.

“Knights, Amazons, and King Arthur’s Global Empire: Romance on the Early Modern Stage.” New Paltz Medieval and Early Modern Studies Seminar. April, 2009.

Pericles, The Tempest and the Imaginative Geography of Romance.” American Comparative Literature Association. Cambridge, Mass. March 2009. (By Invitation).

“‘What may be digested in a play’?  History, Romance, and Henry V.” Shakespeare Association of America. Dallas. March 2008.

“Transatlantic Jonson?: ‘On the Famous Voyage’ in Thomas Morton’s New English Canaan.” Renaissance Society of America. Miami. March 2007.

“Spenser’s ‘Wandring Islands’ and The Tempest.” Shakespeare Association of America. Philadelphia. April 2006.

“‘Asia of the One Side, Affric of the Other’: Sidney’s Unities and the Staging of Romance.” Shakespeare Association of America.  Bermuda. March 2005; University of Pennsylvania Medieval/Renaissance Seminar. November 2004; Copia Renaissance Studies Conference. Princeton University.  April 2004 (By Invitation).

“Seventeenth Century Marginalia in Shakespeare’s First Folio.”  With Jane Degenhardt.  University of Pennsylvania History of the Material Text Seminar.  November 2003.

Activities and Service

Service to Department:

2016-present Director of Graduate Studies, Department of English

2016-present Co-Editor, Shawangunk Review

2010-present Ad-Hoc Committee on Curriculum and Technology, Department of English

2010-2011 Co-Coordinator, English Department Graduate Symposium

2009-2010; 2012 Promotion and Tenure Sub-Committee, Department of English

2008-2012 Advisor, Transfer Student Orientation.

Fall 2009 Co-organizer and presenter, “Your Degree at Work,” English Department Career Workshop Series

Oct. 2009 Volunteer for Campus Open House.

May 2009 Participant in Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) Induction Ceremony, May 2009.

2008-2009 English Department Curriculum Committee

Fall 2008, 2009, 2012 Organizer, Graduate School Information Session, English Department

Service to Campus Community:

2016-present Member of Graduate Council

2018-present Member of Honors Council

2013-2014 Chair of Digital Humanities Search Committee

2012-2014 Committee on Research, Awards, and Leaves (CRAL)

Summers 2008, 2009-2012 Advisor, First-Year Orientations

Dec. 2009, Nov. 2010 Organizer and Presenter, Zotero Workshop, College-Wide

Fall 2008 Guest Dramaturge, Measure for Measure (Theater Arts Program)

Service to the Profession:

Invited Referee for The Norton Shakespeare, 2012.

Renaissance Editorial Board, Blackwell’s Literature Compass, 2009-Present.

Invited Referee for The Bedford Shakespeare, 2009.