Department of English
West Chester University
- Associate Professor of English
Assistant to the English Department Chair
B.A., Princeton University
M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
- Teaching and Research Interests
African American literature; American literature; literature and culture of the Civil Rights era; prison literature; African Americans and the Left; film and popular culture; and representations of race, masculinity, and the American criminal justice system in twentieth-century African American literature and film
- Courses Taught
LIT 202: African American Literature I
LIT 203: African American Literature II
LIT 205: Harlem Renaissance
LIT 206: African American Literary Theory
LIT 309: Martin Luther King
ENG 400: Native Sons / Invisible Men
ENG 400/547: Literature of the Civil Rights Era
LIT 200: American Literature to 1860
LIT 165: Topics in Literature
WRT 120: Effective Writing I
"Police in Television." The Social History of Crime and Punishment in America: An Encyclopedia. Los Angeles: Sage Reference, 2012: 1767-1774.
"Building Precious Knowledge: An Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Eren Isabel McGinnis." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 36.1 (Spring 2011): 195-217.
"Representing Prison Rape: Race, Masculinity, and Incarceration in Donald Goines's White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief." MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States 35.3 (Fall 2010): 131-155. Reprinted in Word Hustle: Critical Essays and Reflections on the Works of Donald Goines, eds. L.H. Stallings and Greg Thomas. Baltimore: Black Classic Press Inprint Editions, 2011: 165-189.
Essays on Sidney Poitier, Eldridge Cleaver, Chester Himes, and James Weldon Johnson for Great Lives from History: African Americans (Salem Press, 2011).
Review of The Heart of Whiteness: Normal Sexuality and Race in America, 1880-1940, by Julian B. Carter. College Literature 36.2 (Spring 2009): 152-155.
Review of The Spirituals (PBS documentary on African American Spirituals) (2008)