The Ohio State University

PhD in English, December 2016
Dissertation: On the Surface of Shakespeare’s Characters
Committee: Richard Dutton, Jennifer Higginbotham, and Luke Wilson (chair)

Ohio University

MA in English, June 2011
Concentrations: Literary History, Rhetoric and Composition

The Ohio State University

BA in English with Research Distinction, Magna Cum Laude, June 2009

Select Conference Presentations

“Understanding Character through Character Lists in Manuscript.” Shakespeare
Association of America, Washington DC. Apr. 2019

“A Digital Textbook for DH Shakespeare.” Workshop. Shakespeare Association of America, Atlanta, GA. Apr. 2017

“‘By marvel wrought’: The Pageant of Ghosts and Richard III’s Extrinsicate Dream.” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA. Mar. 2016

“Assigning Students to Compose a Buzzfeed Article.” Early Modern Teaching in the Digital Age. Presidential Theme Session. Modern Language Association, Austin, TX. Jan. 2016

“Thinking with Type; Rethinking the Stage Machiavel in Richard III and Othello.” Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, BC. Apr. 2015

“Unreal Character: The Figure of Richard III and the Experience of Villainy.” The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Oct. 2014

“Simon Says: The Influence of Pope’s Taming of the Shrew on Other Eighteenth-Century Editions.” Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis, MO. Apr. 2014

“Spenser’s First Folios and the Lownes Brothers’ Familial Labor Network.” Renaissance Society of America. New York, NY. Mar. 2014

“‘You mean to try my cunning’: Bel-Imperia’s Agency in The Spanish Tragedy.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 2012

“‘Like Patience gazing on kings’ graves’: Dramatizing Patience as Endurance in Pericles.” The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Nov. 2011

“A Not-so Simple Simon: Alexander Pope’s Added Character in his Influential Edition of The Taming of the Shrew.” A Conference in Honor of Barbara Hodgdon: The Early Modern Colloquium. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Oct. 2011

Invited Talks

“Teaching with Website Assignments.” Central State University Faculty Retreat,
Central State University. May 2019
“The Persons of the Play: Early Modern Drama and Readers’ Annotated
Character Lists.” The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio
State. Jan. 2019
“Passionate Personation: Emotional Performance on Shakespeare’s Stage.” The
English Graduate Organization’s 2015 Symposium, Ohio State. Mar. 2015

Select Honors, Grants, & Awards

2018 Faculty Excellence Award, The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher
Education. Nov. 2018

Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Research Grant, The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Ohio State University. Apr. 2016

Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University
The most prestigious award given by the Graduate School to recognize the outstanding scholarly accomplishments and potential of graduate students entering the final phase of their dissertation research. 2015 – 2016

Nicholas G. Howe Memorial Research Grant, The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Ohio State University. Apr. 2015

Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in-Aid, for the “Researching the Archive” year-long dissertation seminar. 2014 – 2015

Barbara A. Hanawalt Essay Award, The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Ohio State University. May 2012

Research & Teaching Interests

Shakespeare, early modern English literature and culture, bibliography and book history, Renaissance drama, drama and performance history, multimodal composition