English Professor

I cannot stress enough how formative my experience majoring in English at Acadia has been for my career. During my time at Acadia, I studied a wide-range of literary texts, theories, and traditions including writing by women, creative writing, postcolonialism, and historical fiction. This work prepared me for pursuing an MA in Creative Writing (University of East Anglia), an MA in Philosophy (University of Calgary), and later a PhD in Comparative Literature (University of Alberta) in which my dissertation focused on contemporary historical fiction by women. My position at Stephens College (Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing) reflects perfectly how Acadia provided me with a strong foundation in English, gave me a desire to work at a small liberal arts institution, and gave me an appreciation for the subject matter that I have brought and will continue to bring to my college and university teaching and to my creative and scholarly publications.