|Present||Professor of English, Cedarville University ‐ Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2001 - Present||Member, Conference on Christianity and Literature||1998 - Present||Member, American Literature Association||1996 - Present||Member, American Men's Studies Association||1996 - Present||Member, Modern Language Association||1995 - Present||Member, American Culture Association||1995 - Present||Member, Sports Literature Association||2012 - 2014||Member & Co-Chair, Tenure Review Committee||2010 - 2013||Member, Department of English, Literature & Modern Languages Assessment Committee||2009 - 2013||Member, Department of English, Literature & Modern Languages Non-Western Literature Committee||2007 - 2013||Member, Biblical Integration Award Committe||2008 - 2012||Ad Hoc Reviewer, Edwin Mellen Press (National)||2005 - 2012||Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Studies Journal (National)||2008 - 2010||Member, University Curriculum Committee||2004 - 2006||Member, Student Language & Literature Advisory Board||1997 - 2000||Member, Language & Literature Department Composition Committee|
Honors and Awards
- Allen Monroe Integration of Faith and Learning Award, Cedarville University - 2007
- Faculty Research Grant, Cedarville University - 2005
- Faculty Summer Grant, Cedarville University - 2004
- St. Louis Journalism Review Excellence Award, St. Louis Journalism Review - 1994
|1995||Ph.D., University of Rhode Island|
|1990||M.A., University of Maryland at College Park|
|1989||B.A., Gettysburg College|
Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages
American Masculinity and the Gridiron: The Development of the Football Narrative Faculty Dissertations (1994)
Football remains a highly visible, influential part of the lives of millions of American men. This dissertation traces the development of the football narrative in order to determine the relationship between football and American masculinity ...
Bruce Springsteen: American Poet and Prophet Faculty Books (2013)
Like other major musical artists, Bruce Springsteen’s work has reflected, revealed, and reacted to modern American realities over the course of his forty-year career. Since releasing his first record in 1973, Springsteen has sold more ...
The Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports Faculty Books (2008)
This work uses sports as a metaphor for humanity itself. Using a biblical structure: creation, fall, and redemption, the editors show how God may have intended us to enjoy sport, how we have corrupted sports, ...
Hero and Anti-hero in the American Football Novel: Changing Conceptions of Masculinity from the 19th Century to the 21st Century Faculty Books (2006)
This book examines the rise and evolution of the football narrative, from 1870 to the present, in order to analyze and define the process by which American men have sought to fashion masculine identity over ...