|2021 - Present||Director, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Center for the Humanities|
|2020 - Present||Faculty Fellow, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Farquhar Honors College|
|2020 - Present||Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Humanities and Politics|
|2018 - 2020||Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Department of Literature and Modern Languages, CAHSS, NSU|
|2015 - 2018||Chair / Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Department of Literature and Modern Languages, CAHSS, NSU|
|2005 - 2015||Director / Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Division of Humanities|
|2002 - 2005||Assistant Director / Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Division of Humanities|
|2001 - 2003||Writing Program Coordinator / Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Division of Humanities|
|2000 - 2001||Writing Center Director / Assistant Professor, Wesley College|
|1996 - 1997||Assistant to the Director of Composition, University of Miami|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2018 - Present||Faculty Co-Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society||2018 - Present||Member, Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Key Women Educators||2018 - Present||Faculty President (2019-present) / Faculty President-Elect (2018-2019), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society||2015 - Present||Co-Organizer, NSU - Undergraduate Student Symposium Film Festival||2021 - 2023||Chair, FL Awards Committee - Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Key Women Educators||2020 - 2021||Chair, NSU - Department of Humanities and Politics Curriculum Committee||2020 - 2021||Member, NSU - Department of Humanities and Politics Scholars Fund Committee||2020 - 2021||Co-Chair, NSU - Halmos College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee||2021||Member, NSU - Digital Humanities Faculty Search Committee||2021||Member, NSU - Emeritus Evaluation Committee, Department of Humanities and Politics||2021||Chair, NSU - Literature Faculty Search Committee||2021||Reviewer, The Mailer Review||2019 - 2020||Member, NSU - Faculty Peer Evaluation Team||2018 - 2020||Reviewer, NSU - First Week in Honors Scholarship||2015 - 2020||Chair, NSU - College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Curriculum Committee||2015 - 2019||Administrative Liaison, NSU - College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, College of Undergraduate Studies||2019||Juror (Documentary Category), OUTShine Film Festival, Fort Lauderdale||2016 - 2017||Judge, NSU - Digressions Student Literary Magazine Annual Awards||Member, (ACLA) American Comparative Literature Association||Member, (SAMLA) South Atlantic Modern Language Association|
Honors and Awards
- (1992) Adelaide Ruth Snyder Award for Excellence in the Humanities, Florida Atlantic University
- (1992) Phi Kappa Phi, Florida Atlantic University
- EN 101: Literature for Composition
- HUMN 1000B: Dante's Inferno
- HUMN 4900: Classical Mythology and Philosophy
- LITR 4990: Independent Study
- LITR 2020: American Literature
- WRIT 3020: Creative Writing: Poetry
- WRIT 2500: Introduction to Creative Writing
- WRIT 1500: College Writing
- WRIT 2000: Advanced College Writing
- WRIT 1500H: College Writing Honors
- LITR 2012H: British Literature I Honors
- HONR 1000C: Myth and Fairy Tale in Modern Culture
- HONR 200E: Utopias and Dystopias
- ARTS 2540: Introduction to Film Criticism
- ARTS 3000: Film Studies: Film Noir
- FILM 4990: Independent Study: Science Fiction Film
- FILM 3050: Literature and Film
- FILM 3060: Film Noir
- FILM 4500: Major Directors
|1998||Ph.D., English, University of Miami|
|1994||M.A., English, University of Miami|
|1992||B.A., English, Florida Atlantic University|
Verse, Voice, and Vision: Poetry and the Cinema CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2013)
Although it is a somewhat underrepresented form of literature in popular sensibility, poetry finds relevance in the modern world through its appearance in cinema. Film adaptations of poems and depictions of poets on the screen ...
The Dark Mirror: Psychiatry and Film Noir CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters (2011)
The Dark Mirror: Psychiatry and Film Noir probes the meanings behind the depiction of psychiatry and psychological illness in film noir, and how these depictions contribute to an overall understanding about the noir cycle itself. ...
Essays / Articles (15)
(Not So) “Vicious and Depraved”: Ida Lupino's Portraits of Men Humanities and Politics Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2021)
Ida Lupino, Filmmaker begins with an exploration of biographical studies and analytical treatments of Lupino's film and television work as director, moving forward to assess Lupino's career in film and television with particular attention given ...
That Sinking Feeling: Cornell Woolrich and the Uncanny Noir Mood Film Noir Prototypes: Origins of the Movement (2018)
Film noir is one of the most enduring and popular genres in cinema. But it did not spring up spontaneously, fully formed. Rather, its origins can be traced to sources as varied as Victorian literature, ...
“I never did think he was crazy”: Mystery and Criminality in Boetticher's Psychological Noirs Humanities and Politics Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2017)
No one was more dismissive of Budd Boetticher's early films than Boetticher himself. He disparaged them on numerous occasions in interviews, from calling working on them “a learning experience … I faked it” and even ...
"A gray web woven by a thousand spiders’: Dream Sequence Construction in Film Noir.” Humanities and Politics Faculty Book and Book Chapters (2017)
Despite a glut of black and white filters, the digital revolution in videography has all but abandoned the art, science, beauty, and power of cinematic lighting that literally illuminated the Golden Age of motion pictures. ...
"These Two Pretty Children / Flew Away": Myth and Migration in the Night of the Hunter South Atlantic Review (2015)
Charles Laughton is said to have described his 1955 directorial debut, The Night of the Hunter, which was to have the only films he ever directed, as "a nightmarish sort of Mother Goose tale." The ...
This Never Happened to the Other Fellow: On Her Majesty's Secret Service as Bond Woman's Film For His Eyes Only: The Women of James Bond (2015)
The release of Skyfall in 2012 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. It earned over one billion dollars in the worldwide box office and won two Academy Awards. Amid popular and ...
People Can Think Themselves into Anything: The Domestic Nightmare in My Name is Julia Ross The Films of Joseph H. Lewis (2012)
Joseph H. Lewis enjoyed a monumental career in many genres, including film noir and B-movies (with the East Side Kids) as well as an extensive and often overlooked TV career. InThe Films of Joseph H. ...
Adaptation and Sunshine State: Nature and Nostalgia in Contemporary Florida Films Southerners on Film: Essays on Hollywood Portrayals Since the 1970’s (2011)
The representation of Southerners on film has been a topic of enduring interest and debate among scholars of both film and Southern studies. This collection of 15 essays examines the problem of Southern identity in ...
Edgar Ulmer’s Homicidal Noirs: Psychosis and Possession in Strange Illusion, Strange Woman, and Bluebeard Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row (2008)
Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row illuminates the work of this under-appreciated film auteur through 21 new essays penned by a range of scholars from around the globe. Ulmer, an immigrant to Hollywood who ...
You Gotta Eat Somethin: Food, Violence, and Perversity in Scorsese’s Urban Films You Are What You Eat: Literary Probes into the Palate (2008)
You are What You Eat: Literary Probes into the Palate offers tantalizing essays immersed in the culture of food, expanded across genres, disciplines, and time. The entire collection of You Are What You Eat includes ...
Leave the Gun; Take the Cannoli: Food and Family in the Modern American Mafia Film Reel Food: Essays on Food and Film (2004)
When the Little Caesars of the 1920s and 1930s in American film became transformed into the Michael Corleones of the 1970s, the filmic treatment of the Mafia began to involve home and family as much ...