Teaching interests include Interdisciplinary courses in American, African American and East Asian literature and culture for undergraduate and graduate students.

Selected Courses

George Mason University, Affiliate Faculty (2019-present)

KORE 320 Korean Popular Culture | ENGH 202 Texts and Contexts: Worldbuilding in Science Fiction

Longwood University, Associate Professor (2015-2017)

COMM 345 Media Globalization

Elon University, Associate Professor  (2008-2015)

ENG 238 African American Literature to 1945 | ENG 255 Special Topics Historical Asian Fiction & Film | ENG 328 Modernism | ENG 355 The Harlem Renaissance | ENG 359 African American Novels Post-Soul | ENG 370 The Atlantic World | AMS 210 Concepts in American Studies | GST 239 The Korean Wave

University of Kansas, Assistant Professor (2005-2008)

AMS 101 Understanding America (Introduction to American Studies-Honors) | AMS 344 Visual Culture and the Harlem Renaissance | AMS 550 Research Seminar: Speculative Fiction and American Culture | AMS 802 Theorizing America (graduate course) | AMS 998 Seminar: The Post Soul Aesthetic (graduate course)

Ohio University, Assistant Professor (2001-2005)

ENG 327 Topics in African American Fiction | ENG 328 Topics in African American Poetry | ENG 329 Topics in African American Drama | ENG 465 Major American Authors: William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! | ENG 570 Tricksters in African American Literature (graduate course) | ENG 570 African American Responses to Faulkner (graduate course) | ENG 570 The Post Soul Aesthetic (graduate course)

Sweet Briar College, Minority Honors Fellow (1999-2001)

HNRS 158 Panthers and Dragons: The Asian/African-American Connection in American Culture | HNRS 159 The Immigration Experience | HNRS 164 U.S. Civil Rights Movements | HNRS 165 American Studies at the Millennium

Selected Undergraduate Student Research

De’Siree Fairley. “The Weight of Fan Labor on Johnny’s Fans.” Longwood University. 2017-18.

Michelle Brew Baxter. “Transnational Masculinity in the Korean Male Idol Group SHINee.” Longwood University. 2011.

Christie Guenther.  “Japanese and White Americans in the United States.” University of Kansas. 2007.

Cynthia Henry. “Is Globalization the Answer to America’s Problems?” University of Kansas. 2007.

Colleen Klein. “The Plight of African Americans in World War II.” University of Kansas. 2007.

Emily Cummings. “Japanese Hybridity.” University of Kansas. 2006.

Sean McHenry.  “Social Noise: The Vilification of Heavy Metal.” University of Kansas. 2006.

Nahliah Webber. “Algerian Women and Post-colonialism.” Sweet Briar College. 2001.

Allison Gross.  “Postmodernism and Don Delillo’s Fiction.” Sweet Briar College. 2000.

Selected Graduate Student Research

Heidi R. Lewis, “’She still missed her daddy sometimes’: Black Women’s Post-Civil Rights Father-Daughter Narratives.” PhD Dissertation. American Studies. Purdue University, 2011.

Heidi Freeman, “Father-Daughter Relationships in African American Fiction.” Master’s Essay. Ohio University. 2005.

Henrry Lezama, “Brer Rabbit’s Venezuelan Cousin:  From Folktale Badman in Rafael Rivero Oramas’ El Mundo de Tio Conejo to Cultural Hero in Antonio Arraiz’ Tio Tigre y Tio Conejo.” Master’s Essay. Ohio University. 2003.

Eric Freeze, “Ridgeview” (Creative Dissertation). PhD Dissertation Committee Member. Ohio University. 2004.

Sachi Nakachi, “Mixed-Race Identity Politics of Nella Larsen and Onoto Watanna.” PhD Dissertation Committee Member. Ohio University. 2002.