• PhD, English Literature, (expected May 2018)
    Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities (2013)
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MA, English Literature, May 2012
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • BA, English, May 2010
    University of Iowa
  • BA, Journalism and Mass Communication, May 2010
    University of Iowa

Teaching and Research Positions

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), 2011-present
  • Senior Assistant Editor, Walt Whitman Archive, UNL, 2013-present
  • Research Assistant, Civil War Washington, UNL, 2012-2013
  • Research Assistant, Walt Whitman Archive, UNL, 2010-2013

Courses Taught

  • Writing: Rhetoric as Argument
  • Writing: Rhetoric as Inquiry
  • Twentieth-Century Fiction
  • "Pondering the Pulitzer" (20th-C. fiction class focusing on Pulitzer Prize-winning novels)
  • American Literature since 1865
  • The American Short Story

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Other Publications

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • June 2016: 9th International Walt Whitman Symposium, Exeter, England
    "'Stick Your Hands in Your Pockets Jonathan': Slaves, Kings, and Absent Bodies in Whitman"

  • April 2016: Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Lincoln, NE
    "Why FannyPacks Are Cool: Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger as a Template for Digital Publication"

  • June 2015: Joint Conference of the Society for Textual Scholarship and the Association for Documentary Editing, Lincoln, NE
    "Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger: A Case for the Comprehensive Treatment of Fanny Fern's Journalism"

  • February 2015: Kansas State University Digital Humanities Symposium, Manhattan, KS
    "Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger"

  • July 2014: 7th International Walt Whitman Symposium, Bamberg, Germany
    "Who Watches This, Watches a Man: Walt Whitman in Educational Films."

  • July 2013: Digital Humanities, Lincoln, NE (poster session)
    "Expanding the Interpretive and Analytical Possibilities for Understanding Slavery and Emancipation in Washington, DC"

  • June 2013: Ninth International Melville Conference, Washington, DC
    "From Whitman's 'jetblack sunrise' to Grimké's 'moving black against the sun': New Light on the Black Responses to Leaves"

  • May 2013: American Literature Association, Boston, MA
    "'Through the lilac mists': Whitman's Presence in the Poetry of African American Women of the Harlem Renaissance"

  • February 2013: Nebraska Forum on the Digital Humanities, Lincoln, NE (poster session)
    Expanding the Interpretive and Analytical Possibilities for Understanding Slavery and Emancipation in Washington, DC

Awards and Fellowships

  • Digital Scholarship Incubator Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014
  • Chris Pulos Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011-2014
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Society of Nineteenth-Cenutry Americanists
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association
  • Digital Americanists


  • Proficient in TEI/XML, XSLT, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with Omeka and Drupal content management systems
  • Working knowledge of R