I received my PhD in English from the University of Toronto in 1988 and my MA from the University of Toronto in 1982. Prior to joining Laurier, I held a 2-year limited term appointment at McMaster University.
My research and graduate teaching currently focus are on mid-19th-century Victorian fiction.
I also retain a strong interest in the poetry of Emily Dickinson, on whom I wrote my PhD dissertation. My current research is on the 3 Bronte sisters and Elizabeth Gaskell.
Graduate supervision in the area of Victorian literature and culture (particularly mid-century).