Courses

Courses Taught, University of Detroit Mercy
  • British Literature of the 19th Century
  • The Fallen Woman
  • The Marriage Plot
  • Adapting Women
  • History of the Novel
  • 1848: Victorian Texts and Contexts
  • Study of Fiction
  • Study of Poetry
  • Diverse Voices in Literature
  • Writing Social Justice
  • Nonprofit Collaboration Practicum (Directed Study)
  • Literature, Literacy, and Community Development (Directed Study)
Courses Taught, University of Michigan
  • The Knowledge Factory
  • Literary Adaptation
  • Reading Unreliable Narrators
Other Teaching Experience
  • Honors Director, Anna Mindling, on economic and educational inequality, 2016-present
  • Honors Director, Giulia Pink, “No Net Ensnares Me: Marriage, Stock Roles, and the Beauty Myth in Feminist Retellings of Fairy Tales,” 2014-2015
  • Workshop Leader, “Radical Empathy through Storytelling” (with Amanda Hiber), University Ministry Leadership Training, April 2015
  • Workshop Leader, “Telling Your Story for Service and Leadership,” University Ministry Leadership Training, August 2014
  • Guest Teacher, Reading and Writing Poetry, Bach Elementary School, May 2012, May 2013, May 2014, May 2015
  • Guest Instructor, Narrative and History, a graduate History seminar at University of Michigan, taught by Profs. Paulina Alberto and Tiya Miles, Fall 2015
  • Guest Instructor, 19th Century Reform Movements, an undergraduate/graduate History seminar at UDM taught by Prof. Roy Finkenbine, Fall 2014
  • Guest Instructor, “Finding Your Major, Finding Your Career,” UAS 1040 and UAS 1070, University of Detroit Mercy, 2011-present
  • Organized Storytelling Arts and Literature Project at Gesu School with University of Detroit Mercy African American Student Association, Fall 2010
  • Designed and Taught “I Have a Story,” a course in oral memoir, Washtenaw County Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005
  • Ran literary readings and discussions at the Washtenaw County Library for the Blind and Lurie Terrace Community for Senior Citizens, 2006-2007
  • Tutor in Critical Writing at the Rutgers University Writing Center, 1998-1999