EDUCATION: PH. D. in English, 1988. The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillCURRENT POSITION: Florida Southern College: Professor of EnglishPUBLICATIONS: "Before the Mouse: From Glass-Bottom Boats to Gatorland." Florida in the Popular Imagination. Ed. Steve Glassman. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2009. 19 – 32.“Lumber Mills, Phosphate Pits, and Phantom Lands: Polk County, Florida as a Literary Setting.” Florida Studies: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association. III (2008).“Judging Mr. Watson: Peter Matthiessen’s Bone by Bone and Henry Flagler.” Florida Studies: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association. II (2007): 101 - 107.“The Brown Sisters in Antebellum Florida: Florida Writers?" Florida Studies: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association.I (2006): 75 - 80.Echoes From a Distant Frontier: The Correspondence of the Brown-Anderson-Aldrich Family in Frontier Florida, 1835-1850. The University of South Carolina Press, 2004. with James M. Denham."Lieutenant James Anderson and the Second Seminole War, 1842." The Florida Historical Quarterly. 82:1. with James M. Denham.“Our Desired Haven: The Letters of Corinna Brown Aldrich from Antebellum Key West, 1849-1850.” The Florida Historical Quarterly (Spring 2001). with James M. Denham. “With Scott in Mexico: Letters of Captain James W. Anderson in the Mexican War,1846-1847.” The Journal of the Military History of the West (Spring 1998).with James M. Denham.Current Research Interests: Letters of George Brown; Drama of Zora Neale HurstonPROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: College English Association; Florida College English Association; Modern Language Association; National Council of Teachers of English; South Atlantic Modern Language Association.