Academic Positions

Assistant Professor, University of Central Oklahoma,


Fulbright Teaching Fellow, University of Arkansas


PhD, English, University of Arkansas

​May 2016


Dissertation: The Threat at Court: Subversive Uses of Translation, Transcription, and Tradition in the Henrician Court 



MA, English, University of Arkansas

​December 2011


Thesis: The Thundering Throne: Personality, Poetics, and Gender in the Court of King Henry VIII



BA, English, University of Arkansas

​August 2009

Full CV


RSA (Renaissance Society)

SAA (Shakespeare Assoc.)




"Method, Madness, and Masculinity in Adaptations of Shakespeare." CEA, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.

"Shakespeare as a Fandom." CEA, St. Petersburg, FL, April 2018.

“Re-inscription and Reclamation: Marginalia as Response to Appropriation in Huswifery Books.” RSA, New Orleans, LA, March 2018.


“A Woman’s Will: Margaret Douglas’s Subversive Work in the Devonshire Manuscript.” RSA, Chicago, IL, March 2017.


“Modes of Translation, Modes of Subversion: Women’s Approaches in the Late Henrician Court.” CEA, Denver, CO, March 2016.  


“What Henry Wrote: Henry VIII's Political Aesthetics and Their Legacy in Henry VIII, or All is True.” “Political Aesthetics,” Seminar. Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA, March 2016.


“Timeliness and Youth in the Devonshire Manuscript.” MLA, Austin, TX, January 2016. 

“The King and His Queen: Henry VIII’s Verse and Katherine of Aragon as Center of the Chivalric Court.” European Conference on Arts and Humanities, Brighton, England, July 2015.


“Teaching the Literature of the Early Renaissance.” CEA, Indianapolis, ID, March 2015.  


“Education and Agency in The Miseries of Mavillia.” CEA, Baltimore, MD, March 2014.


“Interruptions of Expectation: Milton’s Use of Enjambent to Encourage Interrogation.” CEA, Savannah, GA, March 2013.


“Donne's Duality: Layering the Religious and the Sexual.” CEA, Richmond, VA, March 2012.