UPDATE!: Please visit my new website for the most up-to-date information about my teaching and research, as well as links to published essays and reviews.
For more than a decade, I have had the privilege of working in higher education, first as an administrator at Boston University, then as a graduate student at Harvard, and later as a faculty member at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I am currently a Bradley Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, where my research centers on faith and technology in contemporary culture.
At West Point, I spent three years teaching composition and literature to future Army officers. While there, I developed a profound interest in effective and inspiring writing pedagogy for first-year undergraduates, as well as in virtue ethics, character education, and the importance of dialogue, empathy, and language for a healthy society.
I received a BA in English and an MA in Editorial Studies from Boston University, followed by a PhD in English from Harvard University. I invite you to read about my contributions to literary studies---especially relating to Samuel Beckett and Flannery O'Connor---and current projects, or to view a full list of publications (many with links) on my CV.