Before coming to the University of Oregon, I was a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where I was honored to win some teaching Awards:
Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award, 2016
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Spring 2013
UTA’s candidate for the statewide Piper Award, 2012
The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011
Distinguished Teaching Professor, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2010
Alicia Wilkerman Smotherman Faculty Award, 2009
Freshman Leaders on Campus Faculty Appreciation Recognition, 2009
“Recognized Professor,” The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2009
Inaugural Recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 2008
I've also published some essays on pedagogy:
"The Trouble with Texts, or Teaching Green Cultural Studies in Texas," in the MLA collection, Teaching North American Environmental Literature
"When the Newt Turned Off the Lights," in Teaching Climate Change in Literary and Cultural Studies
I taught a graduate proseminar on the Literary Pedagogy for several years.
I also created the cross-disciplinary minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, with two other UTA faculty members, and served as the Coordinator and the Director of the Minor for several years.
Virtual Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-3:00, and by appointment. Via Zoom or by phone. Email me for appointment, zoom info, or phone number. (I may have exams or meetings or conferences during some of those days.)
ENG 469/569: Literature and the Environment: Ocean Life in Literature, Film, and Theory
TR 10:15-11:45 (remote)
I will be researching, writing, and working with graduate students this term. Please email for appointment.
Office Hours TBA:
ENG 392: American Novel
ENVS 633: Environmental Studies Thesis Development.
"Interdisciplinary readings in environmental studies focused on topics chosen by each student in consultation with instructor. Preparation for presentations at the Joint Campus Conference."
ENG 615: Advanced Study in Lit Theory: Environmental Theory
ENGL 407: Seminar: Environmental Theories
Peggy Kulesz, Laura Kopchick, Ken Roemer, and Stacy Alaimo, with the 2011 Regents Awards