Research Interest: Modern and contemporary American and European literature, especially the novel and drama.
Teaching Interest: 19th Century Novel to Contemporary American Fiction, Writers from Eastern Europe to History, Politics, and the Novel, Theater of the Absurd to the Harlem Renaissance, as well as our general education seminars.
BA in English and Education, magna cum laude, Mount Saint Mary's College (MD)
MA in English, University of Bridgeport
PhD in English, with honors, the University of Chicago
Essays and Reviews on modern and contemporary American literature and culture—as well as on writers such as Aharon Appelfeld, Peter Gay, Milan Kundera, Ian McEwan, Czeslaw Milosz, Salman Rushdie, and Jiri Weil—in the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual, Critique, Chicago Review, Chicago Tribune, Illinois Issues, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations of Portnoy's Complaint, Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny (Warsaw), MELUS, Philip Roth Studies, The World & I, Magill's Literary Annual, Magill's Survey of World Literature, Magill's Book Reviews, Masterplots II and IV, and the Berkshire Eagle, and broadcast on WBBM-AM and WNIB-FM in Chicago.