- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- M.A., University of Missouri
- B.A., Manhattan College
- ENGL 150 Roots: Literature
- ENGL 151 Roots: Literature (First Year Seminar)
- ENGL 210 Exposition and Argumentation
- ENGL 285 Literary New York
- ENGL 338 New York City, Modernity, and Postmodernity
- ENGL 372 American Literature to 1914
- ENGL 378 Modern American Literature
- ENGL 379 Contemporary American Literature
- ENGL 395 Senior Seminar
- ENGL 399 Independent Study
- American literature, especially modern and contemporary; poetry; cultural studies, particularly the political contexts of literature; Italian-American literature and culture; food studies.
- Current Research: American literature and culture in the Depression; the Italian-American cultural tradition; food studies.
Publications and Scholarly Activities
- “’The sight to see and the will to do’: Charles Reznikoff and the Poetics of Exposure” (LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, June 2006)
- "I Get No Kick Out of Assimilation; or, My Frank Sinatra Problem" in Frank Sinatra: History, Identity, and Italian-American Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)
- "George Oppen's '"I've Seen America" Book': Discrete Series and the Thirties Road Narrative" (American Literature, September 2002)
- "Charles Bernstein: An Interview" (Contemporary Literature, Spring 2000): and "Dago Christs or Hometown Heroes?: Proletarian Representations of Sacco and Vanzetti" (Centennial Review, Fall 1997).
- Many conference papers include presentations on Objectivist poetry; Frank Sinatra and Italian-American culture; poetry and radical politics in the 1930s.
- Forthcoming Publications: “’Tea and cookies. Diavolo!’: Italian American Masculinity and John Fante’s Wait Until Spring, Bandini” (MELUS).