Senior Writer, Internal Communications
New York Public Radio
Ph.D. Fordham University, Department of English
M.A., Hunter College, Department of English
B.A., Bard College, Department of Literature
2014-2022. Fordham University, Director of Internal Communications, Office of Information Technology.
2012-13. Fordham University, English Department, Post-Doctoral Fellow.
2008-12. Fordham University, English Department, Teaching Associate.
2007-08. Fordham University, English Department, Teaching Fellow.
2005. Hunter College, English Department, Adjunct Lecturer.
1989-92. Bard College / University of Chicago Press, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Editorial Assistant.
Summer-Fall 2015 (appeared in 2017). “Digital Yoknapatawpha in the Context of the Digital Humanities.” Mississippi Quarterly 68.3-4.
November 2016. “Internal Think Tanks for Innovation and Team-Building.” SIGUCCS ’16: Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Annual Conference on SIGUCCS. ACM Digital Library.
November 2015. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Improving Your Messages to the Community.” SIGUCCS ’15: Proceedings of the 2015 ACM Annual Conference on SIGUCCS. ACM Digital Library.
Summer 2015. “Louis Untermeyer’s Poetic Engagement of the Popularization of Einstein’s Relativity Theory.” South Central Review 32.2. Pp. 48-66.
2010. Peter Balaam, Misery’s Mathematics: Mourning, Compensation, and Reality in Antebellum Literature (New York: Routledge, 2009). Journal of American Studies, vol. 44, iss. 1, pp. 225-26.
2010. “Allegra Goodman’s Kaaterskill Falls,” Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, ed. Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. New York: Facts on File.
2010. Essays on “Tradition,” “Love,” and “Grief” in William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature, ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York: Facts on File.
2010. Essays on “The Individual and Society,” “Race,” and “Religion” in William Faulkner’s Light in August. Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature, ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York: Facts on File.
2010. Essays on “Heroism,” “Hope,” and “Suffering” in John Hersey’s Hiroshima. Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature, ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple. New York: Facts on File.
2008. “Emily Dickinson’s Poetic Response to the Natural Theology of Edward Hitchcock,” Dash, vol. 1, iss. 1, pp. 55-59.
2008. Paul S. Powers, Pulp Writer: Twenty Years in the American Grub Street, ed. Laurie Powers (Lincoln, NE: Bison / U of Nebraska P, 2007). Modern Language Studies, vol. 38, iss. 1, pp. 91-94. Link to journal archives.
2007. R. T. Smith, Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories (Baton Rouge: Yellow Shoe / Louisiana State UP, 2006.” The Cortland Review, vol. 34. Link to review.
2021. Lucky to Be with You. An album of 11 original songs, co-written, performed, and produced with Lisa Davidson and Katty Van Itallie, aka ELK.
2020. How to Minimize the Effects of Goggle Eyes. US Masters Swimming.
2020. “How has psychology and understanding the human brain helped to inform your content approaches?” Ask the Board. Digital Signage Connection. May 26.
2020. “What is the most frequently overlooked aspect of creating a new digital signage network?” Ask the Board. Digital Signage Connection. May 11.
2020. “Does gesture control really have a place in digital signage, or is it a flash-in-the-pan trend?” Ask the Board. Digital Signage Connection. March 9.
2019. “What are some best practices in content creation to attract and connect with Millennials and Gen Z?” Ask the Board. Digital Signage Connection. December 16.
2019. “Could an in-home digital network have ads or is that sacred territory?” Ask the Board. Digital Signage Connection. December 9.
2019. “What are effective cost-reduction strategies that can be employed with digital signage to keep your capital investment and maintenance low?” Ask the Board. Digital Signage Connection. October 28.
2018. Digital Grainger. An Online Edition of the Sugar-Cane (1764). An openly accessible, digital edition of James Grainger’s The Sugar-Cane to be used for undergraduate and graduate teaching. Julie Kim (Fordham University) and Cristobal Silva (Columbia University), General Editors.
2015-present. Editor/writer. Fordham IT News.
2012-17. Adaptation of William Faulkner’s “Hair” (2017), Light In August (2014), “Red Leaves” (2014), and “A Rose for Emily” (2012) for “The Digital Yoknapatawpha Project,” University of Virginia, Digital Media Lab and the Sciences, Humanities and Arts Network of Technological Initiatives. This project received a 2013 NEH Start-up Grant.
2014. “How to Manage Personal Data on the Web.” The Fordham Ram. Weblog. May 6.
2014. “To Keep Safe Online, Boost Password Security.” The Fordham Ram. Weblog. March 17.
2013. “Student-Led Discussions,” Digital Is, National Writing Project. January 4.
2012. “Cathy Davidson Speaks About Teaching for the 21st Century at Fordham’s Faculty Technology Day,” Fordham Digital Humanities, FordhamDH.blogspot.com, 14 June.
2011. “The Keywords Collaboratory,” HASTAC. Weblog. 29 October.
2011. “Compatible Data: Challenges and Solutions,” HASTAC. Weblog. 2 October.
2011. “Scalar: An Option for Digital Humanities Publishing,” Fordham Digital Humanities. Blogspot. 26 August.
2011. “Finding New Ways to Publish in the Digital Humanities,” Fordham Digital Humanities. Blogspot. 2 August.
2011. “Finding Joy at the 2011 NEH Vectors-CTS Institute at USC,” Fordham Digital Humanities. Blogspot. 28 July.
2010. “The Einstein Phenomenon and 1920s Little Magazines,” Fordham GSAS Poster/Video Competition, March.
SELECTED EDITING PROJECTS
2009-2013. Studies in American Fiction (John Hopkins UP), multiple journal articles.
2010. Karl Appuhn, A Forest on the Sea: Environmental Expertise in Renaissance Venice (Johns Hopkins UP). Winner, Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, American Historical Association. Winner, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award, the Forest History Society.
2012. Edward Cahill, Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States (U of Pennsylvania P).
2002. Elizabeth A. Johnson and Kefyn M. Catley, Life in the Leaf Litter (Center for Biodiversity, American Museum of Natural History)
2008. Kelly Moore, Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975 (Princeton UP). Winner, Robert K. Merton Book Award, American Sociological Association.
1992. John C. Fout, ed. Forbidden History: The State, Society, and the Regulation of Sexuality in Modern Europe (Chicago UP, 1992).
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS
2021. Special citation from the president of Fordham University President and the CIO for service to the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2016. Employee of the Year: Collaboration Award. Received from Fordham IT in recognition of outstanding contributions to team performance and demonstrated empathy and respect for others, for sincerity and reliability as a team player, cheerful collaborations, and support of consensual decision making.
2014. SIGUCCS Communication Award for Best Electronic Newsletter. Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services.
2013. Scholarship. Digital Humanities Winter Institute, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, for the course “Humanities Programming.”
2013. Distinguished Fellowships Committee Research Support Grant. Fordham University.
2012-13. HASTAC Scholar. Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory and Fordham University.
2012. Most Distinguished Essay, “Rural Electrification and the ‘hazards of reckless faith’: A Reconsideration of Robert Frost’s ‘The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus.'” English Department, Fordham University.
2011-12. HASTAC Scholar. Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory and Fordham University.
2011. HASTAC V Conference Travel Grant, University of Michigan, Institute for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
2011. National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, “Broadening the Digital Humanities: The Vectors Summer Institute on Digital Approaches to American Studies,” University of Southern California, July -August.
2011. Fordham University Distinguished Fellowships Committee Research Support Grant.
2011. GSAS Summer Research Fellowship, Fordham University.
2010. Fordham University Distinguished Fellowships Committee Research Support Grant.
2010. English Department Doctoral Student Research Support Grant.
2010. First Place, Video Competition. “The Einstein Phenomenon and 1920s Little Magazines,” Fordham University GSAS Communitas.
2009. Fordham University Distinguished Fellowships Committee Research Support Grant.
2008-09. Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University.
2008. John W. Hunt Memorial & Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference Scholarship, William Faulkner Society.
2004. Steinhauer-Mullins Graduate Scholarship, Hunter College Foundation.
2003-04. Technological Fellow, English Department, Hunter College.
CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
2016-present. Conference. NYC DH Week. Fordham University and other NYC venues.
2014. Conference. THATCamp Digital Writing. Fordham University, New York, NY, May.
2013. Conference. Student Technology Day, “Graduate Students and the Digital Humanities.” Fordham University, Bronx, NY, May.
2012. Workshop. “Building Your Online Professional Academic Presence,” Fordham University, Bronx, NY, November.
2012. Workshop. “Digital Pedagogy: What Is It and How Do You Do It?” In addition to organizing the event, I led one session: “Five Easy Ways to Use Digital Tools in the College Classroom: A Hands-On Workshop.” Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group, Fordham, University, Bronx, NY, September.
2012. Conference. THATCampNY. Fordham University, New York, NY, October.
2012. Panel. “Virtualizing Native Soil: Faulkner and the Digital Humanities in the Twenty-First Century.” 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Fifty Years After Faulkner, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, July.
2021. “From Exclusive to Inclusive: A Model for Integrating Anti-Racist Language into Departmental Culture and Practice.” With Nicole Zeidan, EdD, and Anand Padmanabhan. AJCU Service Learning Professionals Conference. Zoom, June.
2019. “Bundren Family in Space: Adaptating As I Lay Dying for the Stage.” Co-written with Tyler Mercer and Christopher Dieman. 45th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Fifty Years After Faulkner, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, July.
2019. “Digital Yoknapatawpha 2.0: Bringing DY to the Classroom.” Faculty Research Abroad Program. London Centre, Fordham University.
2016. “Internal Think Tanks for Innovation and Team-Building.” SIGUCCS Annual Conference. Denver, CO. November.
2015. “Getting the Job You Want After Graduate School: Resumes for Compatible Careers,” Professional Development Workshop, Fordham Futures, Fordham University, March.
2015. “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Improving Your Messages to the Community,” SIGUCCS Annual Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, November.
2015. “Einstein and an Alien: Faulkner’s Tools for Building a Better Chicken House,” 42nd Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Faulkner and Print Culture, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, July.
2015. Post-Performance Discussion Panel. The Sound and the Fury, Elevator Repair Service, The Public Theater, New York, June.
2014. “Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha: Interpreting a Palimpsest of Place,” Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland, July. With Julie Napolin (The New School), Dotty Dye (Arizona State University), and Worthy Martin (University of Virginia).
2013.“Introduction to Zotero,” Fordham Faculty Technology Services, Fordham University. September.
2013. “Edison’s Incandescent Lamp: Taking Robert Frost’s ‘Literate Farmer’ Literally,” American Literature Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May.
2013. “Giving Students the Matches to Ignite Their Own Imaginations: Integrating Technology into the Humanities Classroom,” Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory Conference, Fordham University, March.
2012. “Why Faulkner and the Digital Humanities Need Each Other: A Short Introduction,” 39th Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Fifty Years After Faulkner, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, July.
2012 “Getting Starting in the Digital Humanities with DHCommons,” MLA pre-convention workshop, Seattle, WA, January.
2011. Blogger / Tweeter. HASTAC V Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. December.
2011. “What Is a Prezi? and How to Make One,” Apps Work: A Peer to Peer Digital Workshop, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, November.
2011. THATCamp New England, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, October.
2011. “Collaborating on Keywords in American Cultural Studies,” presented with Glenn Hendler, MobilityShifts: An International Future of Learning Summit, The New School, New York, NY, October.
2011. “Cosmological Affinities: Cather, Faulkner, and Einstein,” for the panel “Cather and Faulkner: Critical Intersections,” American Literature Association annual meeting, Boston, MA, May.
2011. “An ‘experiment in unusual lighting’: Cather’s ‘Coming, Aphrodite!’ and Early 1920’s Print Discourse on Einstein’s Relativity,” National Popular Cultural Association / American Culture Association annual meeting, San Antonio, TX, April.
2010. “Creating the Visual Essay in the College Composition Class.” Society for Photographic Education Northeast Conference, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, November.
2010. “Einstein, Grief, and The Sound and the Fury: Faulkner and 1920s Print Discourse.” Paper presented to the Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, October.
2010. “The Einstein Phenomenon and 1920s Little Magazines,” Fordham University GSAS Communitas, New York, NY, April.
2009. “‘Sing of wise newspapers that quote the great mathematician’: Early Responses to Einstein and Relativity in the Popular Press by Modern American Writers,” Fordham University GSAS Communitas, New York, NY, March.
2008. “‘An atmosphere of unreality’: The Popular Press, The Sound and the Fury and Einstein’s Relativity Theory,” Innovation and Evolution Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY, October.
2008. “Einstein, Relativity, and ‘the idiot,’ Benjy Compson.” The 3rd Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science, Keele University, Keele, England, March.
2007. “Einstein and Light: Quentin Compson’s Last Day.” Transgressing Boundaries: Interdisciplinary Dialogues Conference, SUNY-Stony Brook, New York, NY, February.
2005. “Light and the Influence of Einstein on Quentin’s Last Day.” The 32nd Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Faulkner’s Inheritance, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, July 2005.
Advisory Board, Carpenter Archive for LGBTQ + Religion and Spirituality, Fordham Univ., Bronx, NY. Current.
Steering committee member, NYC Digital Humanities Group (Planning committee for annual NYC DH Week and kick-off day; Chair, selection committee for NYCDH Graduate Student Project Award; Selection committee for NYCDH Graduate Student Project Award). Current.
Steering committee member, Fordham Digital Scholarship Consortium (Conference committee, Mapping and Social (In)Justice; Conference organizer, THAT Camp [The Humanities And Technology Camp]) Current.
Board of Directors, Live Source Theatre Group (Creative Consultant for new adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying; assist with grant writing).
Member, End User Council of the Digital Signage Expo Advisory Board for the Higher Education Sector.
Co-Director, Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group.
Project Coordinator, Keywords Collaboratory, Fordham University.
Steering Committee, Fordham University Digital Humanities Working Group.
Graduate Student Mentor, English Department, Fordham University.
E.P 6.0: The Best Freshman Writing at Fordham College, Fordham University.
Assistant to Editor, E.P 5.0: The Best Freshman Writing at Fordham College, Fordham University.
Editorial Board, The Hunter Review, Hunter College.
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2005-2013. The Cortland Review, Fiction editor.
2010-2013. Studies in American Fiction, Research and editorial assistant.
1992-2013. Freelance editorial consultant.
2003-08. Editorial consultant, Center for Conservation and Biodiversity, American Museum of Natural History.
Major American 20th Century Writers, Fall 2013
Exploring the shifting definitions of American identity through works by Wharton, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, Ellison, Nabokov, Pynchon, and Morrison, his upper level, student-centered course develops students’ reading, writing, and digital fluencies.
Major American Authors, Spring 2013
Exploring the shifting definitions of American identity through works by Franklin, Emerson, Douglass, Whitman, Dickinson, Melville, Hurston, Faulkner, and Morrison, this upper level, student-centered course develops students’ reading, writing, and digital fluencies.
Tales of Gotham: New York City in Fiction, Fall 2012
Through texts by Whitman, Wharton, Cather, Steinbeck, Mitchell, Morrison, Helperin, Colson Whitehead, Diaz, and others, as well as engagement of online archives and visits to local cultural institutions, this upper level course focuses on modern Manhattan’s socioeconomic, cultural, and racial diversity while developing students’ reading, writing, and digital fluencies.
African American Literature 1773-2000, Major Authors, Summer 2010
This survey course investigates major themes in African American literature to develop students’ close reading, critical writing, and digital media fluencies through texts, film, and music in works ranging from Wheatley, Harper, Douglass, Chesnutt, DuBois, Johnson, Hurston, Toomer, Hughes, Hayden, Brooks, Baldwin, Lorde, Baraka, Morrison, Walker, and others.
American Modernism 1898-1945, Spring 2010
Considering the works of Chesnutt, Wharton, James, DuBois, London, Sui Sin Far, Stein, Chaplin, Toomer, McKay, Hemingway, Faulkner, Hurston, and O’Connor, this course develops students’ close reading, critical writing, and digital fluencies by examining how the structure and content of American literature reflected and engaged with a changing and rapidly modernizing world.
Composition II, Fall 2013, Spring 2013,Fall 2011, Spring 2011, Fall 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2007
This intensive course in expository writing uses reading, writing, discussion, group work, and new media to teach research and writing revision skills.
Composition I, Spring 2011, Spring 2009
For students needing to improve basic writing and grammar skills, this course stresses reading comprehension and the process of writing revision.
Expository Writing, Fall 2005
This intensive course in expository writing uses reading, writing, and discussion to teach research and writing revision skills.