Special recognition: 2000 Mary McKinney Ware Award for the most distinguished doctoral dissertation in Arts & Humanities.
Publications, exhibits, presentations: "Amy Tan." Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers
"Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton." American Women Writers, 1900-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.
"Content and Context: Reading Diversity through the Decontextualized American Literature Anthology," MLA, December 2003
"Marketing Your Teaching Skills throughout the Application Process." RMMLA, October 2000
"Frontier Discourse as a Re-affirmation of Racial/Gender Hierarchies." Southwest Social Sciences Association, March 2000
Moderator, "Emptying Out the Empire: An Examination of English World Literatures in Context," RMMLA, October 1997
Healing the Wound: Feminism and Troubled Mother-Daughter Relationships in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club," SCMLA, October 1993
"The Use of Polysyndeton to Build a Litany in Malory's Morte D'Arthur," Federation of North Texas Area Universities Symposium in Rhetoric, April 1991
Other interests: Editing a book of literary memoirs on Marriage and the Mature Woman and doing ongoing research and writing on the topic of American Literature anthologies. I'm also a 6th degree bluebelt in TaeKwanDo and a long-time vegetarian. I enjoy baking, especially bread, cookies, and special-occasion cakes.