The pursuit of my B.A. in English from Central Methodist University in Missouri motivated me to want to become a lifelong learner. As such, I continued my education, and I received an M.A. in English and an M.A. in Drama from Idaho State University. Before pursuing and completing my Ph.D. in English at St. Louis University, I worked as a theatrical lighting designer, technical director, a stage director, and an English teacher. In 2005, I received The University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award, was named an Outstanding CeTaL Fellow, UTEP’s Center for Effective Teaching & Learning, and was also named Outstanding Texas Author. I’ve also published over 30 articles in journals and magazines and 3 chapters in scholarly books. I most recently co-edited and contributed to Perpetual Adolescence: Jungian Analyses of American Media, Literature, and Pop Culture.
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