St. Joseph's University (1990); M.A., University of Miami (1993); A.M., Harvard
University (1997); Ph.D., Harvard University (1999).
Expertise: American Literature and Culture,
Digital Humanities, Environmental Writing, Auto/biography, Walt Whitman.
Selected Works: Revised Lives: Walt
Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Authorship (Routledge, 2004); numerous shorter publications
on American literature and culture; contributing editor, American Literary
Scholarship (Duke, 2005-10); monthly columnist, Chronicle of Higher
Education (1998-present); contributor, The New York Times and Slate
Administrative Roles: Director, Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities; Advisor, Newberry
Library Program; Advisor,
The Philadelphia Center; College
Rep., Great Lakes College Association; Humanities
Rep., Academic Computing Advisory Committee; Digital
Humanities Council and National Advisory Board (National Institute for
Technology in Liberal Education).
Distinctions: New Directions Initiative Grant (Mellon,
2011-12); Towsley Research Scholar (Hope, 2003-06); David Hirsch Memoral Lecture
2005); NY Emmy-nominated PBS Program, American
Originals (2005); Whiting Foundation
Fellow (Harvard, 1998-99); Bowdoin
Prize (Harvard, 1994, 1999); Bell Prize
for American Literature (Harvard, 1995, 1998).
Contact: Lubbers Hall 318