St. Joseph's University (1990); M.A., University of Miami (1993); A.M., Harvard
University (1997); Ph.D., Harvard University (1999).
Expertise: Digital Humanities, Higher Education,
American Literature and Culture.
Selected Works: Revised Lives: Walt
Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Authorship (Routledge, 2004); numerous publications
on American literature and culture and higher education; 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: Founding Director,
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholars Program in the Arts and Humanities; Faculty
Director, The Digital Liberal Arts Initiative, Great Lakes Colleges Association;
Advisor, Newberry Library Program and The Philadelphia Center.
Distinctions: Provost's Award for Service
to the Academic Program (Hope, 2014); Towsley Research Scholar (Hope, 2003-06);
Grants (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 200K in 2009, 500K in 2013); Hirsch Memorial
Lecture on American Literature (Brown, 2005); Whiting Foundation Fellow (Harvard,
1998-99); Bowdoin Prize (Harvard, 1994, 1999); Bell Prize for American Literature
(Harvard, 1995, 1998).
Contact: Lubbers Hall 318