Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

PhD, Humanities (in progress)
Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
Concentration in Literature

MA, Humanities
Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL
Thesis: “Equal Opportunity through Education: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Vision of Liberal Education for Disadvantaged Youth”
August 2015

BA, History
American Military University
Concentration in Early European Studies
Minor in Philosophy
Cum Laude
Senior Thesis: “Personhood in Late Antiquity: How Barbarians, Slaves, Women, and
Children Became Persons”
May 2013

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

History Teacher
8/2013 – Present

  • 5th Grade History
    • Elementary-level survey of early modern history, including the history of Great Britain from the reign of King Henry VIII through the Glorious Revolution, Russia from Ivan the Terrible to the Russian Revolution, Japan to the arrival of Matthew Perry, the Protestant Reformation, and the Italian Renaissance.
  • 6th Grade Western Civilization
    • Elementary school capstone history course on the history and thought of Western Civilization, including Ancient Greece and Rome and the biblical tradition through the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the 19th century.
  • 7th Grade Early 20th Century History
    • Middle School-level survey of the history of the first half of the 20th century with a focus on American and European history, including the influence of nationalism, the World Wars, the Holocaust, and the beginning of the Atomic Age.
  • 8th Grade 20th Century History
    • Middle School-level survey of the history of the second half of the 20th century with a focus on American history, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the origins of modern terrorism.
  • 8th Grade U.S. Government
    • Middle school-level introduction to the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the workings of American government.

 

PUBLICATIONS

“The Pagan Origins of Christmas.” Leben: A Journal of Reformation Life 10, No. 1 (Oct-Dec 2014).

 

PRESENTATIONS

“Identity and Ostentation in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.” Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literature. Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA. April 7, 2016.

“Washington and Du Bois in the Context of Western Thought on Education.” Journal of Faith and the Academy Conference. Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL. February 5, 2016.

“Sacramental Anthropology: Human Nature According to Early Christian Eucharistic Rites.” Journal of Faith and the Academy Conference. Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL. February 6, 2015.

 

PERFORMANCES

Conrade. “Much Ado About Nothing.” Savannah Shakes. The Muse Arts Warehouse, Savannah, GA. June 10-12 and 17-19, 2016.

Christopher Sly. “The Taming of the Shrew.” Savannah Shakes. The Muse Arts Warehouse, Savannah, GA. July 10-12 and 17-19, 2015.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • “The Influence of Chaucer’s ‘Marriage Group’ on Shakespeare’s Comedies” (working title)
    • The paper which will result from this research will focus upon the possibility of influence from Geoffrey Chaucer’s treatment of marriage in the “Marriage Group” of The Canterbury Tales on William Shakespeare’s treatment of the same topic in his comedies.
  • “‘Turnen Substaunce into Accident’: The Inner Self and the Display of Identity in The Canterbury Tales” (working title)
    • With Chaucer’s reliance upon Boethius and medieval scholasticism in mind, this paper will examine the relationship between the physical appearance of each of the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales and the impressions each makes upon the narrator in relation to the self-revelation of the inner self of each pilgrim through his or her respective prologue and tale.
  • “Chaucer and Finding Joy in Diversity” (working title)
    • My central argument in this paper is that in spite of (perhaps because of) Chaucer’s sometimes offensive stories and discussions of rather sensitive topics he is, far from being old-fashioned and outdated, especially relevant to the diverse environment of schools today.

 

TEACHING and RESEARCH INTERESTS

Shakespeare and the English theater; medieval and early modern literature, poetry, and drama; medieval Christianity: its theology, philosophy, and culture; influence of religion and mythology on literature; self-expression through costume and performance; the relationship between the Western and African-American intellectual traditions

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Intercollegiate Studies Institute
• Modern Language Association

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