College of Humanities and Fine Arts
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
1986 Ph.D. in English, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
1981 M.A. in English, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
1978 B.A. in English, Phillips University, Enid, OK.
Women, Work and Representation: Needlewomen in Victorian Art and Literature. Ohio University Press, 2003.
John Halifax, Gentleman. Dinah Mulock Craik. Broadview Press, 2005.
The Slaughter-House of Mammon: An Anthology of British Social Protest Literature. Eds. Sharon A. Winn and Lynn M. Alexander. Locust Hill Press, 1992.
“Infanticide in Early-Nineteenth-Century British Novels.” Infanticide. Eds. Brigitte Bechtold and Donna Cooper Graves. 2010: 195-97.
“‘Shadows Uplifted’: Gender and Race Perspectives in the Works of Stowe and Harper.” The Language of Diversity: Restoration Toward Peace and Unity. Mary Alice Trent, Trevor Grizzle, Andrew Lang, Elsa Rogers, eds. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
“Creating a Symbol: The Seamstress in Victorian Social Protest Fiction.” (1999) Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 160. 2006.
Introduction. The Slaughter-House of Mammon: An Anthology of British Social Protest Literature. (1992) Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, vol. 160. 2006.
“Victorian Illustrators and Illustration.” Victorian Literary Cultures: A Critical Companion to the Nineteenth-Century Novel. Eds. William Baker and Kenneth Womeck. Greenwood Press. 2002. 39-46.
“Signifying Sex: Gloria Naylor’s Bailey’s Cafe and Western Biblical Tradition.” He Said, She Says: An RSVP to the Male Text. Eds. Sarah Appleton Aguiar and Mica Howe. Fairleigh Dickinson UP. 2001. 91-105.
“Ethel Sidgwick.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Late-Victorian and Edwardian British Novelists, 1890-1918. Vol. 197. 1998. 264-268.
Entries for Maria Edgeworth and Frances Trollope. Women Writers of Great Britain and Europe. Eds. Katharina M. Wilson and Paul and June Schlueter. Garland. 1997.
“End of the Domestic Idyll: Slop Workers in Victorian Literature.” Keeping the Victorian House. Ed. Vanessa Dickerson. Garland. 1995. 291-311.
“Ruth Rendell.” British Women Mystery Writers. Ed. Kathleen Klein. Greenwood. 1994. 295-299.
“Seamstresses, Dressmakers, and Milliners.” Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Sally Mitchell. Garland, 1988.
Entries for Jane Austen, Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, Maria Edgeworth, George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Frances Trollope. British Women Writers. Eds. Paul and June Schlueter. Garland, 1988; rev. ed. Rutgers UP, 1998.
“Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fiction in the Factory House Library.” Women Writers in McFarlin, First Series. University of Tulsa, 1985.
“‘Hearts as innocent as hers’: The Drowned Woman in Victorian Literature and Art.” Violence and Beauty. Eds. Lisa Dickson and Maryna Romanets. 2012.
“The ‘Aristocracy of Talent’: John Halifax as a Captain of Industry.” TPA Bulletin (2012): 36-45.
“Unsexed by Labor: Middle-Class Women and the Need to Work.” ATQ 22.4 (Fall 2008), 593-608.
“Laboring Fathers: Parenthood, Class, and Gender.” Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies. 4.3 (Winter 2008). http://www.ncgsjournal.com/.
“Creating a Symbol: The Seamstress in Victorian Social Protest Fiction.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 18.1. Spring 1999. 29-38.
“Creating a Hero: The Male Ambiguity in Nineteenth-Century British Women's Novels.” Pre-Text. Fall 1997.
“Transcending Gender: Industrial Literature by Nineteenth-Century American Women.” Studies in the Humanities, Fall 1993. 107-14.
“Following the Thread: Dickens and the Seamstress.” Victorian Newsletter, Fall 1991. 1-7.
“Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fiction in the Factory House Library.” Women Writers in McFarlin, First Series. University of
Kestner, Joseph. Sherlock's Sisters: The British Female Detective, 1964-1913. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Summer 2005.
Deborah Anna Logan, ed. Illustrations of Political Economy: Selected Tales by Harriet Martineau. Broadview Press, 2004.
Claudia Oražem, Political Economy and Fiction in the Early Works of Harriet Martineau. Albion, Spring 2000. 134-35.
Ellen Harding, ed., Reframing the Pre-Raphaelites: Historical and Theoretical Essays. Victorian Review. Spring 1998.
Susan Meyer. Imperialism at Home: Race and Victorian Women’s Fiction. Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. Fall 1997.
Patricia Okker. Our Sister Editors: Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-Century American Women Editors. Victorian Periodicals Review. Fall 1996.
Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle, ed., Harriet Martineau in the London Daily News: Selected Contributions, 1852-1866. Nineteenth-Century Prose. Spring 1996.
Robyn R. Warhol, Gendered Interventions: Narrative Discourse in the Victorian Novel, and Adrienne Auslander Munich, Andromeda's Chains: Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Spring 1991.
Margaret Holman, Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing. Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. Spring 1987.
“Knowledge, Power, Reform: Frances Trollope’s Feminist Vision in Michael Armstrong.” Tennessee Philological Association. Martin, TN, February 2012.
“Setting the Standard: Trollope’s Michael Armstrong and Labor Reform.” Nineteenth-Century British Literature, South Central Modern Language Association. Hot Springs, AR. October 2011.
“The ‘Aristocracy of Talent’: John Halifax as a Captain of Industry.” Tennessee Philological Association. Cooksville, TN, February 2011.
“Creating a Hero: Male Protagonists in Condition-of-England Fiction.” Literature and Politics Session, South Central MLA. Ft. Worth, TX, October 2010.
“‘Momentary tenderness of a rugged nature’: Working-Class Fathers in Victorian Literature and Art.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. Austin, TX, March 2010.
“‘The Most Poetical Topic’: The Victorian Way of Dying.” Dickens Society, Modern Language Association. Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.
“Sociological Stylistics: The Politics of Dialect in Early Nineteenth-Century British Fiction.” Panel on Current Work in
Sociological Poetics, MLA. Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.
“Infanticide in the Nineteenth-Century British Narrative.” Literature and Politics, SCMLA. Baton Rouge, LA, October 2009.
“Beyond Despair: The Drowned Woman in Victorian Literature and Art.” INCS. Saratoga Springs, NY, April 2009.
“Beyond Mallais’ Ophelia: The Drowned Woman in Victorian Art and Literature.” TPA. Memphis, TN, February 2009.
“Breaking the Bonds: Alcott and Blake on Women and Work.” Politics and Literature Session, SCMLA. San Antonio, TX, November 2008.
Session Chair, South Central Dialect Society, SCMLA. San Antonio, TX, November 2008.
“‘Shadows Uplifted’: The Trope of the Maternal in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Iola Leroy.” Nineteenth-Century Studies Association. Miami, FL, April 2008.
“Matriarchal Power in Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Iola Leroy.” TPA. Clarksville, TN, February 2008.
“Sociological Stylistics: The Politics of Dialect in Early Nineteenth-Century British Fiction.” South Central Dialect Society, SCMLA. Memphis, TN, November 2007.
Session Chair, Nineteenth-Century British Literature, SCMLA, Memphis, TN, November 2007
“Stowe, Harper, and Abolition.” Conference on Christianity, Culture, and Diversity in America. Tulsa, OK, November 2006.
“Glorious Satisfaction: Victorian Deathbed Scenes.” Nineteenth-Century British Culture Session, SCMLA. Dallas, TX, October 2006.
“Contesting Dimensions: Flatland as Social Commentary.” Literature and Politics Session, SCMLA. Houston, TX, October 2005.
Session Chair. North American Victorian Studies Association. Charlottesville, VA. September 2005
“Christian Archetypes in Faulkner’s ‘Barn Burning.’” Christianity and Literature Session, SCMLA. New Orleans, LA, October 2004.
“The New Man: Craik’s John Halifax, Gentleman.” Annual Conference of Canadian Teachers of English, Winnipeg, CA, May 2004.
“Joyful Release: Victorian Deathbed Scenes.” INCS. Iowa City, IA, April 2004.
“Laboring Fathers: Parenthood, Class, and Gender.” TPA. Columbia, TN, February 2004.
“Creating a Leader for the Industrial World: Craik’s John Halifax, Gentleman.” Literature and Politics, SCMLA. Hot Springs, AR, October 2003.
“Unsexed by Labor: Middle-Class American Women and the Need to Work.” SCMLA. Austin, TX, November 2002.
“Women’s Work: Women in Mid-Century Industrial Fiction.” North American Conference on British Studies. Toronto, Canada, November 2001.
Chair, Literary Criticism Session, SCMLA. Tulsa, OK, November 2001.
“‘Fashion’s Slaves’: Nineteenth-Century Needlewomen.” Locating the Victorians. Science Museum, London, UK, July 2001
“Laboring Fathers: Working-Class Fathers in Gaskell, Faed, and Fildes.” SCMLA. San Antonio, TX, November 2000.
Chair, Nineteenth-Century British Literature, SCMLA. San Antonio, TX, November 2000.
“Pictures of Adversity: Portrayals of Sweated Labor at Century’s End.” Midwest Victorian Studies Association. Urbana-Champaign, IL, April 2000.
“Signifying Sex: Gloria Naylor’s Bailey’s Cafe and Western Religious Tradition.” Special Session: Gloria Naylor’s Revisions, MLA. Chicago, December 1999.
“Escaping the Wallpaper: Teaching Women’s Literature On-Line.” CEA Roundtable, MLA. Chicago, December 1999.
“‘The Stone of History Skipping Over the Water’: The Postmodern British Narrative.” Politics and Literature, SCMLA. Memphis, TN, October 1999.
Chair, Twentieth-Century British Literature, SCMLA. Memphis, TN, October 1999.
“Salvation or Sacrifice: The Emigration Debate in Victorian Periodicals.” Research Society in Victorian Periodicals. Yale University, September 1999.
“Finding the Class in the Virtual Classroom: Teaching Women’s Literature On-Line.” TPA. Union University, Jackson, TN, February 1999
“Finding the Common Denominator: Edwin Abbott’s Flatland and Social Protest.” Nineteenth-Century British Literature: The Textuality of Victorian Culture, SCMLA. New Orleans, LA, November 1998.
“Taking Back Language: Naylor’s Bailey’s Cafe.” Conference on Twentieth-Century Literature. Louisville, KY, February 1998.
“Adapting Austen for the ’90s: Austen on Film.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA. November 1997.
“Is there a ‘Classic’ in this Classroom? Teaching Morrison’s Song of Solomon.” South Central CEA, SCMLA. Dallas, TX, October 1997.
Chair, Literary Theory: Gender Criticism, SCMLA. Dallas, TX, 1997.
“Of Primrose Sweet: City/Country Dichotomies in Industrial Literature and Illustration.” RSVP. Chicago, IL, September 1997.
“Creating a Cultural Symbol.” The Victorian Record of Protest: Conference on Language and Literature. Baylor U. Waco, TX, April 1997.
“A Symbol of the Working Poor: The Seamstress in Victorian Literature.” British Women’s Writing/Political Discourse, 1640-1867. Comparative Literature Symposium. University of Tulsa. Tulsa, OK, March 1997.
“The Forgotten Icon: Nineteenth-Century Women, Work, and Social Protest.” Literary Criticism, SAMLA. Savannah, GA, November 1996.
“Ivory to Celluloid: Pride and Prejudice from Novel to Miniseries.” South Central CEA, SCMLA. San Antonio, TX, October 1996.
“The Illusion of Symmetry: Form and Balance in Edgeworth’s Castle Rackrent.” Literary Theory, SCMLA. Houston, TX, October 1995.
Chair: Nineteenth-Century British Literature, SCMLA. Houston, TX, October 1995.
“‘If only for one short hour’: City/Country Iconography in Seamstress Art and Literature.” British Comparative Literature Association, Cities/Gardens/Wildernesses. Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1995.
“Suffering to Speak: Women and Religion in the Nineteenth-Century Novel.” Women’s Caucus, CEA. Cleveland, OH, April 1995.
Chair: Women's Connection: Women’s Texts I Love to Teach. CEA. Cleveland, OH, April 1995.
“Points of View, Pairings, and Possibilities: Ideas for Teaching Fiction.” Tennessee Council of Teachers of English. Nashville, TN, September 1994.
“Creating an Icon: Representations of Needlewomen in the Illustrations of Punch.” RSVP. Tampa, FL, September 1994.
“A Symbol for the Working Poor: The Seamstress in the Victorian Novel.” Conference on 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers. East Lansing, MI, April 1994.
“(Re)Discovering the ‘Lost’: Industrial Literature by Nineteenth-Century American Women.” CEA. Orlando, FL, April 1994.
“Change and Resistance Thereto: Problems with Adding to and Deleting from College Reading Lists.” Women’s Connection, CEA. Orlando, FL, April 1994.
“An Earlier Realism: Industrial Literature by Nineteenth-Century American Women.” TPA. Nashville, TN, February 1994.
“Sinner or Sacrifice: The Drowned Woman in Victorian Literature and Art.” Nineteenth-Century English Literature, SCMLA. Austin, TX, October 1993.
“Transcending Gender: Industrial Literature by Nineteenth-Century American Women.” American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, LA, April 1993.
“In a Different Voice: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers.” Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, MO, November 1992.
Chair, “Echoes of Eco.” Special session, MMLA, St. Louis, MO, November 1992.
“Soccer to Semiotics: The Realities of Hyperreality.” Echoes of Eco, MMLA. St. Louis, MO, November 1992.
Chair, Literature and Politics. SCMLA. Memphis, TN, October 1992.
“Author, Editor, Social Scientist: Charlotte Elizabeth Who?” MMLA. Chicago, IL, November 1991.
“Tripping through the Mine Field: Feminist Criticism in the '90s.” Literary Theory, SCMLA. Fort Worth, TX, October 1991.
“Team Teaching, Computers, and Advanced Composition.” TCEA. Jackson, TN, September 1991.
“Charlotte Elizabeth and the Crusade for Reform.” NACB S. Santa Clara University, CA, April 1991.
“Breaking Down Barriers: Politics and Dialect in Early Nineteenth-Century British Fiction.” Dialogue in Literary
Narration II, MLA. Chicago, IL, December 1990.
“Reloading the Canon.” Politics and Literature, SCMLA. San Antonio, TX, 1990.
“Publishing for Women: Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna and the Christian Lady’s Magazine.” RSVP. Baylor University, Waco,
TX, September 1990.
“Tracing the Thread: Dickens and the Seamstress.” TPA. Murfreesboro, TN, February 1990.
“Reevaluating Nineteenth-Century American Social Protest Fiction.” The Radical Caucus, MLA. Washington, D.C., December 1989.
“Creating Power Women, Politics, and Social Protest Fiction.” English Literature II: Nineteenth Century, SCMLA. New Orleans, LA, October 1987.
“Women Working for Women: The Works of Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna.” Literature and Politics, SCMLA. Houston, TX, October 1987.
“The Politics of Dialect: Edgeworth, Scott, and Gaskell.” South Central Dialect Society, SCMLA. New Orleans, LA, October 1986.
“The Plight of the Victorian Seamstress.” Women’s Caucus, SCMLA. Tulsa, OK, October 1985.
“Christian Mythos in Faulkner’s ‘Barn Burning.’” Conference on Christianity and Literature. Enid, OK, November 1984.
“Death and the Maiden: Victorian Deathbed Scenes.” South Central Modern Language Association. San Antonio, TX. November 2012.
Chair, Literature and Politics session. SCMLA. San Antonio, TX. November 2012.
Honors and Fellowships
2004-13 Who’s Who in America
2011-12 Who’s Who in Academia
2011 UT Leadership Institute
2010-11 Who’s Who Among Collegiate Faculty
2009 Hirosaki University Visiting Scholar
2007 South Central MLA Historical Literary/Cultural Studies Paper Prize
2005-07 Contemporary Authors; Who’s Who Among American Women
2000-07 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
2005 Reagan Leave
2004 SCCEA Scholar/Teacher of the Year; UT System Featured Faculty; Phi Delta Kappa Apple Award;
Women’s Studies Lecture Series: “Creating a Symbol: Nineteenth-Century Seamstress Iconography”
2001 Best Practices @ UT 2001 Showcase: The British Novel Online
1998 Scholarfest Lecturer, University Scholars Program: “Southern Women in Naylor’s Mama Day.”
University of Tennessee at Martin
1997 Outstanding Educator. University of Tennessee at Martin.
1994 Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture, Phi Kappa Phi: “The Ghost in the Looking Glass:
Women, Work, and Victorian Literature.” University of Tennessee at Martin
1992-94 Plenary Speaker: “Approaches to Frankenstein.” Tennessee Governor’s School in the Humanities
1990 NEH Summer Institute: “Romantic to Victorian: The Cultural Transition.” American University,
1988 Visiting Lecturer, University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.
2010- Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Tennessee at Martin
2006-10 Interim Dean, College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Tennessee at Martin
2000-10 Chair, Department of English, University of Tennessee at Martin
1999-present Professor, University of Tennessee at Martin
1993-99 Associate Professor, University of Tennessee at Martin (tenured)
1989-93 Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee at Martin
1988 Visiting Lecturer, University of Keele, Staffordshire, England
1986-89 Assistant Professor, Upper Iowa University
The British Novel to Joyce (UT Martin)
Class and Gender (Victorian Studies Department, Keele)
Modern/Postmodern Narrative (UT Online)
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Women Novelists (UT Online)
Women Writers (UT Martin)
Dissertation Committee, René O’Brien, “How Emotions Affect Educational Decision Making among Mothers Enrolled in Community College Who also Work,” defended March 2006 (Cappella University)
The American Novel The Modern Novel
Austen and Film Romantic Poetry and Prose
British Literary Tradition I, II Senior Capstone
The British Novel Technical Communication
English Composition I, II Victorian Poetry and Prose
Introduction to Literary Criticism Women Writers
Introduction to English Studies
Victorian studies, the novel (British and American), literary theory, women’s studies.
2009-2012 Interdisciplinary Student Writing Conference Committee
2010 Establishment of the Alexander Prize, Interdisciplinary Student Writing Conference
2007 University Scholar project reader: Rachel Hammond, “Tonto and the Redneck Write Back:
Writing from a Perspective of a Culture Dealing with the Aftermath of Defeat: A Study of Why
the Satire of Southern and Native American Authors Should Be Critiqued with Postcolonialism”
2006 University Scholars Seminar: “Mysteries and Thrillers”
2003, 04 University Scholars Seminar: “Dreams and Nightmares: Fairy Tales to Urban Legends”
2001-04 Graduate School Workshop, presenter and discussion leader
2002 University Scholar project reader: Amanda Inman, “The Echo of Closed Mouths: A Voice through the Silence”
1990-2001 Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) sponsor
1998-2000 University Scholar mentor: Matthew Jarrett, “The Lord of the Outer Darkness” (fiction)
1995-99 English Department Writing Awards judge
1990-98 English Society sponsor
1994-96 University Scholar mentor: Brandy Lumpkins, “The Fantastical in Renaissance Drama”
1995 Pre-law advisor
1993 Sponsor of Bean Switch (student literary magazine); University Scholar project reader:
Melissa Jan Adams, “The Role of Social Interaction and the Quest for Authority in
The Book of Margery Kempe”
1990-92 University Scholar mentor: Sharon Hickman, “Finding the Common Denominator:
The Utilization of Mathematics in Literature”
2010-12 Reader, Departmental Writing Awards
2001-06 Awards and Scholarships Committee (Chair)
2004-05 Self-Study Committee (Goals)
1997-03 Bradford Exam Committee (Chair, 1998-2000)
2000-02 Self-Study Committees (Goals, Curriculum)
1996-00 Search Committees (Chair, 1999, 1998, 1997)
1995-00 Curriculum Committee; Student Awards Committees; English Writing Awards reader
1992-00 Tenure/Promotion Committees
1992-98 Steering Committee
1993-94 Planning Document and Chair Search Committees
1992-93 Computers in English and Bradford Exam Committees
2011-13 Phi Kappa Phi, Program Chair
2009-12 SACS Federal Requirements and Quality Enhancement Program Committees
2012 Equity and Diversity Office Search Committee, chair
2008-11 Faculty Writing Group (founder)
2002-10 Canadian Studies Committee; BA/BS Committee (BA Subcommittee Chair, 2004-05;
Curriculum Subcommittee, 2005-present)
2011 College of Engineering and Natural Sciences Dean Search Committee;
Tenure Committee for Mary Carpenter, Paul Meek Library Director
2010 Deans’ Council Representative to the Faculty Senate
2009 STEM Advisory Board
2008 Publications Committee
2006-08 Honors and Ceremonies Committee
2006 Phi Kappa Phi, President
2005-06 On-Line and University Studies Council;
2002-06 Center for Global Studies Executive Committee
2005 President-Elect, Phi Kappa Phi
2002-05 Honors Council (Chair 2003-04)
2004 Extended Campus/English Search Committee, Chair; Director of On-Line Studies Search
Committee; BA Curriculum Revision Committee, Chair; Canadian Studies Visiting
Delegation; Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee
2002-04 University Council
2003 Canadian Studies Symposium; AVCAA Search Committee; Talking about Teaching presentation
2002 Talking about Teaching presentation; Ad Hoc Committee on Higher Education Funding;
Ad Hoc Committee on BA/BS/General Education Compliance
2001-02 Adjunct Handbook Task Force, Chair
2000-02 Faculty Development Committee; SACS Committee on Institutional Effectiveness
1998-00 Faculty Research Committee; Phi Kappa Phi Officer
1998 Modern Foreign Language/Women’s Studies Film Series; Presenter, “Southern Women Writers,”
Southern Cultures Festival
1997-98 Faculty Relations Committee; UTM Representative to UT President’s Advisory Council
1997 Department of Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Five-Year Review
1992-97 University Teaching Effectiveness Committee
1995 Faculty Research Committee
1991-95 UTM Learning and Assessment Committee
1989-94 Member of Arts and Sciences Teaching Effectiveness Committee (Chair, 1991)
1992 Department of Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Five-Year Review Committee
1991-92 Committee on Committees
1990-92 Faculty Development Committee
2011-13 Humanities Tennessee Board of Directors
2010-2012 Friends of Paul Meek Library, President
2012 Reviewer book proposal, Oxford UP; reader, article ms., Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal
for the Study of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Classics
2011 Reviewer, book proposal, Oxford UP; interview WCMT radio, language in Huckleberry Finn, January 2011.
2010 “‘It’s Alive! Our Enduring Fascination with Frankenstein,” October Brown Bag, FOPML;
Frankenstein, Martin Middle School Clue Program; Introduction to A Christmas Carol, “30 Minutes,” WCMT radio, December 11, 2010.
2008-2010 Friends of Paul Meek Library, Vice President
2009 Vice-President UTM Friends of Paul Meek Library; Reader, College Literature (2 mss.);
Reader, McGraw-Hill (1 ms)
2008 Vice-President, UTM Friends of Paul Meek Library; Outside reviewer, tenure decision,
2007 Reviewer, Pearson/Prentice Hall (1 ms)
2006 Reviewer, Ohio UP (1 ms)
2004 Outside Reviewer, promotion decision, University of Texas—Permian Basin
2004, 01 Governor’s School in the Humanities Selection Committee
2003 Reader, Nineteenth Century Studies (1 ms.); Broadview Press (1 ms.)
2001 MLA Nominee for Regional Representative
2000-01 SCMLA Nomination Committee
2000 SCMLA Nominee for British Literature Representative
1993-99 Judge, Dyersburg State Writing Awards (Chair, 1999)
1990-99 Board of Trustees, Weldon Public Library
1999 Speaker, AARP: “Keeping the Past Alive” (Women’s History Month)
1998 Judge, SCMLA/Women’s Studies Prize for best conference paper
1998 Speaker, West Tennessee Regional Librarians: “Ideas for Women’s History Month”
1998, 95 TN Governor’s School in the Humanities selection committee
1997, 96 Reader, Broadview Press (2 mss.)
1996 Reader, Tennessee Philology (15 mss., special issue), Victorian Periodicals Review (1 ms.)
1994 Outside Reader, Samford University senior project
Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences North American Victorian Studies Association
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies South Central Modern Language Association
Modern Language Association Tennessee Philological Association
National Women's Studies Association Victorians Institute