Education

  • Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A. in Theatre and Drama, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.F.A. in Drama, University of Oklahoma
  • B.A. in English, University of Oklahoma

Selected Publications

  • “Women Adapting: Bringing Three Serials of the Roaring Twenties to Stage and Screen (Studies in Theatre History and Culture)." University of Iowa Press. 2019.
  • "Adapting Traditions: Lacunae Surrounding the 1934 Film Adaptation of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence," Edith Wharton Review 34.2. 101-123. 2018.
  • “Gentlemen Prefer Adaptations: Industry and Gender in Adaptation Studies.” Theatre Journal. 66.4. 559-79. 2014.
  • “Incorporation of the Incar(nation): Dorothy L. Sayers’s The Man Born to be King.” Ecumenica 3.2 (Fall): 7-30. 2010.
  • “Ol’ (Wo)man River?: Broadway’s Gendering of Edna Ferber’s Show Boat.” Studies in Musical Theatre 4.3. 321-30. 2010.
  • “War and Reclamation: Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s Mine Eyes Have Seen and The Crisis’ Campaign to Reclaim Black Masculinity in a Nation at War.” New England Theatre Journal 21. 47-69. 2010.

Selected Presentations

  • "Adapting Adaptation Studies: Editorial Adaptation in Edna Ferber's Show Boat," Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Denver
  • "Using Theatre History to Address Gender in Adaptation Studies," Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Boston
  • A Women Writers and the Adaptation Industry, 1910-1930,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Chicago
  • “Theatre, Film, and Diversity,” panel discussion, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 5, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • “The Quality of Zeal: Critical Response to Dorothy L. Sayers’ The Zeal of Thy House,” Dorothy L. Sayers Society Annual Meeting, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • “’Dark Brown Negresses’: (Mis)Constructing Race and Gender Through Florence Mills and Show Boat,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Meeting, Orlando

Selected Works

  • Director — Twelfth Night, or What You Will by William Shakespeare
  • Director — Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni

Professional Organizations

  • Women and Theatre Program
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Edith Wharton Society Award for Archival Research
  • 2016 Awad Scholarly Activities and Development Award, Southwest Baptist University
  • 2014 Barbara Reynolds Award, The Dorothy L. Sayers Society
  • 2011 Helen Krich Chinoy Dissertation Research Fellowship, American Society for Theatre Research