- Ph.D. in English, Florida State University (2005)
- M.A. in Humanities, Florida State University (2000)
- B.A. in English, Harding University (1998)
Teaching and Research Interests:
- Early American Literature
- Early American and Transatlantic Theatre
- Performance Studies
- Critical Race Studies
- Cultural Studies
- Rogue Performances: Staging the Underclasses in Early American Theatre Culture(Palgrave Macmillan, June 2009)
- “Conquer or Die: Staging Circum-Atlantic Underclasses in Polly and Three-Finger’d Jack,” Theatre Journal 59 (May 2007): 241-258.
- “There Was No Resisting John Canoe: Circum-Atlantic Transracial Performance,”Theatre History Studies 27 (2007): 65-85.
- “Theatrical Rebels and Refugees: The Triumphs of Love, the Haitian Revolution, and American Theatre,” essay in the edited collection Early America and the Haitian Revolution, ed. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael Drexler, forthcoming 2010.