- Ph.D., Rutgers University (Literature)
- M.A., Rutgers University (Literature)
- M.A., Southern Illinois University (Zoology)
- B.Sc., McGill University (Biology)
- Dolphin– Reaktion Books, 2014.
- England in 1815: A Critical Edition of The Journal of Joseph Ballard – Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
- Useful Knowledge: The Victorians, Morality, and the March of Intellect – Duke University Press, 2001.
- The Mummy!: A Tale of the Twenty- Second Century (1827), by Jane Webb (Reprint) – U. Michigan Press, 1994.
- One Culture: Essays in Science and Literature. Ed. George Levine. Asst. Ed. Alan Rauch – U. of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
- “Science, Women, and the Mother Tongue: Translating Knowledge for 19th Century Readers,” Under Review.
- Entry on Maria Hack. (1777–1844). Palgrave Encyclopedia of British Women Writers, 2021.
- “Death as a Sacrament in Kingsley’s Water-Babies” in Jonathan Conlin and Jan Marten Ivo Klaver (eds.), Charles Kingsley: Faith, Flesh, and Fantasy. Routledge Studies in Cultural History, 2021. Pp. 184-201.
- “The Sukotyro: On the Extinction of a Nonexistent Animal,” Configurations, Vol. 28 (1) 2020: 51-88.
- “Ocean of Whales and Dolphins,” RISE: A Children’s Literacy Journal. Spring/Summer 2017.
- “Science and Literature.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Dino Felluga, Linda Hughes, and Pamela Gilbert, Eds. London, 2015.
- “Ecce Emendator: The Cost of Knowledge for Scholarly Editors,” Chronicle of Higher Education, [https://chroniclevitae.com/news/285-ecce-emendator-the-cost-of-knowledge-for-scholarly-editors].
- “Scholarly Publishing: Hindsight Toward a Digital Future.”,J. of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 42, Number 1 / October 2010, 56-67.
- “The Pupil of Nature: Science and Natural Theology in Maria Hack’s “Harry Beaufoy.” In Laurence Talairach-Vielmas, Ed., Science in the Nursery, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholar’s Press, 2011.
- “The Scholarly Journal: Hindsight Toward a Digital Future,” Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Vol. 42, Number 1 / October 2010, 56-67.
- “The Sins of Sloths: The Giant Ground Sloth as a Paleontological Parable,” Victorian Animal Dreams, Deborah Morse, Martin Danahay. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2007. Pp. 215-228.
- “Mentoria: Women, Children, and the Structures of Science.” Nineteenth Century Contexts, Volume 27, Number 4, (December 2005), pp. 335-351.
- “Great Work. You’re Fired.” [Program-Building and Disposable Labor: A Neglected Fourth Dimension in Evaluating Faculty], The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 1 2005.
- ” The Lacunae of Science: Observing the Unobserved in the Practices of Knowledge.” Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Volume 28, No. 3, September 2003, pp. 209-216.
- “Victorian Poetry and Science.” In The Blackwell Companion to Victorian Poetry, ed. Richard Cronin, Antony Harrison, and Alison Chapman. London: Blackwell, 2002.
Curated Exhibit & TedX Presentation
- “All Real Animals are Imaginary,” TedX – Charlotte. Feb. 6, 2021[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZqadvWIbJo]
- Subverting the Natural Order: Women and Science, Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, University of Florida, November 2 – December 18, 2015
Areas of Interest
- Science, Technology, and Culture
- The Long 18th Century, Romantic, & Victorian Literature & Culture
- Codifications of Knowledge
- Animal Studies
- The Graphic Novel
- Material Culture – The Meaning of Things
- History of the Book including New Media, Visualization, & Digital Publishing
- ENGL 4072/5072: The Bible as Literature
- ENGL 6680: British Women Writers in the 19th C.
- ENGL 6070: Dickens Bicentennial Seminar
- ENGL 6126: The Victorian Era
- ENGL/Honors 3050: Animals, Culture, and Society
- ENGL 3050: Jewish Identity & The Graphic Novel
- LBST 2213: Science, Technology, and Society
- HONR 3701:Science, Technology, and Human Values
- LBST 2102: Global and Intercultural Connections
- ENGL 3302: British Literature Survey II
- Advisory Board, Publications of the Modern Language Association (PMLA) -2019-2023
- Chapter Head, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Honor Society (2020 –
- President: Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
- Editor: Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology (Johns Hopkins)
- Past- President: Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
- BOOK SERIES EDITOR, Intersections in Literature and Science, University of Wales Press, 2008-
- ADVISORY BOARD, Penn State University Press –Animalibus: Of Animals and Cultures, a series edited by Nigel Rothfels and Garry Marvin – 2011-2013
- Modern Language Association, National Program Committee, 2008-2011
- MLA Ad-Hoc Committee to Study the Feasibility of Changing the Convention Dates,” 1995-96
Fellowships and Awards
- Mellon Fellowship, Library Company, Philadelphia 2019
- Chancellor’s Diversity Grant, “Jewish Identity & the Graphic Novel,” UNC Charlotte, 2008-09
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American Studies Fellowship, New York Public Library, New York, 2007
- Boston Athenaeum Bicentenary Fellow, Boston 2006
- Franklin Fellowship, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, 2005
- Trent Dames Fellow in the History of Civil Engineering, Huntington Library, 2003-04
- Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Fellow, Cambridge University, 2003
- C. P. Snow Fellowship, Harry Ransom Research Center, University of Texas, 2002
- Fellowship for College and University Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities 1992-93
- Advanced Institute in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, Fellow, 1992
- Charlotte Observer – Guest Writer
- Sunrise Assisted Living – Occasional Guest Speaker
- Charlotte Area Science Network (CASN)
- Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST)