Washburn University, Assistant Professor of English, 2011-present.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching Assistant, 2007-2011.
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Adjunct Instructor, 2006-2007.
Catholic University of Eichstaett, Germany, Adjunct Instructor, 2005-2006.
"'Reading the List:' Casualty Lists and Civil War Poetry," ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 59.1 (Spring 2013): 48-78.
"'Pioneers! O Pioneers!' and Whitman's Early German Translators," 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 9 (2009).
"The Politics of Humor: Max Cohnheim’s Columbia (1863-1873), a German Newspaper in the Nation’s Capital," American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, & Bibliography 19.1 (Spring 2009): 21-48.
"A Newly-Discovered Translation of Louisa May Alcott’s 'My Contraband' in a German American Newspaper," New England Quarterly 81.4 (December 2008): 703–713.
Chapter on Civil War literature in Civil War America: A Social and Cultural History, edited by Maggi Morehouse and Zoe Trodd. London: Routledge, October 2012.
"'Leaving it to you to prove and define': 'Poets to Come' and Whitman's German Translators," an essay co-authored with Prof. Walter Gruenzweig and solicited by the Walt Whitman Archive for its translation section (August 2012).
Recent Conference Presentations:
“‘A Strange Mixture of War and Dante and Robinson Crusoe’: Soldiers’ Reading and Autobiographical Accounts of the American Civil War." American Literature Association (ALA) Symposium on "War and American Literature," New Orleans, October 10-12, 2013.
"Walt Whitman’s Western 'Jaunt' and Early Reception in the (Mid-)Western Press." Reception Study Society (RSS) Conference, Milwaukee, September 26-29, 2013.
"A 'Great Army of Letters': Letter Writing and Patriotic Duty in Women’s Literature of the Civil War." Fifth Conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW), Denver, October 10-13, 2012.
"Soldiers, Readers, and the Reception of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables in Civil War America." American Literature Association (ALA) Conference, San Francisco, May 25-28, 2012.
"Dead Letters, Absent Bodies, and the Uncertainty of (Re-)Union: Representations of Letter Reading in American Literature of the Civil War." Reception Study Society (RSS) Conference, Maryville, MO, September 2011.
Other Accomplishments and Awards:
Contributing editor for the Walt Whitman Archive
Caleb Loring, Jr. Fellow at the Boston Athenaeum, 2010-2011
P.E.O. Scholar Award, 2009-2010