Currently completing a revisionist biography of George Eliot.
2016-17 ENHANCE CAS faculty research grant
Robert L. Hough Distinguished Teaching Award for Lecturers, 2015, Department of English, UNL.
Mentor for 12 undergraduate research assistants (UCARE grant recipients) to date
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Teaching Council and the UNL Parents’ Association Contribution to Students Award, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
British Poetry of the Long Nineteenth Century: A Selection for College Students, Ed. Beverley Park Rilett, Lincoln, NE: The Folks Publishing, 2017. ISBN: 978-1-365-92582-5
“The Role of George Henry Lewes in George Eliot’s Career: A Reconsideration.” George Eliot-George Henry Lewes Studies, Vol. 69, No. 1 (2017), 2-34. JSTOR.
"George Henry Lewes, the Real Man of Science behind Eliot's Fictional Pedants." George Eliot - George Henry Lewes Studies, Vol. 68, No. 1 (2016), 4-24. JSTOR.
“Victorian Sexual Politics and the Unsettling Case of George Eliot’s Response to Walt Whitman.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 31 (2014), 69-97.
"'Lifting the Veil' on the Psychological Mimesis of Eliot's Most Sensational Story"
Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
(NCSA) Lincoln, Nebraska, April 2016.
“George Eliot's Master Narrative of Marital Violence”
Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 2014.
“How Thomas Huxley Helped to Create George Eliot’s Casaubon and Proteus Merman”
North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
Pasadena, CA, October 2013.
“George Henry Lewes’s Packaging of George Eliot: From Moral Insurgent to Moral Sage”
37th-annual European Studies Conference
University of Nebraska-Omaha, October 2013.
“Earthy Sensuality versus Natural Reticence: Why George Eliot and the Victorian Literary Establishment Renounced Walt Whitman”
6th annual International Walt Whitman Symposium
Pobierowo, Poland, June 2012.
“Biography or Not Biography?: Leslie Stephen’s Mausoleum Book and Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse”
36th-annual European Studies Conference
University of Nebraska-Omaha, October 2012.