Brief Vita: I was born in 1974 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. I began my post-secondary education at the University of New Brunswick in 1992 and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Classics and Ancient History. In 1998, I moved to Kingston, Ontario, to begin a second undergraduate degree in English Language and Literature at Queen's University. I graduated in 2001. That fall, I moved to Toronto, Ontario, to begin a Master's degree at the Centre for Medieval Studies, focusing on early Christian literature. I graduated in 2002. I continued to study in Toronto for the next six years, teaching Latin at the Centre and working as a research assistant at the Dictionary of Old English, while I completed my thesis. I also taught Medieval Literature at this time (Old English and Chaucer) at both the St. George and Scarborough campuses. On Sept. 11th, 2008, I defended my dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies. My thesis, "The English Inheritance of Biblical Verse," explores the style and language of late classical biblical poetry and its debt to later Anglo-Latin and Old English writing. That work is also the basis of a first book, Biblical Epics in Late Antiquity and Anglo-Saxon England, which is currently under final review at the University of Toronto Press (April, 2016).
Appointments: From the Fall of 2008 to the Spring of 2010, I was Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. From 2010-14, I was Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the English Department at Southern Connecticut State University, where I taught Classical and Medieval literature. I returned to John Carroll in the spring of 2015, to serve as the Hopkins Professor in British Literature, an endowed professorship. I am currenlty living and writing in Toronto.