I was born and brought up in the United States and did my undergraduate work at George Mason University in northern Virginia. I came to the UK in the 1970s and did my MA and PhD at the University of York. I joined the English Department at the OU in 2002, after teaching at a number of English universities, including the University of Hull, the University of Manchester and the University of Hertfordshire.
Since joining the OU, I have worked on numerous English Department modules. I designed and wrote the Level 1 short course A177 Shakespeare: An Introduction and produced a chapter on Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus for AA100 The Arts Past and Present. I chaired AA306 Shakespeare: Text and Performance for many years and co-authored (with David Johnson) a chapter on different versions of the Coriolanus story for the English MA. I chaired the Department’s flagship Level 2 module, A230 Reading and Studying Literature, in production and in its first two years of presentation. I also wrote three chapters of teaching material for A230 and co-edited (again with David Johnson) the first of three module books, The Renaissance and Long Eighteenth Century (co-published with Bloomsbury, 2012).
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