I’m professor and chair of the English Department at Lehigh University, where I teach courses about American literature and digital humanities. I’ve published books and essays on the poet Walt Whitman in a number of scholarly venues, and I am writing the manuscript for a book titled Whitman’s Poe: Social Networks and the Literary Marketplace of Bohemian New York.

At Lehigh, I’ve directed the American Studies program, the English undergraduate major, and the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative. I’ve also served in various capacities for C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, the Modern Language Association, Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life, and the Walt Whitman Initiative. In January 2025 I will join the MLA Executive Committee for the forum on Bibliography and Scholarly Editing.

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