I’m a professor of English 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 currently writing the manuscript for a book titled Whitman’s Poe: A Study of Literary Networks in Bohemian New York. This book is an outgrowth of my work on The Vault at Pfaff’s: An Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York.
At Lehigh, I’ve served as the director of the American Studies program, the English undergraduate major, and the Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative. I’m currently serving as the interim Chair of the English Department, advising first-year students in the College of Arts and Sciences, participating in an interdisciplinary research group exploring the intersection of Digital Humanities and Data Science, and contributing to the Lehigh University Student Scholars Institute (LUSSI) in support of first-generation college students.