- Ph.D., University of Mississippi
- M.A., University of Mississippi
- B.A., Thomas More College (now Thomas More University)
- African American Literature
- Southern Literature
- Introduction to Literature
- English Composition
- Toni Morrison
- Shirley Jackson
- American Gothic and supernatural fiction
- American women writers
- Monster, She Wrote: The Women who Pioneered Horror and Speculative Fiction (w/ Lisa Kröger, September 2019)
- Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences (co-edited collection, 2016)
- The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities (co-edited collection, 2013)
- Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison (2013)
- “From Peyton Plantation to Peyton Place: Gothic Tropes in Grace Metalious’s Infamous New England Novel.” Mosaic, vol. 52, no. 1, March 2019, pp. 1-16.
- “From the Mausoleum to a Spider Web: William Faulkner’s and Louise Erdrich’s Takes on Hybridity.” Faulkner and the Native South, eds. Jay Watson, Annette Trefzer, and James G. Thomas, Jr., University Press of Mississippi, 2019, pp. 167-80.
- “Perception, Supernatural Detection, and Gender in The Haunting of Hill House.” Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences, eds. Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kröger, Routledge, 2016, pp. 35-53.
- “‘Whatever walked there, walked alone’: What is Haunting Shirley Jackson’s Hill House?” The Journal of the Georgia Philological Association, 4, December 2009, pp. 198-205.
- “‘What would be on the other side?’ Spectrality and Spirit Work in Toni Morrison’s Paradise.” African American Review, vol. 42, no. 2, 2008, pp. 307-21.