Associate Professor of Canadian Literature, Thompson Rivers University

I teach courses in British Columbian literature, The Environment in Canadian literature, and Indigenous literatures in Canada. In addition to publishing on theatre in British Columbia and Indigenous theatres in Canada, I have published on literature and theatre in small cities, alternative pedagogies, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
My articles and book chapters have appeared in Theatre Research in Canada, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and in European collections published by Editions Rodopi and PIE-Peter Lang, among other places.
I edited Theatre in British Columbia and co-edited three other books.
In June, 2017, Place-Based Education: An Inter and Multidisciplinary Approach, which I co-authored with four TRU colleagues, was published by the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. In May, 2018, my article on independent learning organizations for seniors appeared in No Straight Lines: Local Leadership and the Path from Government to Government in Small Cities, edited by Terry Kading and published by U of Calgary Press.

I also enjoy writing for a popular audience: I have written programme notes for a professional theatre company for over twenty years and currently write reviews of Canadian literature for two popular publications.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Canadian Literature, Thompson Rivers University

Education

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    University of Windsor, Master of Arts in English Language and Literature