[an error occurred while processing this directive]

colby-sawyer faculty

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Areas of Expertise

  • American and International Film
  • The Academy Awards
  • Contemporary American Culture
  • Literature and Culture of the American West
  • Native American Studies
  • 19th- and 20th-century American Literature, specifically the American Renaissance and Modernism

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "Ancient Traditions/Contemporary Cultures: A sojourn among the Mayas and Incas of Central and South America," Colby-Sawyer Alumni Magazine, Fall/Winter, 2009.

  • "Understanding Movies: the Art of Film," Chocorua Public Library, Tamworth, NH, May, 2009.

  • "Reel Talk," weekly film reviews broadcast on local cable TV and WSCS-FM, 2005-present.

  • "Smilla's Sense of Snow," Grantham Public Library, Grantham, NH, August 2008.

  • Reel Talk On-line, film reviews written for Colby-Sawyer Currents, 2006 - present.

  • "Sennett, Keaton and Chaplin and the Art of Silent Comedy," Wilmot Public Library, Wilmot, NH, October, 2008.


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • A.B., University of Notre Dame