I am the Director of Scholarly Communication at the University of North Texas Libraries
. I work on open scholarly publishing, scholarly impact & assessment, Open Access ,OER, and open textbooks, journal hosting, and digital scholarship initiatives. I serve as a collection development liaison for the departments of English, and Communication Studies. I also serve as our Comics Studies subject librarian and organize our Comics Studies at UNT community.
I serve on the Board of Directors for the Digital Cultural Studies Co-Operative
(formerly Digital Frontiers) a community of makers and users of digital resources for the humanities, and as a member of the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow team.
I hold a PhD in American literature and have scholarly interests in American Romanticism, gothic & horror fiction and film, poetry, religion & literature, comics studies, and literary pedagogy. I’ve published scholarly work on Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, H.P. Lovecraft, and the pedagogy of horror, as well as other professional writing on scholarly communication, information literacy, and comics studies. I am currently the Book Review Editor for The Edgar Allan Poe Review.