Education and Training

Graduate Certificate, Publishing, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON), 2012–2015

Copy-Editing for Books, Journals and Reports
Digital Publishing and Production
Editing Books for Children and Teens
Indexing for Books, Journals and Reports
Introduction to Book Design
Proofreading for Books, Journals and Reports
Publicity for Book Publishers
Publishing Overview: Education
Publishing Overview: Trade
Scholarly and Reference Publishing
Visual Skills for Publishing

Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing, The Humber School of Writers (Toronto, ON), 2009

Ph.D., English, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), 2002–2006

M.A., English, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON), 1999–2001

B.A., English Literature (Honours) and Religion (Minor), Concordia University (Montreal, QC), 1996–1999

Diplôme d’études collégiales, Creative Arts, Champlain Regional College (Lennoxville, QC), 1994–1996

Positions Held

Director, L.M. Montgomery Online, 2014–

Visiting Research Fellow, TransCanada Institute, University of Guelph, 2012–2013

Copy Editor, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 2010–

Contract Academic Staff, English and Contemporary Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford campus), 2010–2013

Children, Toys and Media
Cinderella Stories: Fairy Tales and Contemporary Culture (Honours seminar)
Contemporary Canadian Fiction

Visiting Scholar/Committee member, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, 2009–2011 (News item) (News item)

Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, Institute of Humanities and Creative ArtsUniversity of Worcester (UK), 2009–2010 (News item)

Director, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2008–2014 (also: Co-Chair, with Jason Nolan and Yuka Kajihara, 2006–2008; Co-Founder and Co-Moderator, LMM-L: L.M. Montgomery E-Mail List, University of Toronto, 1998–2006)

Steering Committee and Webmaster, Early Canadian Literature Society, 2008–2010

Research Associate, Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Ryerson University, 2007– (Profile)

Visiting Scholar, Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007–2009

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, 2007–2009

Research Associate, Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, University of Winnipeg, 2006– (Profile)

Editorial Board/Online Editor, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2008

Assistant Professor (Limited-Term Appointment), Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Adolescent Literary and Media Texts (Advanced Studies in Children’s Cultural and Literary Texts)
Canadian Children’s Literature and Cultures
Fairy Tales and Culture
Fairy Tales, Myth, and Poetry
Fiction for Children
Literature and Identity: Personal, Categorical, National

Founding Chair, Graduate Student Mentorship Program, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Member, English Graduate Student Caucus Steering Committee, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2004–2006

Research Associate, Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare, University of Guelph, 2001–2002

Assistant Editor, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, University of Guelph, 2001–2004 (also: Online Editor, 2003–2004; Administrator, 2003–2004; Acting Administrator, 2002; Typesetter, 2001–2004; Editorial Assistant, 2000–2001)

Editorial Board, The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror, 2000–2002

Editorial Assistant, Matrix Magazine, Concordia University, 1996–1999

Administrative Affairs Coordinator, Concordia Association of Students in English, Concordia University, 1998–1999

Founder and President, Creative Writing Club, Champlain Regional College, 1995–1996