Professional Activities and Service

Administrative and Professional Activities at the U. S. Naval Academy

Yardwide Service

Information Technology Advisory Group (ITAG), member (1992-1995, 1997-2005)
Faculty Senate Personnel Committee, member (1996-1998; 2009-present)
Faculty Senate EEOC Subcommittee, member (1996-1997)
Faculty Senate MSC Subcommittee, member (2005-2007)
Faculty Senate IT Subcommittee, member (2006-present)
Middle States Review, Information Technology Committee, member (1999-2000)
Facilitator, Character Development Program (1994-1995, 1999-2000)
Yardwide Trident Committee (2009-present)
Plebe Advisor (2011-2012)

Division Service

Committee Chair, Humanities and Social Science Division Trident Committee (2006-2007)

Administrative and Professional Service in the English Department

English Department Computer Committee
---Chair, 1992-1996, 2001-2005
---member, 1991-1992, 1997-2000
English Department Upper Division Curriculum Committee
---Chair, 1997-1999
---member, 1991-1996, 2006-2008
English Department Pay and Promotion Committee
---Chair, 2007-2008
---member (1994-1995, 2004-2007)
English Department Research and Professional Development Committee,
---member (1998-2000, 2009-2011)
English Department Self-Study Committee
---member (1994-1995, 2001-2002)
---Chair of self-study steering committee (2006-2008)
English Department Bancroft Transition Committee, member (1998-2001)
English Department Election Committee, Chair (2008)
English Department Writing Center Advisory Committee, member (2008-2009)
English Department Plebe Curriculum Committee (2000-2002)
Director of the English Department Honors Program (1991-1996)
Brady Committee (2005-2006)

Other Professional Activities

Member, Bibliographical Society of America
Member, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Member, East-Central American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
---Executive Committee and Molin Prize Committee (1999-2002)
---Vice-President (2002-2003)
---President (2003-2004)
---Program Chair for the 2005 conference (2003-2005)
---Executive Committee (2004-2007)
Member, Society for the History of Authorship, Readers and Publishers (SHARP)
---Program Committee for 2003 and 2010 conferences
---Chair of the Program Committee and member of the Organizing Committee for 2011 conference in Washington, D.C.
Reviewer, National Endowment for the Humanities (1994, 1996)
President, Maryland Association of the Departments of English (1994-1995)
Participant in Middle States Commission on Higher Education panel on "Learning Outcomes for the Millennium" (2000-2002)

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