I am an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. In 2009 I received my doctorate in Religion and Literature from Baylor University. My dissertation explored the theological connections between Dostoevsky and Flannery O'Connor and was directed by Ralph Wood. Currently, I'm researching Dostoevsky's connections to other Southern writers, including Walker Percy and Carson McCullers, to produce a book-length manuscript. I teach courses that support my research, including Southern literature, Totalitarinism and literature, and American literature survey courses.