About

As a personal productivity coach, I help people who want to stop procrastinating, gain more control over their time, and move forward on the projects that matter most to them. I offer compassionate, action-oriented coaching for academics, entrepreneurs, and professionals who seek greater achievement, joy, and balance in their personal and professional lives. I am an ACC certified coach with the International Coach Federation and I continue to pursue additional training and education in coaching and personal development. I blog about productivity at re:focus now.


I’m currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston, where I’ve taught since 1998. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Victorian literature, literary theory, bibliography, and science fiction. My current research projects focus on using computational analysis to better understand the production, circulation, and function of poetry during the Victorian period. I blog about my research at digital Victorian.


In addition to my academic publications, I have been a regular contributing writer for ProfHacker since August 2009.