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 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.

After teaching for 17 years at the University of Houston, in Fall 2015 I’m joining the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where I’ll be teaching courses in digital humanities as well as Victorian literature, literary theory, 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.

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