- Department: English
- University: Penn State University Park
- Location: State College, Pennsylvania
The Bible verses God used most to capture my heart and align my life include John 10:10 (which I read as a first year at UVA), Deuteronomy 31:6 (the first Bible verse I memorized), Galatians 2:20, and Ephesians 2:1-10. My life is about ever-deeper moments of surrender and consecration to Jesus.
We teach what we most need to learn. --Parker Palmer
Friends describe me
as a "walking exclamation point"
Writing, gardening, cooking
Fantasy dinner guests
Taylor Swift, Flannery O' Connor, Frederick Buechner, Henri Nouwen
Best advice I ever received
Stress is when you try to assume responsibility for things you are not responsible for.
My undergrad alma mater
University of Virginia
My worst subject in school
In college I drove
A Honda Prelude
If I weren't a professor, I would
definitely be a Camp Counselor
Return of the Prodigal Son, East of Eden, Peace Like a River, The Great Gatsby
Shawshank Redemption, The Notebook, Legally Blonde, Rushmore
Wherever I am
All of it!
Nobody knows I
My latest accomplishment
Writing Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus.
How to have better conversations, pedagogy, interpersonal curiosity