Robert joined the English & Literature Department in 1998. His academic background is in American Studies, the interdisciplinary examination of American literature, history, and culture. His specialties include colonial and nineteenth-century American literature.
Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University (1997)
M.A. in American Studies from Purdue University (1992)
B.A. in Humanities--English from Brigham Young University (1990)