I'm driving to the Southwest with my family this August, departing from central Pennsylvania. It's been 30 years since I spent summers in the West with my parents in an RV, driving cross-country from New Jersey. On this site I'll be writing about our travels in 2016 while remembering my 1970s and 1980s motorhome summers.
I am an Associate Professor of English at Penn State University, where I teach and write about nineteenth-century American literature and about oceanic and polar studies. For more about my scholarship, please see my academic website.