My research interests include the Hitchcockian aesthetic; masculinities in the films of Pedro Almodovar; post-romanticism in Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise trilogy; digital humanities pedagogy; and best practices in experiential and service learning.

For a complete listing of my publications and scholarly work, please view my ORCID profile.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mise-en-scène: The Journal of Film & Visual Narration, as editor-in-chief (SFU/Public Knowledge Project: 1.1 Winter 2016 ISSN 2369-5056)
  • Film Matters special issue on the filmic adaptation, as guest editor (Intellect Publishers: 7.2, Fall 2016 ISSN 2042-1869)
  • Book review of Steven Jacobs’ The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock in the journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities, guest-edited by Dr. Michael Howarth (HERA: 32.1, Spring 2015)
  • “Beasts of the Devil, Perishables, and the Natura Morta” in the Journal of Literature and Art Studies (David Publishing: 3:6, June 2013)
  • Instructor’s Manual to accompany Eric Henderson's Writing by Choice (Oxford University Press: Second Canadian edition, 2011)
  • Biographical entries on sixteen Canadian writers for William H. New's Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2002)
  • “Equity in the Classroom,” published in Great Expectations: Equity in the Classroom (New Faculty Workbook, Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii: 1999)
  • Supervision Scenes: Video Guidebook for Facilitators (Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC: 1999)
  • Quarterly newsletter for the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (formerly the Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth), as its editor (UBC: 1995-2000)

 

SCHOLARLY WORK

  • Presenter of "Web Visibility Matters: A Social Media Primer for Academics" (Teaching Professor Conference, St Louis: 2017)
  • Presenter/Faculty Coordinator of a poster presentation on digital humanities practicums with three ENGL 4300 students (Digital Humanities Summer Institute colloquium, University of Victoria: 2016)
  • Executive Producer of an experiential learning/community-building music video, "Hello Farewell" by rapping English majors Big Love and Kalvonix (Tetrafilms: 2015)
  • Moderator of a film studies panel at the 4th Annual Sociology Undergraduate Student Conference (KPU: 2014)
  • Alfred Hitchcock Panelist presenting “What’s on Your iPod, Norman Bates?: A&E’s Bates Motel and the Retconning of a Psycho” at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference (Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM: 2014)
  • Alfred Hitchcock & Film Theory Panelist presenting “Vertigo Under Surveillance: Deconstructing the ‘Apt Pupil’ of Hitchcockian Voyeurism”at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association conference (Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM: 2013) 
  • Moderator of Canadian literature panel on “Postmodernist Readings of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables” at the 2nd Annual Sociology Undergraduate Student Conference (Kwantlen Polytechnic University: 2012)
  • Executive Producer of the English Department's promotional video (Kwantlen Polytechnic University: 2011)
  • Co-facilitator of the three-day New Faculty Instructional Skills Workshop (Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, UBC: 2003)
  • Facilitator of "Using Creativity to Light the ‘Fire’ of Learning" PD workshop (Professional Development Support Services, Kwantlen Polytechnic University: 2003)
  • Co-producer and Post-production Manager of Supervision Scenes: Identifying Keys to Success video for graduate supervisors and students (Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth, UBC: 1998)
  • Webmaster for the English Department page (2002-present); the KDocs page (2015-present); and UBC's Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology's (formerly the Centre for Teaching & Academic Growth) website (1997-2000)

Special events

  • Presenter, "Film Study -- Black Comedy" for TALK (KPU Surrey, March 6 & 13, 2017)
  • Presenter at the Faculty of Arts AGM on "ENGL 4300: An Experimental Blend of Digital Humanities and Service Learning" (Melville Centre for Dialogue, KPU, September 1, 2016)
  • Speaker at the BCTLC's Festival of Learning on "Social Media Profiles: Best Practices for Mastering your Digital Footprint" (Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre, June 8, 2016)
  • Presenter, "Assembling Narrative Continuity: Editing Techniques in Alfred Hitchcock’s Experimental Films" for TALK (Richmond campus, April 6, 8 & 13, 2016)
  • Interviewee, ACA Media podcast, Episode 28 (Society for Cinema and Media Studies, February 2016)
  • Presenter, “Social Media Profiles: Strategies for Controlling Your Digital Footprint” (KPU Surrey campus, February 22, 23 & 24, 2016)
  • KDocs Community Outreach Coordinator & Facilitator, "A Screening of Andrew Rossi's Ivory Tower and Discussion Forum" (Langley Secondary School, November 27 and December 1, 2015)
  • Presenter, "Escape Route: North by Northwest and Auteurist Filmmaking" for TALK (Richmond campus, October 26 & November 2, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Cinéma Vérité: Disaster Filmmaking and the 9/11 Narrative” for TALK (Surrey campus, February 25 and March 4, 2015)
  • Coordinator, Frontier Poetics Rap Outreach Program (at various high schools in the KPU catchments, November 2014 – February 2015)
  • Coordinator, “The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of” rap performance and “Creating Outside the Box” spoken word panel discussion at WORD Vancouver (VPL Library Square, September 28, 2014)
  • Coordinator, Class Kings rap performance at TEDx @KPU (Surrey campus, September 27, 2014)
  • Coordinator, Class Kings rap performance at the Multicultural Heritage Festival (Richmond Cultural Centre, June 28, 2014)
  • Presenter, “The Post-romantic films of Richard Linklater” for TALK (Surrey campus, March 17, 19, 31, and April 1, 2014)
  • Presenter, “A Critical Study of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo” for TALK (Surrey campus, February 20 and 27, 2013)

 

  Awards

  • 0.6% Faculty Professional Development Fund grant to create digital objects for KDocs and the Social Justice Centre + take student researchers to present at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute and serve as area chair and panel moderator at the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association's conference (2016) and to launch an open-access film studies journal (2015)
  • Faculty of Arts Excellence & Advancement Funding (FAEAF) award for Frontier Poetics and Big Love & Kalvonix's music video, "Hello Farewell" (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2014)
  • Coca-Cola Project grant for Frontier Poetics (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 2014)

 

  coursework

  • Certification in online journal systems (Simon Fraser University's Public Knowledge Project School: 2016)
  • "Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir" certificate course with Dr. Richard L. Edwards (Ball State University/TCM: June-August 2015)
  • "Professionalizing the Early Career Digital Humanist: Strategies and Skills" led by Daniel Powell and Melissa Dalgleish at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (University of Victoria, June 15-19, 2015)
  • Liberal Studies courses on the architecture of France, the still-life in European art, Mandarin, and the history of men's fashion (University of British Columbia, 2010-2012)