Ph.D., Old and Middle English Literature, granted by Cornell University (2008)

Dissertation: Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance (winner of the D. Simon Evans prize for Medieval studies and published by Edwin Mellen, 2010)

MFA, Fiction Writing, granted by Cornell University (2005)
MA, English Literature and Creative Writing, granted by Florida Statue University (2003)
Bachelor’s of Business Administration, granted by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, magna cum laude (1997)

Current Position

Misty currently teaches Composition and coordinates the Writing Center at Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, IA, one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

To arrange for a guest lecture or visit to your classroom, contact Misty.

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor of English, Humanities Division, Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, ID (2008-2012)

President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012)

Classes taught:

  • Senior Research Seminar, English 498/499
  • Renaissance Literature, English 451
  • Medieval Literature, English 433
  • History and Structure of the English Language, English 431
  • Literary Theory, English 372
  • Shakespeare, English 320/Theater 322
  • Intermediate/Advanced Fiction, English 312/412
  • Intermediate/Advanced Creative Nonfiction, English 309/409
  • British Literature Survey II, English 268
  • British Literature Survey I, English 267
  • Beginning Fiction Workshop, English 212
  • Beginning Creative Nonfiction, English 209
  • Research Writing, English 102
  • Beginning Composition, English 101

Classes taught  at Cornell University:

As graduate student instructor:

  • Introductory Creative Writing
  • First-year writing, “Modernizing the Medieval”
  • First-year writing, “Heroes, Gods, and Legends”

As teaching assistant:

  • Shakespeare

As reader:

  • Creative Writing/Cornell in Rome, summer 2007
  • English Literary Tradition: 18th – 20th Centuries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Chaucer