Visiting Professor in American Studies
Qualifications: B.A.(Hons) Exeter University 1971; Ph.D. Exeter University 1977.
Present Appointment: Visiting Professor of Cultural History, University of Chichester
Management and Administrative Experience
2006-10: Head of Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham
2004ff.. Research Director, American and Canadian Studies, University of Birmingham
1998-99: Course Leader, MA in English Studies, Nottingham Trent University.
1997-2004: Research Leader, English Nottingham Trent University (2001: awarded RAE 5 rating)
1993-97: Head of English, Nottingham Trent University
1991-92: Senior Course Tutor, B.A. (Hons) Modern Studies Degree, Staffordshire University
1990-9: School Representative, Academic Board, Staffordshire University
Offices and positions held in Professional Organizations
2015ff.: Executive Board Member, European Beat Studies Network
2014-2015: President, Society for the Study of American Women Writers
2009-2015: Panel member, Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)
2007-2015: British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Executive Committee.
2007-2015: Panel Member, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
2004-2013: International Committee, American Studies Association (ASA)
2002ff.: Fellow, English Association
2002-2003: Founding Chair, UK Council of Area Studies Associations (UKCASA)
1998-2002: Executive Committee Member, British Association for American Studies
1993-1995: Executive Committee Member, Council for College and University English.