Area of Interest medieval language and rhetoric; technical writing
Awards & Honors ATLAS Grant, 2008-2009; ; LSU Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award, 2009;
Tiger Athletic Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008; Co-Director, Louisiana
Shakespeare Project, 2005-09, LSU Faculty Research Grant and Board of Regents Grants,
2005-2006; Department Chair, 1998-2004. Selected Publications Books: Middle Class Writing in Late Medieval London, 1275-c. 1520 (2011); The Chancery
under Henry V (1999); An Anthology of Chancery English , co-auth. (1984).
"Form and Persuasion by Elizabeth Stonor and English Women's Letters, 1399-c.1530,"Women's
Letters Across Europe, 1400-1700 , ed. Jane Couchman and Ann Crabb (Ashgate, 2006)
The Ars Dictaminis , the Formulary, and Medieval Epistolary Manuals, Letter-Writing
Manuals from Antiquity to the Present, (2007);The Fading of the Ars Dictaminis in
England, 1470-1560, Rhetorica (2001); "Women, Commerce, and Rhetoric in Late Medieval
Listening to their Voices: Essays on the Rhetorical Activities of Historical Women (1997);
"Women Commercial Writers of Late Medieval England," Disputatio (1996); "Power Relations,
Technical Writing Theory, and Workplace Writing," Journal of Business and Technical
Writing , co-auth. (1993); "Early Equity Judges: Keepers of the Rolls in Chancery,
1415-1437," American Journal of Legal History (1992).