Associate Professor of English
Phone: (931) 372-3818
I specialize in early American literature, specifically early American and nineteenth
century fiction. My research interests include gender & sexuality studies and queer
theory. I teach classes on early American women's writing and material culture, feminist
theory, life writing, and embodiment.
My work appears in Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Early American Literature, and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. It has been supported by fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia, The
Pennsylvania Historical Society, the Mellon Foundation, and the American Antiquarian
Administrative Associate 4
Phone: (931) 372-3364
I moved to Tennessee in 2014 to attend Tennessee Tech University, and have lived in
Cookeville ever since. Originally, I am from a small ski town in northern New Hampshire
located within Mount Washington Valley. In my spare time you can find me working on
my newest cross stitch, embroidery, or small stitch work project. My other time is
spent with Dean and Walter, my two pit bull mix fur-babies! We are either playing
frisbee or walking at Cane Creek Park.
I am very proud to be involved with Tennessee Tech's Women's Center, and to be actively
working towards achieving our mission of gender equity across campus and our community.
Our Student Staff
Liz Andrews (she/her)
Liz is studying Sociology with minors in Women and Gender Studies and Psychology.
She started working with the WMC in Fall 2022. She says "My favorite part about working at the WMC is feeling like I get to make a difference
on my own campus. Working in a safe and supportive environment and providing educational
opportunities for everyone across campus has become very important to me."
Lilly Davis (she/her)
Lilly is a Human Ecology major with a Concentration in Human Development and Family
Sciences and has worked with the Women’s Center since Fall 2020. Her favorite part
of working in the center is being able to help with the events the center puts on,
because she gets to spread awareness on issues people face.
Rachel Flowers (she/her)
Rachel's major is Agribusiness Management with a minor in Environmental Sustainability.
Her first semester with the WMC is Spring 2023, and she
loves the amazing people she gets to work with and has really enjoyed managing the
social media for the WMC.
Savannah Hunter (she/they)
Savannah is studying History with a minor in Art History, Women and Gender studies,
and Race and Ethnic Studies. She has worked with the WMC since Fall 2021, and her
favorite part about working here is getting to advocate for women and be a safe space
Aislynn Martin (she/her)
Aislynn is majoring in Exercise Science, Concentrated in Pre-Physician Assistance,
with a minor in Biology. She has worked with the WMC since Fall of 2021, and her favorite
part of working here is providing educational materials and resources for students
that involve aspects of their health. She's enjoyed helping people learn more about
mental health support, breast cancer prevention and detection, STD prevention, and
putting an end to Period Poverty.
Nicki Parish (she/her)
Nicki is a graduate student studying English Professional and Technical Communication
and has worked with the WMC since Fall of 2021. Her favorite part about working at
the WMC is the people she has met and editing our semesterly journal, Attune.