Professor of English and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Salem State University, and habilitated Professor in the Polish Academy. Secondary appointment at Wyższa Szkoła Ekonomiczno-Humanistyczna, Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Former Professor of English and Director, The Honors College, Oakland University, Michigan. My teaching interests are Victorian literature and culture, and Anglo-Phone Caribbean literature. Author of several books, including Gerard Manley Hopkins and His Contemporaries: Liddon, Newman, Darwin, and Pater (1994), Victorian Religious Discourse: New Directions in Criticism (2004), Science, Religion, and Natural Theology, volume 3 of the 8 volumes Victorian and Science and Literature (Pickering & Chatto, 2011), and The Sermons and Religious Writings, volume 5 of the 8 volumes The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). Publications also appear in such journals as Victorian Poetry, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, the Carlyle Studies Annual, the Dickens Studies Annual, Renascence, Studies in Browning, Times Literary Supplement, and The Hopkins Quarterly. Member of the editorial boards of Victorian Poetry, the Dickens Studies Annual, The Hopkins Quarterly, Mind, Bielsko-Biala, Poland, and Aracne: English Literature and Culture, Rome, Italy.