I've directed many senior theses and UROP and SUROP projects on an array of topics, many but not all touching on aspects of the supernatural. Recently these have included the American ghost story, female epistemology in Milton's "Paradise Lost"; "Peter Pan" as initiation ritual; the sexual politics of the Harry Potter series; the gothic fiction of Ann Radcliffe; tarot and modernism; Alexander Pope and the problem of value; the Salem witch trials; and emotional hacking in modern Swedish fiction. I've also mentored a couple of short story collections. The variety in this list should tell you that I'm a bit of a generalist, and that more than the topic I am interested in the mind engaging it. When a courageous, good-hearted Anteater approaches me, I want to do all I can to help him or her personalize her undergraduate experience here.