• Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Master's Degree program to complete in 2011.
• University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts in 1992, Major in Film and Video Studies. James B. Angell Scholar
• Universitaet Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany. Attended in 1990-1991 scholastic year, studied Art History and German.
WRITINGS: Books: • A Critical History and Filmography of Toho's Godzilla Series: Revised Edition (McFarland, 2010) • J-Horror: The Ring, The Grudge, and Beyond (Vertical, 2007) • The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse (McFarland & Co, 2001) • Homicide: Life on the Street--The Unofficial Companion (Renaissance Books, 1998) • A Critical History and Filmography of Toho’s Godzilla Series (McFarland & Co, 1997) • "The Secret History of Gallic Horror Movies," included in the compendium Fear Without Frontiers, edited by Steven Schneider (FAB Press, 2002) • "The Long Arm of Fantomas," included in the compendium Third Person: Authoring and Exploring Vast Narratives, edited by Pat Harrigan (MIT Press, 2009) Articles: • It's Not Too Late: Virus vs. Day of Resurrection (Video Watchdog, Number 155, March 2010) • Stranger Than Truth: The Rise of Fictuality (Video Watchdog, Number 149, May 2009) • Georges Melies: The First Man on the Moon (Video Watchdog, Number 145, November 2008) • Untrue West: The True Story of Karl May (Filmfax, Number 110, April-June 2006) • Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema: a brief introduction to the world of Jean Rollin (Kino Eye, Vol 2 Issue 7, April 2002) • Fantomas, An Appreciation (Scarlet Street, Issue 44) • The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press (Scarlet Street, Issue 43) • The Fall and Rise of The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (Video Watchdog, Issue 62) • Bluebeard: The Most Sinister Love Story Ever Told! (Filmfax, Issue 77) • Misfits Unite! Orson Welles, Jess Franco, and Don Quixote (Filmfax, Issue 77) • Ganja & Hess Undead (Video Watchdog, Issue 47) • Seven vs. Dr. Phibes (Midnight Marquee Monsters, Issue 61) • The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuse (Midnight Marquee Monsters, issue 58) • Godzilla vs. the Film Industry (G-Fan, Issue 17) • The Americanization of Godzilla 1985 (G-Fan, Issue 20) • The Disney-Toho Conspiracy (G-Fan, issue 25)
DVD liner notes and commentary tracks: • City Girl--Blu-Ray audio commentary, 2010 • The Fritz Lang Dr. Mabuse Collection: Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, and The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse--DVD audio commentaries, 2009 • The Finances of the Grand Duke--DVD audio commentary, 2009 • Three's a Crowd--DVD audio commentary, 2008 • Scarlet Street--DVD audio commentary, 2007 • Ghidrah the Three Headed Monster--DVD audio commentary, 2006 • A Submarine Pirate--DVD audio commentary included in AMERICAN SLAPSTICK, 2006 • The Strange Woman--DVD audio commentary, 2005 • Eyes Without a Face--DVD liner notes, 2004 • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse--DVD audio commentary, 2004 • Dr. Mabuse der Spieler--DVD audio commentary, 2001 • The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse--DVD audio commentary, 2000 • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse--DVD audio commentary, 2000 • Gamera vs. Guillon--VHS liner notes Additional Writing: • Staff writer for The Comedy Company, a live comedy troupe at the University of Michigan (1989-1990, 1991-1992). • Staff writer for The Michigan Delay, a satirical biweekly in Ann Arbor, Michigan (1988-1989).
• Teacher's aide, elementary grades, Aquinas Montessori, Alexandria, Virginia (2006-2007). • After-care supervisor, Aquinas Montessori, Alexandria, Virginia (2005-2006). • Member of the Board of Directors of The Bloomington Playwrights Project, one of Indiana’s most esteemed theater companies (1995-1996).