"But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in."
-The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, 2008, Junot Díaz
- B.A., Rockhurst University, 1999
- M.A., Creighton University, 2001
- Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2007
Dr. Arthur specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature and culture. His research interests include documentary art, the Beats, transpacific fiction, and contemporary regionalism. He is a Regional Delegate for the Modern Language Association.