I am a teacher-scholar of composition studies. Specifically, I am interested in digital literacies, the transfer of writing knowledge, writing program administration, and writing pedagogy.
As of fall of 2018, I am thrilled to start the next phase of my career as Director of Composition and Assistant Professor of Literature & Language at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. I look forward to teaching first-year writing and mentoring graduate student teaching assistants while collaborating with the dedicated writing faculty to develop the writing program.
For the past five years, I have had the privilege of working with student writers at the University of Michigan as an instructor in the English Department Writing Program and as a researcher at the Sweetland Center for Writing. At Michigan, I collaboratively published on the role of composition instructors’ class identities in first-year composition and the experiences of transfer students adjusting to college writing at Michigan.
Before I came to Michigan, I earned my MA in Rhetoric and Writing in the English department at the University of New Mexico. At UNM, I was worked as an instructor and as TA Mentor in the Core Writing program, and I was also involved with the pilot of the eComp online writing program. With the eComp team, I published collaboratively on professional development for online writing instructors and the affordances of online learning environments for teaching/learning multimodal composition.
I grew up in Seattle, where I played music, made coffee, and earned an AA at North Seattle Community College and a double-degree (two BAs) in English and Women Studies at the University of Washington. At UW, I was fortunate enough to work as a peer tutor at the English Department Writing Center and at the Odegaard Research and Writing Center.
When I’m not teaching or researching writing and writing instruction, I am most likely writing music, watching horror films, or fawning over my chihuahua, Biscuit.