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 English in the Department of Language and Literature 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.