Assistant Teaching Professor
Although I have been teaching in North Carolina classrooms for nearly twenty years, I began teaching at Wake Forest University in 2021. Before joining the Writing Program at Wake, I served as a writing faculty member and WAC consultant at Fairfield University in Connecticut. I earned my PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at NC State University and my areas of research include critical digital pedagogy, writing in the 21st century, writing across the curriculum, and empirical research methodologies in composition.
In my writing courses, I engage my students by exploring the theories and processes of rhetoric and composition in their everyday lives, in their discipline, and in digital writing spaces. I engage these primary frameworks so students can develop both authority and accountability for their writing. I believe it is vital that we provide students with the necessary tools to address writing situations in new contexts rather than provide them with formats to follow for specific instances. By practicing adaptability and accountability, students are more likely to transfer the knowledge they gain in their writing courses to new writing situations across the university and in their professional lives. I strive to create a classroom community built on inclusivity and accessibility while challenging my students to explore writing and rhetoric in their daily lives, to practice critical thinking, and to engage 21st century writing processes.