Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Director
Ph.D., Miami University
I teach classes in first-year composition, rhetorical theory, and business/professional writing. In these classes, I like to provide space for students to tailor assignments to fit their interests. While I may assign a specific style or genre of writing that shows students have learned the skills of the course, they get to decide what topics they want to explore. If inquiry begins with the student, they will be more invested in their work.
Outside of the classroom, I continue to support writing across the curriculum as the Writing Center Director. No matter what major a student chooses, they will have to write—lab reports, marketing plans, reading responses—and The Writing Center is available to help all students navigate the writing process to become better, more confident writers.
As a former English as a Second Language instructor, I am particularly interested in the institutional rhetorics surrounding international students, and I have conducted research exploring international students’ perceptions of racism and the creation of international student identity during their orientation to college life. I have presented this research at major national and international conferences, including TESOL International, CCCC, and RSA.
- ENG 415: Writing and Rhetoric
- ENG 370: Professional Writing
- ENG 304: Business Communication
- ENG 195: Special Topics (English Skills)
- ENG 112: Writing II
- ENG 111: Writing I
- ENG 090: Basic Writing