This year I'll be directing our Writing Across the Curriculum, or WAC, program. Before serving as Chair of the English department from 2011-2014, I directed our Writing Center (2000-2011) and the WAC Program (2000-2005). If there's an initiative on campus related to writing, I'm probably involved in it. I also work with our CALT majors (teachers in training), and I'm especially passionate about teaching and learning with multilingual students. I teach a wide range of courses, including Writing Creative Nonfiction, Academic Writing, First Term Seminar, and Adolescent Literature and Literacy. I'm especially excited about a new course this spring called Writing and Nonprofits. I am interested in the relationship between writing and identity, and I'm currently working on a project that involves teaching pilot sections of First Term Seminar (FTS) designed specifically for multilingual students. I studied Rhetoric and Composition in graduate school, and my real passion is teaching writing--all kinds of writing--to all sorts of students. I also write poetry and creative nonfiction. My first chapbook of poems, Chasing Northern Lights, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2012, and I published two pieces of creative nonfiction in 2015. Now I'm hard at work on a book-length collection of poems, as well as an article titled "Rhetorical Push and Pull: A Case Study of Multilingual Writers at a Small Private College." In my other life, I'm the mother of three boys who keep me very, very busy.
B.A. Virginia Tech; M.A. Virgina Tech; Ph.D. Ohio State University
|Synonym||Title||Times Taught||Terms Taught|
|ENG-212||Academic Writing||11||2014/SP, 2013/SP, 2011/FA, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2008/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, and 2001/SP|
|FTS-100||FTS:Why Multi Matters||11||2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2010/FA, 2009/FA, 2008/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2001/FA, and 2000/FA|
|ENG-256||Creative Nonfiction||7||2013/FA, 2011/FA, 2009/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, and 2002/SP|
|ENG-237||Adolescent Literature||6||2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2009/SP, 2007/SP, and 2001/SP|
|ENG-247||Teaching Writing||5||2014/SP, 2012/SP, 2010/SP, 2004/SP, and 2003/SP|
|ENG-397||Methods and Materials of Secondary Education||4||2007/JN, 2005/JN, 2002/JN, and 2001/JN|
|ENG-399||Senior Seminar||3||2011/SP, 2006/FA, and 2004/SP|
|ENG-268||Career Exploration||3||2006/JN, 2003/JN, and 2001/JN|
|ENG-244||Special Topic: Tutoring Writing||2||2011/SP and 2009/FA|
|FTS-100||First Term Seminar Lab||1||2010/FA|
|ENG-114||Art of Interpretation||1||2009/SP|
|ENG-257||Women's Hybrid Genres||1||2003/JN|
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