My Professional Work

Currently Assistant Professor of English at Saint Leo University, I teach composition courses, including Developmental Writing and Academic Writing.

Previously, I taught courses for the University of Central Florida’s Department of Writing & Rhetoric, including Intro to Writing Studies and Research as Genuine Inquiry. Both courses emphasized genre awareness and rhetorical flexibility.

For nearly a dozen years, I taught high-school freshman English, including the fundamentals of literature, composition, grammar, and communication.

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I hold a Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida’s Texts and Technology program. My dissertation examined hybridity in composition courses, showing how the various interfaces of hybrid classes and the expectations of students and instructors work to co-create the nature of the writing class in multiple modalities.

I serve as Managing Editor for Hybrid Pedagogy, an online journal of learning, teaching, and technology; I've published a number of articles there, as well.

I write occasionally on my blog, Thinking Allowed, where I test presentation ideas or collect notes from my research.

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My interest in curriculum design and program development (which started with the coursework for my degree in curriculum and instruction) has led me to join various committees and teams to create, develop, and assess first-year writing courses.

I have participated in ongoing program revision planning within UCF’s Department of Writing & Rhetoric, including our recent efforts to shape how online components are offered in our first-year composition classes.

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Looking for a brief summary of my work and history? My CV can be downloaded as a PDF or viewed as a webpage.
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