Portrait of Author

My Curriculum Vitae is available to be viewed either in HTML format or as a downloadable PDF.

Since 2013, I have been an assistant professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in composition, technical writing, business/professional writing, composition pedagogy, rhetoric and technology, and experiments in digital composing.

I am humbled to have been awarded the 2013-2014 William Richey Faculty Mentor Award by The Graduate English Association of the University of South Carolina.

In May 2013, I graduated from North Carolina State University and joined the faculty of the Department of English Language and Literature and the University of South Carolina.

I am honored to have been recognized as one of the recipients of the North Carolina State University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for the 2010-2011 school year (more information about this award and receipt is available via the CRDM Wordpress blog).

I received my M.A. in English Literature (with a concentration in British literature) from North Carolina State University (2007) as well. My B.A. is in English from East Carolina University (2003).

From 2005-2013, I have served as a composition instructor in North Carolina State University's First-Year Writing Program (FYWP), although in recent years I've also taught upper-level courses in writing and rhetoric focusing on technical communication, rhetorically-informed design, and humanities-oriented computing.

For the 2010-2011 year, I served as the program's graduate assistant director along with fellow CRDM student Kati Fargo. As part of the program, I have been lucky enough to be involved in the development of technology-friendly and innovative learning environments used by the program - most notably, a classroom in which students utilize their own laptops to learn about and practice academic writing and research.