Associate Professor of English & Director of Writing
Office: Maguire Hall 117
University of Michigan: Ph.D. in English & Education
Boston College: M.A. in English
University of California, Berkeley: B.A. in English
English 101: College English; English 102: Intermediate Composition; English 200: Argument & Evidence; English 203: American Autobiographies; English 332: American Lit to 1900; English 346: Gender & Lit.
Teaching and Research Interests
Composition and rhetoric, American literature, fandoms and participatory cultures.
Writing in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Instruction, Practice, and Theory
This interdisciplinary series responds to the ever-changing educational landscape of the 21st century with practical writing support for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. This series offers material for a variety of courses: textbooks and resources for creative writing, composition, and literary studies classrooms; support guides for writing-intensive non-English courses; and resources aimed at supporting professional activities, such as grant writing and assessment reports. The broad scope of the series invites books on new approaches to established topics, such as teaching training, writing center pedagogy, and the use of technology as well as evolving and emerging topics, such as gamification, social media and writing, studies in language and power, writing across the disciplines at the graduate level, literacy councils, imagination and creative development, plagiarism studies, and writing competition.
Writing Places (2nd edition)
Part of the Longman Topics reader series, Writing Places encourages students to examine the locations that define their past, present and future. As students begin to think critically and to write about these places, they realize that location is an enormous part of identity — both personally and academically.