|Position||Director of Undergraduate
|Office Location||McMicken Hall Room 367|
I spent the first 12 years of my career as a professional writer and editor in marketing and public relations, and then began teaching full-time in the College of Arts & Sciences in 2001. I am Editor of Queen City Writers, a journal of undergraduate writing and composing. My own work has been published in journals such as English Journal, CEA Forum, and The Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, and by trade magazines such as Writer's Digest school publications and Byline magazine for writers. My chapter “Harnessing Technology to Help Students Reveal an Authentic Research Process: Pictorial and Video Research Steps” appears in the book Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience. My textbook, Sports Talk, was published by Pearson Longman in fall of 2008. My interests include visual rhetoric; the rhetoric of sports; historical rhetoric, especially that related to 9/11 and contemporary history; online writing instruction; and public composing in digital spaces such as blogs and videos.
Recent publications include articles for English Journal, the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts, the blog Interesting Literature, the newsletter of the American Association of University Professors UC chapter; and MissHeard Magazine.
Recent presentations at regional and national conferences have focused on revision, online writing instruction, strengthening the research essay assignment, public writing and engagement, and analyzing historical texts in the classroom.
Recent service to my department, university, and community includes service on: Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee; Teaching & Technology Committee; Learning Communities Peer Leader Training Faculty Connections Panel; Athletics Advisory Council; Faculty Senate Information Technologies Committee; University Libraries Committee; University Branding Committee; Calendar & Examinations Committee; and Youth Staff Advisory Committee at Lakeside Christian Church.