• Ph.D. in English (emphasis in Rhetoric and Writing), May 2014
    University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • M.A. in English (emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition), May 2006
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
  • B.A. in English, May 2003
    Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Teaching Positions

  • Writing Center Faculty, 2017 – present, Western Governors University, Online
  • Adjunct Professor, Degree Programs, Fall 2015 – Spring 2017, Colorado Heights University, Denver, Colorado
  • Assistant Instructor, Department of Rhetoric & Writing, Fall 2008 – Fall 2012
    University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Teaching Assistant, English Department, Fall 2007 – Spring 2008
    University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • Instructor, English Department, Fall 2006 – Spring 2007
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
  • Teaching Assistant, English Department, Fall 2004 – Spring 2006
    Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Teaching Experience

  • Revision and Proofreading Strategies: A webinar supporting learner growth in strategies used to revise and edit writing.
  • APA Open Doors: A webinar providing an overview of APA style citation and answering student questions
  • Writing for IT Students: A webinar supporting students working in the College of Information
  • English Composition I (ENG 121): First-year introduction to college writing and rhetorical awareness
  • English Composition II (ENG 122): Introduction to academic research writing
  • Business Writing (BUS 117): A course focused on genres, style, correctness and ethics as relevant for business writing
  • Audience & Argumentation (RHE 330E): Upper-division course in advanced rhetorical theory
  • Topics in Writing (Rhetoric 309K): Topics in rhetoric (topic was the rhetoric of church & state)
  • Critical Reading and Persuasive Writing (Rhetoric 309S): Course in critical reading and persuasive writing
  • Rhetoric and Writing (Rhetoric 306): First year course that introduces rhetorical theory and research writing
  • Writing and Rhetorical Conventions (English 301): Course focused on argumentation and style
  • Writing and Research (English 201): Course focused on incorporating primary and secondary research into writing
  • Introductory Writing (English 101): First year course that introduces academic discourse conventions

Tutoring Experience

  • Writing Center Consultant, Ashford University: Provided online feedback for drafts in progress
  • Undergraduate Writing Center Consultant, University of Texas: Provided one-on-one writer-directed writing consultations
  • Writing Tutor for WWAMI Basic Medical Science’s U-DOC Program: Facilitated high school students’ writing during a summer enrichment program
  • English 102 Tutor, Washington State University: Small group tutorials intended to provide additional assistance for English 101 students through peer review facilitated by the tutor


  • “Uneasy Transitions Between Sacred and Secular: Investigating the Unacknowledged Operation of Religious Privilege in Writing Studies.”
    Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, Mo., March 2012
  • “Joyful Noise or Hostile Jeer? Using New Media to Cultivate Religious Pluralism in the Writing Classroom.”
    Computers and Writing, Ann Arbor, Mi., May 2011
  • “Rhetoric, dialectic and derailment in church-state arguments.”
    Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation, Windsor, On., June 2009
  • “Dousing the Flames without Extinguishing the Light: Strategies for Moderating Online Asynchronous Communication.”
    Computers and Writing, Athens, Ga., May 2008
  • “Avoiding Exclusion:  Speaking With Audiences of Privilege About Diversity.”
    Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, Il., March 2006

Administrative Positions

  •  Assistant Director, Department of Rhetoric and Writing, University of Texas, Fall 2010- Spring 2013

Professional Service

  • Contributor and copy editor The Guide to Writing and Citing, 2021
  • Writing Process webinar series revision, 2020
  • Writing Center training materials revision, 2019
  • Developed and produced How Grammarly Can Help instructional video, 2018
  • Writing feedback and assessment workshop, Colorado Heights University, fall 2015
  • First Year Forum Text Selection Committee, University of Texas, spring semesters 2009 – 2011
  • Staffing for 2008 International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, May 2008
  • Graduate Student Representative to Composition Committee, Washington State University, 2005-2006