PhD, Education, Teaching and Learning Processes, University of Missouri-St. Louis
MA, English, Composition and Rhetoric, University of Missouri-St. Louis
BA, English, Journalism, Fontbonne University, St. Louis
Hello! I am an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Writing Center Coordinator at the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
I teach a variety of composition and rhetoric courses at UMSL, including Technical Writing, Writing in the Sciences, as well as courses in professional literacies and digital humanities. I’m also a faculty mentor and professor in the UMSL DBA Program, where I work with students beginning their dissertation work. My courses offer students macrolevel perspectives exploring how and why writing happens, as well as practical tools to use language with purpose, communicating clearly and accurately. In recent years, my students have been exploring how discourse is shaped to assert authority and power in various social environments, particularly in digital spaces.
Apart from teaching, I am also the Coordinator for UMSL’s Writing Center, where I work closely with a staff of amazing writing consultants and students at developing a fun and engaging community and culture of writing and academic literacy on the UMSL campus.
My research and work often center on digital rhetoric and online communication, discourse analysis, and writing center studies.