I am an Associate Professor of Writing in the Department of Writing at Loyola University Maryland. I teach first-year writing, rhetoric, website design and creation, and professional and technical writing. In addition, I serve as the writing department internship coordinator, and I teach the writing internship courses. I also write articles and books based on my work and my service.
- PhD in English: Rhetoric and Composition, Purdue University, 2010
- MA in English: Composition and Professional Writing, Virginia Tech, 2003
- BA in English: Professional Writing, Virginia Tech, 2000
- AS in General Studies, Northern Virginia Community College, 1996
My approach to teaching uses rhetorical theory, technology, empirical research, and civic engagement. In my classes, you will learn how to respond to different rhetorical situations and write in multiple genres.
My co-authored textbook Read, Reason, Write aligns with my teaching philosophy.
My research focuses on building reciprocal college-community partnerships. To foster these partnerships, I use empirical methods to develop, assess, and revise projects.
My co-authored scholarly book Partners in Literacy discusses my research.
My service focuses on fostering positive change in our communities, both on and off campus. I follow Ernest L. Boyer’s engaged scholarship model that combines teaching, research, and community service.
My co-edited book Commitment to Justice supports my service.
Map of Baltimore from Johns Hopkins University Special Collections.