I am an Associate Professor of Writing in the Writing Department at Loyola University Maryland. Using civic engagement and service-learning, I teach first-year writing, rhetoric, web writing, and professional and technical writing. In addition, I serve as the writing department internship coordinator, and I teach the writing internship courses. In spring 2018, I am serving as Acting Writing Center Director. I also write articles and books based on my teaching, research, and service.
Please join me at the 2018 CCCC for my panel "It's Who You Meet Along the Way: Civic Engagement and Citizenship," session H.48 on Friday, March 16 from 12:30-1:45 in the Marriott Downtown: Lester Young B. In my talk “Closing the Loop: Using Mixed-Methods Research to Assess Civic Engagement,” I'll be presenting the final results of my 7-year community-based literacy research project in Baltimore.
- 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 teaching focuses on rhetorical theory, technology, empirical research, and civic engagement. In my classes, students learn how to respond to 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 civic engagement. I follow Ernest L. Boyer’s model that combines community-oriented teaching, research, and service.
My co-edited book Commitment to Justice supports my service.
Map of Baltimore from Johns Hopkins University Special Collections.