- Ph.D. Georgia State University, 1997
- M.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1993
- B. A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1989
Areas of Interest
- Assessment Practices
- ePortfolios and Digital Composing
- Writing About Writing
- Translingual Pedagogies
- Professional Development in Writing Programs
Selected Publications and Presentations
“Re-Imagined Landscapes: Writing Pedagogies for Multilingual Spaces.” National Writing Project Spring Conference, UNC Charlotte, NC April, 2013.
“Class Work is ’Real’ Work: Translingual Bridges in First-Year Composition.” Symposium on Teaching Writing, NC State, February 2013.
“Beyond Formalism: Writing Studies and Inquiry in First-Year Writing at UNC Charlotte.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Durham, NC November 2012.
“(Im)material Consequences: Constructivist Resistance in the Objectivist Economy of First-Year Writing.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, University of Louisville, KY, October 2012.
“Teaching Writing: Professional Development in First-Year Writing Instruction – Roundtable Discussion.” Carolinas Writing Program Administrators Annual Meeting in the Middle. Charlotte, NC, February 2012.
“Professional Development: We Know It Matters, So How Can We Make It Happen?” Symposium on Teaching Writing, NC State, February 2012.
“Making it Happen: Creating Time, Space, and Incentives for Professional Development by FYW Instructors.” Roundtable Discussion. South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2011.
"Tenure-Track to Mommy-Track: In Search of My Scholarly Self.” Parenting and Professing: Balancing Family Work with an Academic Career. Ed. R. Hile Bassett. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt UP, June 2005. 56-60.
“Drinking Under Twenty-One: It’s Time to End the Debate.” The Longwood Guide to Writing, 2nd ed. Eds. Ronald F. Lunsford and Bill Bridges. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon , 2002. 400-05.
“A Context for Argument: Julie Townsend and Janice Rieman Discuss Their Own Writing Processes.” Instructor’s Resource Manual for The Longwood Guide to Writing. Eds. Ronald F. Lunsford and Bill Bridges. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon , 2002. 125-42.
“Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.” Beacham’s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction. 15 (2001): 423-29.
“Krispy Kreme: From Down Home Doughnuts to Uptown Trend." Popular Culture Association in the South / American Culture in the South. Charlotte, NC, October 2002.
“Marsha Norman’s ‘night Mother: A Mother-Daughter Clashing of World Views.” 24th Annual Comparative Drama Conference. Ohio State University, April 2000.
“Childhoods Revisited in Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride.” II Conference on English and American Studies. Small Worlds: Visions of Childhood in Contemporary Literature in English. University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain), March 2000.
“Remembrances of Childhood in Margaret Atwood’s Fiction.” 20th-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville, February 1999.
- UWRT 1101: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I
- UWRT 1102: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts II
- UWRT 1103: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II
- English 1103: University Honors Program
- English 1101X: College Writing
- English 2100: Writing About Literature
- LBST 2212: Canadian Literature and Culture
- English 3300: Survey of American Literature
- American Studies 3000: The 1950s in America
- American Studies 3000: The 1980s in America
- UNC Charlotte since 2007
- Associate Coordinator of University Writing Program, 2011-present