Completed Doctoral studies, University of South Carolina
M.A. University of North Carolina Charlotte
B.A. Queens University (Charlotte, NC)
Areas of Interest
- Genre Studies
- Multimodal Composing
- Holocaust Writing
Selected Publications and Presentations
“This is All Well and Good, BUT . . .?” [Monolingual Teachers in Multilingual Writing Classrooms]. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March, 2014.
“Social Constructs of “Good” Writing: The “Hows” and “Whys” of Genre Theory.” With Kendra Andrews. NCETA. Wilmington, NC. October 2013.
“Meeting in the Middle.” Carolinas WPA, Charlotte, NC. February, 2012.
“Professional Development in the First-Year Writing Program.” SAMLA. Atlanta, GA. November, 2011.
Wertz-Orbaugh, Tonya L. “Catharine Amy Dawson Scott.” Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets. Ed. William B. Thesing. Dictionary of Literary Biography: Volume 240. Detroit and San Francisco : The Gale Group, 2001. 246-51.
- First-Year Writing (UWRT 1103/1104): Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I and II
Professional Appointments & University Service
- UNC Charlotte since 2008
- Faculty Advisor: Chi Omega Fraternity, 2008 to present
- LBST Pilot Administration, Spring 2009 to Spring 2010
- Co-Coordinator of First-Year Writing, Spring 2010—Spring 2013
- UNC Charlotte Greek Week Faculty Award, April 2008
- Irene D. Elliott Teaching Award, Department of English. University of South Carolina , 2002
- Outstanding Faculty Member. Towers Residence Halls. University of South Carolina , 2002
- Holocaust Educators Network Fellowship
- National Writing Project