- Currently, PhD student at NCSU. Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media.
- M.A. in English, summa cum laude, emphasis in Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2012.
- Linguistics Institute. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011.
- B.A. in English, summa cum laude, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010.
- Senior Lecturer | Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
- Active Learning Academy Leader | Center for Teaching and Learning
- Quality Matters Master Reviewer (Nationally Certified)
- Rhetoric and Composition
- Digital Making
- Genre Studies
- Glitch Theory
- Creative Nonfiction
- Rhetorical attunement: Roughing the scale (Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, Spring 2022)
- Hello form the other side (2017). RE: Composing, A journal by writers for writers. UNCC Writing Studies Journal.
- Review: A Rhetoric of Reflection, Kathleen Blake Yancey ed. (2016) for the Journal of Writing Assessment Reading List (reviews found here). May 2017.
- Co-authored with Boyd Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte & Margaret Maclagan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Pragmatics in dementia discourse: Advances in pragmatics and discourse analysis. “‘Aw, so how’s your day going’?: Ways that Persons with Dementia Keep their Conversational Partner Involved.” Cambridge Scholar Publishing. 83-116, 2013.
- “The Autonomy of Language in Children’s Literature: Three Stages of Metalinguistic Scaffolding.” Linguistic Society of America, 36 (2). 55-65. 2012.
- Proceedings Editor. Evidence, Persuasion & Diversity. Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference, Vol. 12 (2020). University of Windsor.
- RE: Composing, A journal by writers for writers. UNCC Writing Studies Journal. Vol. 1 and 2 (2017, 2019)
- Concurrent Panel with Tony Scott, Syracuse University, and Ligia Mitut, Barry University. “Attunement, Performance, and Valuation Across the Scales of Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburg, PA. March 2019.
- Concurrent Panel with Cat Mahaffey and Ashlyn Walden, UNC Charlotte. “The Cart Before the Horse: One Program’s Missteps in Shifting to OWI.” Global Society of Online Literacy Education Online Conference. January, 2019.
- “Restructuring Writing Programs in the Age of Austerity.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. University of Louisville, KY. October, 2018.
- “The Knot-work of Digital Portfolios: An Analysis of Genre Chains and Reflection” for the Conference on College Composition and Communication Convention, Portland, Oregon. March 2017.
- Co-presenter with Tony Scott, Syracuse University, NY; and Nancy Welch, University of Vermont, Burlington. “A land Without a People: How Composition’s Naturalistic Metaphors Leave the Body Behind.” The Public Work of Composition, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 15, 2013.
- Co-presenter with Boyd Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Margaret Maclagan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. “Ways that Persons with Dementia Keep their Conversational Partner Involved.” Pragmatics Conference of the Americas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Oct. 21, 2012.
- “Knotlinging: Linguistics from the Network to the Knotwork.” Pragmatics Conference of the Americas, UNC Charlotte, Oct. 20, 2012.
- “Children’s Literature, Autonomy, and Metalinguistic Scaffolding.” Children’s Literature Association, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. 2011.
- “A Linguistic Approach to Children’s Literature.” Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. Calloway Gardens, GA, 2011.
- “The Phases, Stages, and Spaces of Kabuki and Shakespeare: An Intercultural Contact Zone.” University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2011.
- “A Discourse Analysis Approach to (Re)Considering and Analyzing the ways Writing Tutors Work: Controlling Power and the Power to Control” English Graduate Student Association, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2010.
Awards, Funded Projects, Grants:
- Online Course Designer Project. Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte, 2018.
- Curriculum Redesign Grant, with Joan Mullin, Ron Lunsford, Albert Wray, and Malcolm Campbell, “Building a Sustainable, Effective, First Year Writing Curriculum” Responding to Changing Demographics and Challenges,” UNC Charlotte. Provost Award Grant.
- Blair Rudes Award for Excellence in Linguistics, Department of English, UNC Charlotte, 2010.
- LBST 2301: Critical Thinking and Communications (section focus, The Rhetoric of Popular Music)
- UWRT 1103: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II
- WRDS 1104: Writing and Inquiry in Academic Contexts I & II with Studio