I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in rhetoric and writing at Michigan State University. My research looks at the digital composing practices of contemporary American poets. I’m also interested in digital and visual rhetoric, multimodal writing pedagogies, and creative writing studies.
I work as a graduate research assistant in charge of technology, media, and professional development in MSU’s Center for Applied Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities (CAITLAH). I'm also a graduate fellow in MSU’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities. I am the Creative Editor of the online refereed journal Technoculture, and I write for Inside Higher Ed‘s GradHacker blog.
Throughout my graduate career I’ve had the privilege of teaching a variety of college-level writing courses, including first-year composition, advanced composition, and the craft of poetry. I also taught creative nonfiction writing to gifted and talented junior high and high school aged students through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program for several years. I have taught in traditional, hybrid, and fully online classroom environments.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and completed my BA in English at Saint Vincent College. I have an MA in English from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from Bowling Green State University. In the fall of 2013, I will be joining the faculty of the University of Arkansas at Monticello as Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center, and Director of Composition.