Welcome to my digital CV!
My work utilizes visual rhetoric and challenging texts to help students build generative habits of mind. These habits help students adapt to difficult reading experiences and produce more nuanced writing.
Indiana University Bloomington
PhD in ENGLISH
Dissertation in Composition/Rhetoric
"Productive Discomfort, Reading, and Writing in FYC"
Minor in Pedagogy
MA in ENGLISH
MA Thesis: "Electroshock Therapy and Cold War Literature: Physiological and Narrative Therapies and Their Roles in Exploring Sanity"
BA in ENGLISH LITERATURE
Minor in Writing and Communication
Honors Thesis: "Flannery O'Connor: The Other and Terror in The Complete Stories"
La Salle University
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Select Presentations and Publications
“Practices for Addressing Affective Difficulty in the Writing Classroom,” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, forthcoming 2022.
“Cinematic Reproduction as Multimodal Composition in First-Year Composition,” Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching
“Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Affective Responses to the True Crime Documentary,” Studies in Documentary Film
“Learning Institutional Ecologies for Inventive Collaboration in Writing Center/Classroom Collaboration,” vol. 48, num. 3, Composition Studies
“First-Year Composition and the Difficulty of ‘Safe Spaces’ in the #MeToo Era”
"Cinematic Creation in FYC: Using Multimodal Composition to Further Analysis in Writing
“On Wednesdays we wear pussy hats”: Contemporary Fashion & Protest
"Shock and Awe: Rhetorical Utilization of Affective Moments in WPA Work"
“Cultivation of Next-Generation Teachers and Learners in Writing and Composition Studies”
Research Network Forum, “Shocking the ‘Tired Reader’: the Grotesque as a Teaching Tool in the Composition Classroom”
Spanish - Reading Comprehension
French - Reading Comprehension
Adobe InDesign - Proficient
Adobe Premiere Pro- Proficient
Microsoft Word - Advanced
Microsoft Excel - Advanced