Ph.D in Rhetoric and Composition, Ohio University, June 2010; Graduate Certificate: Women’s and Gender Studies; Dissertation: “Surfacing Teacher and Student Voices: the Implications of Teaching Practices for Student Attitudes Toward Revision.” Dissertation Director: Jennie Nelson.
M.A. in English, Montclair State University, January 2004; Major Emphasis: Writing Studies; Master’s Thesis: “Reawakening the Student: Exploring Teaching Kinesthetic; Writing in the College Writing Classroom.” Thesis Director: Robert Whitney
B.A. in English, Muhlenberg College, May 2000
Teaching and Research Interests
Western and non-Western women’s rhetorics
New media and writing with technology
Revision and pedagogy
Feminist theory and pedagogy
History of composition
Japanese literature, film, and popular culture
Rider University: Composition 120: Expository Writing; English 315: Topics in Specialized Writing
Conference Presentations and Workshops
“Habitus and the Composition Classroom: Reimagining Classroom Practices.” College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KY (2010).
“The Rhetoric of the Journey: Global Rhetoric and the Female Religious Body in Sarashina Nikki and The Book of Margery Kempe.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, East Lansing, MI (2009).
“Blogging Local, Thinking Global: Blogs and Community Building.” College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA (2009).
“Outside the Master’s Grace: Emma Goldman’s Rhetoric of Inclusion and Killing the Angel Metaphor." College English Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH (2008).
“Authorship and Interface: Questioning the Human/Cyborg Divide.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY (2007).
“Bringing the Anime and Manga Hype into the Writing Classroom.” College English Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH (2007).
"Reclaiming the Narrative of Grammar.” (with Nathan Shepley) Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, KY (2006).
“Negotiating Student Resistance to Racialized Texts in the Writing Classroom.” College English Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH (2006).
“When the Questioning Stops: Rethinking the Role of ESL Tutoring through the Scope of Literature.” (with Laura Lubrano and Annette Roberts) International Writing Center Association/National Conference for Peer Tutors in Writing, Hershey, PA (2003).