Teaching Philosophy

My goal as a teacher and scholar of rhetoric and writing is to create a classroom environment that facilitates the ongoing development of students' literacy practices including creation, analysis, and interpretation. I believe that writing classrooms – from first-year composition courses to advanced writing seminars – are spaces for exploration, practice, and presentation. My goal is to create a community environment where students and instructor work together as writers to become critical of the spaces in which they are composing My complete teaching philosophy is available here.

Courses Taught

English Courses

ENGL 101: First-Year Composition
ENGL 111: Interpretations of Literature
ENGL 202: Creative Writing
ENGL 309: Writing for Business
ENGL ENGL 345: New Media
ENGL 360: Advanced Composition
ENGL 399: Internship in English
ENGL 481: Teaching of Writing
ENGL 410: Writing Center Tutor Training
ENGL 420: Issues in Tutoring Writing

Interdisciplinary Courses


EDUC 345: Writing Across the Curriculum
INTS 101: Freshman Seminar
LIBA 110 and 111: Core Seminar I (3+1 credits)