I just completed my first year as an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia State University where I teach courses in rhetoric and composition. My research explores public pedagogy and writing program administration in rhetoric and composition. I am interested in public and community-based approaches to the teaching of writing, multimodal composition, and visual and spatial rhetorics.

On my academic agenda:

July 18-21, 2013: Headed to Savannah, GA for the Council of Writing Program Administrator’s conference. Co-presenting a “conversation starter” titled: “(Re)Constituting Lived Realities: Complicating the Work of ‘Going Public’.”
June 25-26, 2013: Presenting a paper, “Writing Transfer and Risk: Insights from Transformative Learning Theory,” at the Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer conference at Elon University.
June 15, 2013: Full draft of article submitted to Feminist Teacher, working title: “‘With Tears in Her Eyes’: Care and Transformative Learning in Community Engagement.”
May 2013: Revising dissertation and preparing book proposal.
May 8-9 2013: Participated in GSU’s Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) workshop.
March-April 2013: Assistant editing for Kairos.
March 28, 2013: Led a mentoring session for Georgia State University graduate students and teaching assistants: IRB Research & Publishing.
Gave a Digital Pedagogy Poster Presentation at CCCC Las Vegas in March 2013: Mapping Atlanta: Mobile Composition in Urban Places.
Working on an article tentatively titled “The Value of WPAs Rhetorically Constructing Institutional Histories.”
Gave a presentation at the “kick-off” panel for the 2013 New Voices Conference in January at GSU: “Monsters, Villains, and Aberrations Beyond the Classroom: The Risks and Rewards of Going Public with Pedagogy.”

When I’m not wearing my academic hat . . .

I enjoy shopping at local farmers’ markets, cooking with my husband, and taking my son on walks through our neighborhood in Decatur, GA.