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’.”
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.
Students need to be understood as already citizens before they come to us and as citizens while they are with us.
Jeffrey Grabill, Writing Community Change
Geography contributes, metaphorically and methodologically, to literacy practices, to conceptions of discourse, and to postmodern composition theory attentive to difference, the material, and the visual.
Nedra Reynolds, Geographies of Writing
To take on hope is to take on risk and responsibility while maintaining a dogged optimism.
Paula Mathieu, Tactics of Hope
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Photograph by Ashley Holmes, wildflowers in Napa Valley