Areas of Research Interest:
Composition pedagogy, situated writing, service & experiential learning.
Transnational U.S. & Caribbean studies circa WWII.
Wikipedia as a resource for writing instruction.
Recent Courses Taught:
ENGLI 1101: Composition 1 || Situated Writing & the Art of Persuasion
ENGLI 1102: Composition 2 || Research, Writing, & the Production of Knowledge
ENGLI 1130: Introduction to Literature || Remix Lit: Originality & Appropriation throughout Western Literature
ENGLI 1150: Short Fiction || Texts in Context
LC 011 || Video Games and the Stories that Make Them
Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:
"The Slow, Necessary Death of the Research Paper." Wiki Education Foundation. 17 May 2016.
"Writing Wikipedia." Learning Technologies at College of DuPage. 17 Aug 2016.
"The Caribbean Conundrum: The Restrictive Liberation of Language, Rhetoric, and Idiom in Anglophone Caribbean Literature."Rhetoric: Concord and Controversy. Eds. Antonio de Velasco and Melody Lehn. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2012. 225-232.
"A Hybrid Genre Supports Hybrid Roles in Community-University Collaboration." Co-authored with Diane Chin, Ann Feldman, Caroline Gottschalk-Druschke, Tom Moss, Nadya Pittendrigh, and Stephanie Turner Reich. Going Public: What Writing Programs Learn from Engagement. Eds. Shirley K. Rose and Irwin Weiser. Logan: Utah State U P, 2010. 85-109.
2012: PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
2005: MA, University of Illinois at Chicago
1999: BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison