Academic Appointments

NTT Assistant Professor of Digital Writing, Department of English, Writing & Linguistics.  Fall 2014 – present.  Western Oregon University.

Assistant Professor of Digital Writing, Department of English, Writing & Linguistics.  Fall 2013 – Spring 2014.  Western Oregon University.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Writing and Rhetoric.  2009 – 2013.  Syracuse University.

Professional Writing Instructor, Department of English.  2008 – 2009.  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English.  2006 – 2008.  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

English Teacher, Department of English.  2004-2005.  Northwest Whitfield High School.

English / Social Studies Teacher, Departments of English and Geography.  2003 – 2004.  Calhoun County High School.

ESL Teacher, 2002 – 2003. ITC Language Institute, Prague CZ.



Ph.D., Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, 2009 – 2013.  Syracuse University.

Master of Arts, Rhetoric and Composition, 2005 – 2007.  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Bachelor of Arts, Comparative Literature, 1998 – 2002.  University of Georgia.


Awards and Honors

Outstanding Graduate Student in English, UTC Department of English. 2007.

Best Graduate Research Paper, UTC Graduate Student Research Day.  2007.

Sally B. Young Award, UTC Department of English.  2007.


Related Work Experience

Web Editor, Literacy in Composition Studies.  2012-Present

Webmaster, The Citation Project.  2010-2012

Webmaster, Syrguide Wiki.  2010-Present

Webmaster/Project Coordinator, wiki-comp.  2010-Present

Dr. Cristina Kirklighter’s presentation on using wiki-comp in her graduate seminar at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: here

Graduate Program Internship, Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at Syracuse University.  SU 2011-2012

Technology Internship, The Writing Program at Syracuse University.  SU 2010-2011

Workshop Leader, “Reading Nonfiction, Reading the World: Preparing Middle and High School Students for Academic Success and Informed Citizenship.”  UTC 2008 – 2009.

Research Assistant to Joyce Smith.  UTC 2006 – 2007.

Research Assistant to Eileen Meagher.  UTC 2005-2006.


Industry Consulting and Non Academic Positions

IT Consultant, Pearson Longman Education, Jan. – August 2008.

  • Created e-tutorials and led instructional sessions for composition teachers on how to use the proprietary mycomplab suite.

Access Services Day Circulation Supervisor, UTC Lupton Library, 2006.

  • Preformed duties as day circulation supervisor including supervision of 5 staff workers and 3 student workers.  Coordinated and led weekly circulation department meetings, worked with the Dean of the library and the department heads from Reference and Instruction and Stacks to ensure patron satisfaction and safety.  Designed and implemented numerous safety plans for library policy and procedure documentation.

Professional Affiliations

  • NCTE
  • CCCC
  • EATAW (European Association for Teachers of Academic Writing)