Over the last fifteen years as a college writing instructor, I’ve come to approach teaching as an act of collaborative inquiry, a pedagogical movement wherein I work with students to compose critical-analytical texts. Classical rhetorical principles have long guided my pedagogy; however, as my research and teaching foci have shifted toward technical writing and professional communication, I’ve integrated a variety of approaches that emphasize rhetorical situation, design, ethos and relationality, inviting students to create texts and textual objects that are user-oriented. Whether teaching an introductory core writing course or an advanced course on documentation, my pedagogical practice reliably offers students opportunities to mature as thinkers, writers, workers and citizens.

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Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, Olympic College (Spring 2022 – Present)

ENGL101: Composition I

ENGL102: Composition II

ENGL235: Technical Writing

Department of English, Western Washington University (Fall 2019 – Spring 2022, Fall 2023 – Present)

ENGL102: Freshman Composition

ENGL302: Technical Communication

ENGL462: Special Topics in Technical Communication: Rhetoric as User Experience Design (UXD)

Department of English, Virginia Tech (Fall 2016 – Spring 2018, Spring 2021-Spring 2023)

ENGL1105: First Year Composition

ENGL1106: Academic Writing for Research

ENGL3104: Professional Communication

ENGL3764: Technical Communication

ENGL3834: Intercultural Issues in Professional Communication

ENGL3844: Writing for Digital Media: Introduction to UXD

ENGL6344: Rhetoric in Digital Environments: UXD & Qualitative User Research

Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno (Fall 2015 – Fall 2016)

CWP101: Introduction to College Writing: Digital Intellectual Properties

ENG730: The Craft of Writing: UXD

ENG401B/601B: Advanced Non-Fiction: Rhetorical Genres & Academic Publication

Writing Center Tutor

English, Writing, and Linguistics, Western Oregon University (Fall 2013 – Spring 2015)

WR135: College Writing II: Critical Analysis and Researched Argumentation

WR323: Intermediate Exposition: Collaborative Writing for Industry

WR414: Advanced Composition: Technical Communication

WR430: Historical Studies in Rhetoric and Composition: Rhetorical Theory and the History of                      Composition

WR496/596: Special Topics in Digital Writing

Writing Center Tutor

The Writing Program, Syracuse University (Fall 2009 – Spring 2012)

WRT105 : Practices of Academic Writing

WRT200 : Introduction to Digital Writing (pilot)

WRT205 : Critical Inquiry and Research Writing

Writing Center Tutor

Department of English, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Spring 2006 – Spring 2009)       

ENGL100 : Developmental Writing I

ENGL113 : Western Humanities I (World Lit pre-1600)

ENGL115 : Western Humanities II (World Lit post-1600)

ENGL121 : Rhetoric and Composition I

ENGL122 : Rhetoric and Composition II

ESL201 : Conversational English I

Writing Center Tutor

Department of English, Northwest Whitfield High School (Fall 2004 – Spring 2006)

Freshman & Sophomore English

SUCCESS (1/2 day intensive course for traditionally underserved student populations)

Department of English & Social Studies, Calhoun County High School (Fall 2003-Spring 2004)


World History

Sophomore English