Office Location: Foster Hall 409
Office Hours: T 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Ph.D. University of Texas At Austin
M.A. University of Texas At Austin
B.A. Oberlin College
Teaching at Westminster returns me to the liberal arts environment I enjoyed at Oberlin College, where I studied English and vocal performance. I received my B.A. there in 1995, then went on to a much bigger place, the University of Texas at Austin. At UT I earned a PhD in English, specializing in the history of the language and linguistics, and discovered the wonderful world of writing centers. I helped administer UT's Undergraduate Writing Center 2001-2005 while teaching at St. Edward's University and in UT's Science, Technology, and Society program. I then taught for a year as a visiting professor at Southwesern University in Georgetown, Texas. The variety of courses I teach is wide, but all of them have in common a focus on language in a social context, from academic writing and writing pedagogy to Honors humanities and arts courses to the history of English and media. Students in my courses engage with thought-provoking, at times challenging, literary and theoretical works while interpreting, creating, and revising a wide range of texts. I have sung professionally with a variety of choirs and early music ensembles and sang with Conspirare on the CD Threshold of Night, nominated for two Grammy awards.
Academic writing, writing centers, game studies, history of the English language, vocal performance, early music.
Areas of Expertise
Academic writing, rhetoric, history of the English language, linguistics, Medieval studies, vocal performance, and early music