Currently Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, I earned a Ph.D. in English from Ohio University in the Spring of 2015. During my time there, I taught a variety of courses in writing and digital rhetoric and helped direct the writing program as Assistant Director of Composition. My dissertation project, “Teaching Wikipedia: The Pedagogy and Politics of an Open Access Writing Community,” focuses on opportunities provided by the encyclopedia for teaching writing while also working to interrogate its open access philosophy through an investigation of issues of access and representation. I have recently served as a a graduate fellow at the Digital Rhetoric Collaborative and am currently a PraxisWiki Section Editor at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
As a scholar in digital rhetorics and humanities, I am primarily interested in the ways that technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy. I am drawn toward investigations of the the ideological and epistemological functions of specific (communicative) technologies and communities and the possibilities for human intervention and praxis within those technologies and communities.
I also earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University in 2008. As a poet, my work has appeared in numerous national and regional literary journals including Midwest Quarterly, American Life in Poetry, The Louisville Review, and the Journal of Kentucky Studies. A Pushcart Prize and AWP Intro Award Nominee, I was the 2009 winner of the Danny Miller Memorial Award.
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