My teaching, across the courses I’ve developed in writing, rhetoric, and digital media, draws upon insights from my research regarding literacy and multimodality, as well as my prior professional employment. As an assistant professor of Writing Studies and Digital Studies, I teach in both the Departments of English & Linguistics and Communication & Digital Studies.
Drawing from my research, I have authored instructional content for dgst101.net, a free, open educational resource for University of Mary Washington Digital Studies 101 classes—as well as the wider Web audience. My contributions to this open site include the following topics:
As a whole, my pedagogy aligns with my research interests in multimodality, multiliteracy, and literacy across a variety of contexts, specifically to support students' communication using multiple modes and multiple media in multiple contexts. I strive to ensure my pedagogy reflects new research and engages new technological expectations of students' skills as they build rhetorical agency for their academic work and move into a future with continually evolving demands on their literacy skills.
My publications and research projects reflect my interest in teaching and investigating multiple sites of literacy learning: writing centers, digital studios, faculty development sessions, and traditional college classes and independent studies.
In a period of emerging writing technologies, I am interested in exploring how writers use communication tools to achieve a range of outcomes, from fulfilling larger rhetorical aims to realizing personal wellbeing benefits.
In addition to supervising individual studies and internships, I've taught such recent courses as:
Students in my classes go on to create projects combining multiple literacies to analyze accessibility, explore digital creative writing and design, examine digital literacy in higher ed, theorize virtual reality storyboarding, prototype virtual reality concept exploration, teach augmented reality creation, and more.
For end of semester student responses to my courses, please see Student Comments.