I love writing. I love talking about writing, thinking about writing, and – it goes without saying – writing about writing. I recently earned a Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and Composition from Texas Christian University , a secular institution in Fort Worth, Texas. I earned my first Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies and English from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas, and I have moved back home to Davidson, North Carolina to share my knowledge with as many students as I can.
I am fascinated by all sorts of texts – visual as well as written. Any chance I get to incorporate the new, the different, or the unusual into my work, I am happy, and I am always on the lookout for things I can bring to the classroom. I tell my students that they teach me something each time we meet, and I mean it.
My students are the reason I love my work so much – the best part of what I do is hearing from students from past classes, and learning how our time together impacted them then, and how it continues to do so. I recently won an award at CPCC, and the award is really nice to put on my wall, but the fact that a student was the one to nominate me makes me positively beside myself with pride and satisfaction. I truly love what I do, and I honestly believe that writing, and writing well, can change who we are and our place in the world.
I’m even more proud of the letter I received from a student recently, about which I have written on the page “COVID-19.” I’m so incredibly lucky to have had the experiences in teaching that I have, and this past semester has reinforced for me just why I do this work.
My specializations include new media composition, women’s rhetorics, and critical pedagogy. I am currently working as a Lecturer or Adjunct Faculty at Gaston College and Queens University, and recently worked at UNCC and CPCC as well. You can find out more about me and my research, my teaching, and what’s keeping me interested currently on this site. Feel free to Tweet at me, e-mail me, or look for me in the library – if I’m not teaching, I’m in there, grading or planning.