I received my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). After I received my Ph.D., I took a tenure-track position at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke. Prior to teaching writing as a graduate assistant at UNR, I taught writing at Eastern Michigan University where I earned my MA degree in 2002. While working on my MA degree, I also taught at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having taught in higher education for fifteen years, I have developed a student centered pedagogy that privileges a problem-posing approach to learning, writing, and civic engagement in local, national, and global societies.

Currently, many of my research curiosities are focused in sociolinguistics, literacy studies, writing program administration and assessment, basic writing studies, and computers and composition. With these curiosities, I am honored and humbled to join the faculty here at Ferris State University.