Having recently received my Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), I am currently moving into my third full year as an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke (UNCP).  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 over a decade, 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, basic writing studies, and computers and composition.  With these curiosities, I am honored to be teaching at UNCP.  It is a privilege being in such a position within my academic trajectory.