Communications, Arts & Humanities
901 South Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063-1094
- Ph.D. in Composition & TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- M.A. in Writing, Rowan University
- B.A. in Communications, Rowan University
Theoretical Approach, Experience, and Temperament
I believe students learn by doing. I encourage students to write about their situated lives, about their local communities, and about their understandings of larger world issues. I have constructed a critical pedagogy that decenters the classroom and allows me to partner with students to problem-pose the ways language and social institutions shape our identities and worldviews. I ask students to create texts in various contexts, genres, and modes so they can enact myriad literacies, critique rhetorical situations within digital and nondigital environments, and question what it means to be a student, writer, and critical thinker.
- My scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, narrative inquiry, literacy studies, social and cognitive networks, multimodal composition, and collaboration.