Welcome to my professional website, where I’ve posted some of what I’ve been up to for the last several years. I am currently a Professor in the English Department at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and rhetoric and work with TCU’s New Media Writing Studio to support multimodal composing across the university. My research interests include writing program administration, writing and difference, and technology and literacy. Recently, I’ve been exploring how design theory and practice might inform the teaching of writing. I’ve also been considering how to reclaim writing about teaching as a valid knowledge-making strategy in rhetoric and composition.
When someone asks me what I do, I say without hesitation that I teach writing. What has kept me engaged in teaching writing for more than 30 years? Empathy–empathy for the writer struggling to make meaning with words and delight when both writers and readers enjoy the rewards of that struggle. In teaching writing, I … Read more Teaching
As a specialist in Rhetoric and Composition with extensive experience in writing program administration, I have devoted my career to creating space for difference in educational institutions, which, if left unchallenged, can function to maintain existing hierarchies and power relations that exclude or marginalize many. My scholarly projects typically grow out of problems that emerge … Read more Writing
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