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 from my teaching or administrative work and fall into three broad categories: feminist approaches to teaching and administration, the challenge of new media composing and teaching, and disciplinary or institutional critique.

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In addressing these problems, I draw on a variety of methods including critical reflection on experience, surveys and interviews, and the application of theory and research from outside rhetoric and composition. My current interests include theorizing how to write about teaching and and how to prepare graduate students for meaningful and sustainable work both inside and outside the university.