I am a digital rhetorician, compositionist, and cultural rhetorics scholar– engaging digital writing and digital writing assessment, new media/materialities, making and crafting, and professional communication in K12, university, and community learning environments. I am passionate about innovative, research-based writing pedagogies and, as Associate Director of the Tar River Writing Project at ECU, write and manage grants that build university/school/community collaborations to leverage new media for student, teacher, and community empowerment.
As a non-tenure track faculty member, I have taught writing at East Carolina University for the past fourteen years and am finishing my PhD in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication in spring 2017 with a focus on how composers make knowledge in both online and off-line maker spaces. My digital writing research has appeared in journals like Education Science and in the books The Next Digital Scholar: A Fresh Approach to the Common Core State Standards in Research and Writing and Assessing Students Digital Writing: Protocols for Looking Closely. My article on digital badging and critical validity inquiry in the composition classroom will appear in the special issue on social justice and writing assessment in College English in November.