Brief CV


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Associate Professor of English & Communication (2022-present)
Assistant Professor of English & Communication (2016-2022)
Founding Director, Writing & Multiliteracy Center (2018-present)


Ball State University, Muncie, IN 
PhD in English: Rhetoric and Writing, May 2016
Dissertation: “Archives, Access, and Authorial Agency: The Visibility of Digital Inquiry in Writing Center Scholarship”
Committee: Jennifer Grouling (chair), Jackie Grutsch McKinney, Rory Lee, Paul Gestwicki

University of Nevada, Reno
MA in English: Literature, August 2012
Professional Paper: “Reading Shakespeare(s): Pedagogical Approaches to Textual Variants Through Application of Revision Theory”
Committee: James Mardock (chair), Eric Rasmussen, Kevin Stevens

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
BA in English, magna cum laude, May 2010



Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 18 November 2017.


“Colleagues, Classmates, and Friends: Graduate Versus Undergraduate Tutor Identities and Professionalization.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 14, no. 2, 2017, pp. 50-60, With Jennifer Grouling.

“Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—Oh My!: Assessing the Efficacy of the Rhetorical Composing Situation with FYC Students as Advanced Social Media Practitioners.” Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, vol. 19, no. 3, 2015,

Book Chapters

“From CRLA to For-Credit Course: The New Director’s Guide to Assessing Tutor Education,” edited by Karen G. Johnson and Ted Roggenbuck, How We Teach Writing Tutors: A WLN Digital Edited Collection, 2019,

“Conducting Programmatic Assessments of Online Writing Instruction: CCCC’s OWI Principles in Practice.” Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs, edited by Elizabeth A. Monske and Kristine L. Blair, IGI-Global, 2017, pp. 385-405. With Nicki Litherland Baker.

“Slacktivism, Supervision, and #Selfies: Illuminating Social Media Composition Through Reception Theory.” Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media, edited by Kendra Bryant, IGI-Global, 2016, pp. 163-178.

“The Average Piece of Junk is Probably More Meaningful than Our Criticism Designating it So”: Reading (Rhetorically) the Restaurant Review in Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille.” Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table, edited by Tom Hertweck, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, pp. 3-17.

Invited Contributions

Textbook chapter: “Multimodality,” Digitally Mediated Composing and You: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Rhetoric and Writing in an Interconnected World, Stephanie Hedge and Courtney Cox, eds., Kendall Hunt, 2021

Book review: The Working Lives of New Writing Center Directors (Caswell, Grutsch McKinney, and Jackson), The Peer Review: A Journal for Writing Center Practitioners, vol. 1, 2017, 

Editorial Work

“Researching and Restoring Justice in Writing Centers,” special issue edited by Denae Dibrell, Morgan Banville, and Laura Gonzalez, The Peer Review Journal, mentor co-editor with Dr. Randall Monty

Editorial Review Boards

  • Praxis: A Writing Center Journal
  • The Peer Review Journal

Featured Scholar for UMassD Libraries Open Access Week (October 2022)

Interview with NBC 10 WJAR on TikTok challenges (30th March 2022)

Interview with UMassD College of Arts and Sciences on first book publication (9 April 2018)

Interview with Ball State English department on graduate studies (18 February 2018)


Doctoral Level Excellence in Teaching Award, Ball State University (2015-2016)

  • University-wide award presented to one PhD student per academic year; application required two letters of recommendation, department sponsorship, and submission of teaching portfolio

Nominee, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award (2015-2016)

  • Singular nominee selected from all PhD students at Ball State University

Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, Ball State Writing Program (2014)

Ball State Writing Program Research Fellowship (2015)