I design courses to be both practical and transformative, demonstrating the concrete ways we can use critical understandings of our social worlds to take action. My classes, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, involve critical making and engagement with publics outside the classroom. Students engage in project-based learning aimed at career and lifepath goals, and they also engage in critical interrogation of the ends to which their skills can be employed. 

RECENT COURSES


Undergraduate Courses


Digital Rhetoric (ENGL 491) In this course, grounded in technofeminist theory, students learn how to analyze their own agency within digital platforms.

Graphic Design and Rhetoric (ENGL 492) Through critique and experimentation, students learn the basics of document design and typography.

Writing Genres as Social Action (ENGL 493) Readings in rhetorical genre studies allow students to critically analyze the role of writing in discussions of identity, power, and medium.

English at Work (ENGL 497) Examines how English majors put their academic knowledge and skills to work in professional workplaces after graduation.

Graduate Courses


Technologies of Writing (ENGL 609) A survey in the technologies of writing systems, print, and new media.

Approaches to College Composition (ENGL 611) This course prepares graduate students to teach first-year composition.

Rhetorics of Disability and Universal Design (ENGL 708D) A seminar that surveys the history of disability rights activism and contemporary critical disability studies.

Genre Theory (ENGL708G) A seminar that engages with historical and contemporary genre theory.


Background image is of a DEC PDP-11/34 minicomputer, data drive storage cabinet, modem, a covered typewriter, and DECwriter terminal under a window with mustard yellow curtains open to show a sunny day. The photo was taken circa 1984 in the basement playroom of my childhood home.