Teaching Professor | Director, WFU Writing Center



  • PhD Washington University in St. Louis
  • AM Washington University in St. Louis
  • BA Albion College

Selected Areas of Interest

  • Writing Studies and Writing Center Pedagogies
  • Rhetoric and Ethics
  • Critical Reading and Civic Literacies
  • L2 Writing Pedagogy
  • Scottish Literature

Selected Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • EDU 785: The Teaching of Writing
  • WRI 341: Writing Center Pedagogy
  • WRI 212: The Art of the Essay
  • WRI 210: Academic Research and Writing: About Time
  • WRI 111 Just Words: Writing, Rhetoric, and Ethics
  • HON 365/ENG 302: Literature, Song, and Folklore in Scotland, Ireland, and Appalachia


  • “Gibbon, Shelley, and Romantic Revolutionary Renewal.” Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Ed. Scott Lyall. International Companions to Scottish Literature. Eds. Ian Brown and Thomas Clancy. (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2015)
  • “Living Speech, Dying Tongues, and Reborn Language: John Buchan and Scots Vernacular Poetry.” John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity. Eds. Kate MacDonald and Nathan Waddell. (Pickering & Chatto, 2013)
  • “Neil Gunn, Nationalism, and ‘The World Republic of Letters.’” International Journal of Scottish Literature. 1.3 (Fall/Winter 2007)
  • “The Spiritual Archive Beneath the Poetic Artifice: A ‘Double Vision’ of James Merrill’s Poetry” (co-authored with Matthew McClelland). James Merrill: Other Writings, an Exhibition from the Special Collections of Washington University [curator’s guide to exhibition of archival materials]. Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, Spring 2001.