Associate Teaching Professor, Writing



  • MFA, NC State University
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Areas of Interest

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Rhetoric and Composition/First-Year Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Science Writing 

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

  • WRI 111: Writing Home: Writing About Where We Come From
  • WRI 111: Writing Together: Writing as a Conversation 
  • WRI 210: Academic Research and Writing 
  • WRI 212: The Art of the Essay
  • WRI 320: Writing In and About Science

Selected Publications

  • “How to Talk About Copyright So Kids Will Listen, and How to Listen About Copyright So Kids Will Talk: an Assignment at the Intersection of Multimodal Writing and Intellectual Property.” With Molly Keener. In Grace Veach (Ed.), Information Literacy and Writing Studies, Vol. 2: Information Literacy and Upper Division Writing. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press (under contract). Projected publication 2019.
  • The Size of a Memory, the Size of a Heart.” Full Grown People: The Other Awkward Age. Projected publication 2017. 
  • “Strong Writing and Writers Don’t Need Revision.” In Drew M. Loewe & Cheryl E. Ball (Eds.), Bad Ideas About Writing. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Libraries. 2017.
  • “Why I Kneaded to Learn to Make My Family’s Pie.” Washington Post. 2015, Nov. 29. 
  • “On Being a Writing Teacher Struggling With Writer’s Block.”Washington Post. 2015, June 8.