I am Professor in the department of Digital Writing and Media Arts at Kennesaw State University. I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. from Florida State University in English with areas of concentration in Rhetoric and Composition and African-American Literature and My B.A. degree in Communication. My work in the field for over 20 years focuses on innovative practices for writing classes and the training and mentoring of teachers. My research and publications center on multimodal composition, digital pedagogies, response theory and portfolios. You can check out some of my most recent blog posts in which I support teachers of writing to integrate digital literacies into their classes on the Multimodal Mondays blog. I currently teach Composition, African-American Literature, American Literature, Rhetoric: Text and Image, Writing in Collaborative Spaces, Interactive Feature Writing, Honors Classes, and our Senior Capstone class: Project Portfolio. My teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and critical digital literacies and focuses on students’ powers to create their own knowledge through language and various “acts of composition.”
I like to have fun every day, return to nature when things get too crazy and think deeply about way too many things. I love teaching. It has helped me understand the value of amazing relationships and boundless creativity.