Ph.D., English, Graduate Certification in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2012

Dissertation: “An Archive of Shame: Gender, Embodiment, and Citizenship in Contemporary American Culture”

Director: Dr. Sally Robinson

M.A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2007

B.A., English, Minor in Religious Studies, Randolph-Macon College, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2005


Research and Teaching Interests

Composition and Rhetoric, Feminist Theory, Digital Theory and Rhetoric, Queer Theory, American Studies

Secondary teaching and research interests in Digital Humanities


Professional Experience

Professor of English: Edison State College- Charlotte Campus, 2012-

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Texas A&M University, 2007-2012

Graduate Assistant: Texas A&M University Writing Programs Office, Summer 2009, 2010

Adjunct Instructor, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, 2006-2007


Current Work 

Book Project on Writing Pedagogies

Editor-at-Large, Digital Cavendish Project 

“Feminist Activism, First-Year Composition, and the Radical Use of New Media”


Conference Presentations

Co-Presenter with Shannon Wilson, Pierce College, “Fostering Inclusion, Building Community: Servicing the Needs of LGBTQIA Community College Students”, CCCC, Indianapolis, IN (March 2014)

Panel Organizer, “A Classroom of One’s Own: Feminist Pedagogies as Activism in the General Education Classroom”, National Women’s Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH (November 2013)

“Feminist Media, Rhetorical Analysis, and the First Year Writing Classroom”: National Women’s Studies Association, Cincinnati, OH (November 2013)

“Feminism-ing Queer Theory:  On Women, The Body, and Rights”: National Women’s Studies Association, Atlanta, GA (November 2011)

“Who Moved My Queer Negativity?: Western (White) Masculinity and the Limits of Antisociality”:  Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative, Minneapolis, MN (November 2010)

“Incest in American Literature and Popular Culture”:  International Society for the Study of Narrative, Cleveland, OH (April 2010)

“Violence, Gender, and Polygamy:  Can There Be Big Love?”:  Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA (April 2009)

“‘Ashamed of the Whole Human Race’:  Mark Twain ‘Evades’ the Old South”:  College English Association, St. Louis, MO (March 2008)


Professional and Scholarly Development

Digital Pedagogy Workshop, MLA 2012

THATCamp MLA, Boston 2012

THATCamp Texas, Arlington, Texas, 2012

TEI/XSLT Workshop with Dr. Laura Mandell and the Texas A&M IDHMC, Spring 2012

Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies 2010-2011 Symposia, “The Digital and the Human(ities)”; University of Texas at Austin, February, March, May 2011

Texas A&M University Africana Studies Pedagogy Workshop, Spring 2009


Honors and Awards

Dissertation Fellowship, Texas A&M University English Department, Fall 2011

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Fall 2011

Staley Creswell Teaching Award, 2011

Texas A&M University Graduate Merit Fellowship ($20,000), 2007-2009

Graduate Student Service Award, 2009

Gender Studies Travel Grant, 2009, 2010, 2011