Composition and Rhetoric, Visual Rhetoric, Early American Literature
I received a B.A. in Liberal Studies (with a minor in literature) from the University of Washington in 1997. I graduated from Central Washington University in 2003 with an M.A. in English and focuses in film studies and composition. While at Central, I taught composition and film studies courses.
Currently, I am finishing my dissertation (tentative title is Eyesight and Insight: The Link between Critical Thinking, Visual Rhetoric, and Writing in First-Year Composition) and will graduate in 2014 with a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University. The studies I completed at Oklahoma State provided a wonderful opportunity to combine my background in composition and in film studies and introduced an opportunity to explore the benefits of visual and aural texts in the composition classroom.
I also remain active in the study of literature (specifically, early American literature) by presenting at local conferences and seeking out publication opportunities.
Biographies on Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur and John Winthrop, and longer essays on the works of Crèvecoeur and Anne Bradstreet in Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature, 2013 (McFarland)
Assistant Editor, Academic Universe: Research and Writing at Oklahoma State University (Custom published textbook for OSU's First-year Writing Program), 2009 (Hayden McNeill)
Fundamentals of English Composition
College Composition: Exposition and Argumentation
College Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Early American Literature
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