My work concerns the persuasive elements of communications that audiences often perceive as arhetorical. As an instructor of writing, I encourage students to examine workplace genre conventions through a rhetorical lens. I received the Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award while serving as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Writing and Associated Faculty Member for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of New Orleans. At the University of Texas at Austin, I received the John Slatin Prize for Mastery of Electronic Media in Education (MEME).
Previous academic and administrative appointments
University of New Orleans
Visiting Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Writing | Department of English
Associated Faculty Member | Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Professional and Technical Writing Certificate Programs Coordinator | Department of English
University of Texas at Austin
Instructor of Record | Department of Rhetoric and Writing
Instructor of Record | Department of English
Teaching Fellow | Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights & Justice
Digital Content and Presentations Coordinator | University Writing Center
Research Associate | Digital Writing and Research Lab
Ph.D., English, Rhetoric and Composition concentration, 2019 | University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Women’s and Gender Studies, 2013 | University of Texas at Austin
M.P.A., Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, 2013 | University of Texas at Austin
B.A., Gender and Women’s Studies, 2008 | University of Kentucky
“The Problem with Police-Recorded Video.” in Rhetoric Society Quarterly, April 2023, https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02773945.2022.2146168.
“Daddy Trump.” in Platforms, Protests, and the Challenge of Networked Democracy. Ed. Michael Trice and John Jones. Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Recent conference presentations
“Watching Police-Recorded Video.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Baltimore, 2022.
“Expanding Resources for Outside the Usual Spaces,” panel accepted for presentation at the 2021 College Composition & Communication Conference, Spokane, April 2021.
“Hospitality as a Frame in Abortion Rhetoric,” a research paper accepted for presentation at the 19th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Portland, May 2020.
Assistant Professor, General Faculty
MWF 12-12:50, 2-2:50, 5-5:50
MWF from 1 pm to 1:50 pm and 3 pm to 4:50 pm