I’m a writer, teacher, researcher, and disability advocate. I recently completed my PhD (2018) in Composition and Rhetoric in the Department of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I hold an MA in English with an emphasis in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy from The Ohio State University and a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
My research examines public engagement with difference, specifically how public audiences engage—and do not engage—disability and disabled people. My research originated in the community when I founded The Outlook From Here, a statewide community-writing project, in partnership with Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired. My research theorizes the central rhetorical task of the community project—to promote public engagement with disability.
You can find examples of my published work and a description of my current book project under Research.
I teach courses in writing, rhetoric, writing across the curriculum, composition pedagogy, and public rhetoric and community engagement, which you can learn more about here.
At UW-Madison, I held several administrative positions, including Assistant Director of the undergraduate Writing Fellows Program, TA Assistant Director of the First-Year Writing (English 100) Program, and Summer Director of The Writing Center. I am passionate about writing program administration and its intersections with access and disability studies, which you can read about on Another Word and WPA: Writing Program Administration Journal.