Greetings, and welcome to my online portfolio!
I’m an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, a diverse, open-access liberal arts college serving the metro Atlanta area, where I teach first year writing and American literature. My research interests include global modernism, American literature and culture, postcolonial literature and theory, material culture, and food studies. I am co-editor and contributor to Modernism and Food Studies, published in 2019 by the University Press of Florida. My article, “How to Read a Banana: Global Modernism and Global Food Chains,” was included in a food studies cluster on Modernism/modernity‘s PrintPlus platform. I completed my PhD in English at Indiana University, Bloomington, where I also earned my MA in 2008, and I am an alumni of Warren Wilson College, a liberal arts and work college located near Asheville, North Carolina.
Since 2007, I have taught a wide range of college-level composition and literature courses, including global modernism, 20th century American literature, introduction to fiction, introduction to poetry, college composition, professional writing, and argumentative writing, among others. From 2011-2013 I served as Assistant Director of Elementary Composition. In this capacity I worked with the Director of Composition to revise the curriculum and develop training and teaching materials for Indiana University’s required freshman composition course. In the 2012-2013 academic year, I worked with Bedford/St. Martin’s Press as a local expert and media trainer for CompClass, an online composition resource and course management system.
In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, mountain biking, gardening, salsa dancing, and hiking with my dog.
Please see the links above for more on who I am and what I do. Questions, comments, or recommendations? Feel free to email me.