I came to Longwood University in 2014 after teaching for seven years at Old Dominion University. During my 16 years in higher education, I taught nearly 2000 students how to think critically and how to research/write/communicate effectively.
I have a B.A. in International Relations (2002), an M.A. in English with a concentration in Professional Writing (2006), and a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in Rhetoric, Writing, and Discourse Studies (2012). My areas of teaching and research include business and professional writing; cultural, global, and non-Western rhetorical studies; rhetorical criticism; and women’s studies.
In addition to my higher education work, I provide consultations, editing, and/or proofreading services on books, journal articles, reports, application materials (resume, CV, cover letter, etc), and other academic/professional documents. I also facilitate workshopsthat focus on effective workplace communication and professional writing strategies.
My hobbies and other activities include creative writing (fiction and non-fiction), cooking (Mediterranean cuisine), baking, photography, film, theater, hiking, and traveling.