Writing and Rhetoric, Creative Nonfiction, Cultural Studies
Hello! I come to Columbia College by way of three different institutions. First, I received my BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where I majored in American culture. Then, I followed my interests to Bowling Green State University in Ohio where I received an MA in Popular Culture. Finally, I returned to Michigan and finished the PhD program in English (Composition and Rhetoric) and Wayne State University in Detroit.
In general, my areas of interest include ethnography as a pedagogical approach to the writing classroom, computers and composition, popular culture, and GLBT writing/studies. Specifically, I am interested in getting students excited about writing. I seek to find ways to make composition class a meaningful and valuable experience for students, not only in terms of academic requirements, but also as a way of promoting conscious critical communication. I teach in Writing and Rhetoric, Creatiive Nonfiction, and Cultural Studies.
In addition to my teaching and research, my interests include golf, motorcycling, skiing, and walking. I also love to travel.
Office Location: 300-V, English Department, 3rd floor, 33 E.Congress
Office Phone: 312-369-8149
Department of English
Columbia College of Chicago
600 So. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605