I am an Assistant Professor of English, Composition and Rhetoric at Texas A&M University, Commerce. I earned my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Louisville. My research interests include graduate student professionalization, multimodal composition and pedagogy and the intersections among identity studies, digital literacies, social media, and popular culture.
My dissertation project, Remaking Identities, Reworking Graduate Study: Stories from First-Generation-to-College PhD Students on Navigating the Doctorate looks at first-generation-to-college doctoral students in Rhetoric and Composition and the ways they/we negotiate the expectations of graduate study with our lives.
Additionally, I serve as an Associate Editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, and founding member and moderator of the NextGEN listserv.
I hold a B.A. in English and B.A.C. in Journalism from the University of Alabama and a M.A. in English, Composition and Rhetoric with a specialization certificate in digital humanities from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.