AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- First-Year Writing
- Rhetoric & Discourse
I teach first-year writing courses at both the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI, and DePaul University in Chicago, IL. I love spreading my appreciation of writing, creativity, and critical thinking to my students.
Teaching, Research/Creative & Consulting Interests
I really enjoy teaching composition practices to incoming freshmen, preparing them for the road ahead and the types of essays they will write for college. I also encourage an appreciation of diverse language practices, focusing on the ways in which language is an extension of student identity.
I am most interested in rhetorical analyses of contemporary compositions, as well as how language variety and linguistic diversity affects the ways in which we communicate.
Creatively, I am drawn to both the study and creation of poetry and spoken word performance.
ENGL 101 - Composition and Reading