Assistant Professor of English
317 Neville Hall
University of Maine
Orono Maine 04469-5752 U.S.A.
Office Telephone: 207.581.3820
Office Hours – by appointment
Education: Ph.D., Purdue University
Specialty: Rhetoric and communication as well as rhetoric of health and medicine, rhetorical theory, institutional rhetorics, professional and technical writing
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Outstanding Dissertation Award
in Technical Communication (2018)
Fulbright Commission Teaching Fellowship, Berlin, Germany (2009-2010)
“Living Photovoice’ as a Social Justice Research Method in Technical and Professional Communication.” Technical Communication Quarterly. Forthcoming.
“Community-Engaged Research as Enmeshed Practice.” Michigan Journal for Community Service Learning 26.1 (Winter 2020): 121-142. With Jennifer Bay.
“‘Bridging the Gap between Food Pantries and the Kitchen Table:’ Teaching Embodied Literacy in the Technical Communication Classroom.” Technical Communication Quarterly 27.3 (July-September 2018): 261-282. DOI: 10.1080/10572252.2018.1476589
“Service-learning in the Second Language Writing Classroom: Future Research Directions.” TESOL Journal 9.2 (June 2018): 278-298. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.321
“Older Adults as Rhetorical Agents: A Rhetorical Critique of Metaphors for Aging in Public Health Discourse.” Rhetoric Review 36.1 (2017): 60-72.
“Towards Productive Disagreement: Deliberative, Democratic Processes in Community Engagement and Service learning.” Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement 6.3 (2015): 29-53.
Review of Civic Work Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service by Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu. Reflections: A Journal of Public Rhetoric, Civic Writing, and Service Learning 17.1 (2017):189-193. .
Review of Rhetoric of a Global Epidemic: Transcultural Communication about SARS by Huiling Ding. With Dan Liddle. Journal of Business and Technical Communication (2016): 1-6.
Selected Conference Presentations:
“Everyday Feminist Resistance on Fertility Apps.” Feminisms and Rhetorics. James Madison University, November 2019.
“In the Liminal Spaces of Health: Theorizing the Co-Constructed Agency of Doulas and Laboring Women.” Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium. Orlando, Florida, September 2019.
“Accountable Pedagogies: Does Plain Language Help Students Understand TPC’s Ethics?” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2019.
“Kairotic Conception: The Rhetoric of Mothering.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2019. (panel chair)
Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)