As a researcher, technical communicator, designer, teacher, and grant writer, I strive to leverage the best resources for clients, colleagues, and students in order to help them build robust information spaces and exciting new user experiences. I firmly believe that all citizens deserve access to the most effective modes of communication for carrying out their professional and personal goals.
Starting fall of 2013, I’ll be Assistant Professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University. I have my Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University. My research interests mostly center at the intersections of technical communication, digital media, rhetoric, and community engagement. My current research project is tentatively entitled “Designing for engagement,” and stems from research into how partnering organizations make use of digital projects that my service-learning students create with them.
Hailing from scenic Fallon, NV (seriously: if you click on that link you will understand so much about me), I received my BA in English (Writing Option) from University of Nevada-Reno, and both an MFA in Poetry and an MA in Composition Theory from California State University-Fresno.
In my free time, I enjoy meditating, the martial arts, hiking, reading, gaming, writing poetry, ruminating on the cancellation of Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles and Firefly, and trying to inject democracy into the spaces and places I find myself in.