WBH Secretary & Technical Supervisor
Degree and Focus Area
PhD, Rhetoric and Composition
MA in English, Baylor University; BA in Writing/Literature, George Fox University
Areas of interest and expertise
Composition pedagogy, creative nonfiction, feminist rhetoric, new media (particularly audio)
Describe your graduate research and its purpose/applications
My master's thesis explored the intersection between composition pedagogy, creative nonfiction (spiritual autobiography), and the spiritual/religious lives of emerging adult undergraduate students.
Honors and offices
GSS Vice-President of Logistics, 2017-2018 (TCU)
Radford Fellow, 2016-2017 (TCU)
EGSA Officer, 2013-2015 (BU)
“A Conversion Narrative: The Effect of Adapting a Narrative from Paper to Audio on Students…”, Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2017 (Portland, OR)
"Coming to Terms: The Value of Spiritual Identity and Autobiography in the Composition Classroom,” Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, October 2016 (Waco, TX)
“A Dangerous Liaison: Creative Nonfiction and Spiritual Identity in the Composition Classroom,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2015 (Tampa, FL)
"Sharing What We Know: Celebrate and Participate with the SCWCA Newsletter,” South Center Writing Center Association, March 2014 (Stillwater, OK)
“A Failed Success: Divine Right Davenport as a Hero for the Hippie Counterculture,” SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Association, February 2012 (Albuquerque, NM)
Why TCU English?
TCU English has diverse and knowledgeable faculty, interesting professional opportunities, and a supportive and tight-knit graduate community.
What does WBH RSA mean to you?
WBH RSA provides space for graduate students and faculty interested in rhetoric to come together outside of the classroom to discuss the joys and challenges of the profession.