What follows is a condensed version of my Curriculum Vitae and contains information not included in other sections of my portfolio. Use the link in the footer to view a PDF version of my "Full CV"
Ph.D. in English, Purdue University, 2012
- Dissertation: Organizational Structures, Usability Studies, and Story Telling
- Committee: Michael Salvo (chair), Patricia Sullivan, Thomas Rickert, and David Blakesley
- Primary Area of Study: Rhetoric and Composition
Secondary Areas: Professional and Technical Writing; Rhetoric, Technology, and Digital Writing
M.A. in English, Georgia State University, 2007
- Thesis: Establishing Pedagogical Practicality by Reconnecting Composition Studies to the Rhetorical Tradition
- Committee: George Pullman (chair), Mary Hocks, and Marti Singer
- Primary Area of Study: Advanced Composition and Rhetoric
B.A. in English, University of Michigan-Flint, 2000
- Primary Area of Study: Specialization in Writing
Associate Professor, UAB, July 2018 - Present
Assistant Professor, UAB, Fall 2012 - June 2018
Member, Technical Communication Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board, Fall 2018 - Present
Member, Communication Design Quarterly Editorial Board, Summer 2018 - Present
Manuscript Reviewer, 2018 SIGDOC Proceedings, Summer 2018.
Faculty Participant, 2017 Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Graduate Student Workshop.
Member, Journal of Business and Technical Communication Board of Reviewers, Spring 2013 - Present.
Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Spring 2012 and Fall 2013.
Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Spring 2013 and Summer 2015.
Institutional and Departmental Service
Founding Faculty Advisor, The Professional Writing Club at UAB, Fall 2013 - Present.
Founding Faculty Advisor, MEMORANDUM: The Professional Writing & Rhetoric and Composition Magazine, Fall 2013 - Present.
Member, English Department Graduate Program Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2016 - Present.
Member, English Department Undergraduate Program Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016.
Member, English Department Digital Activity and Development Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Member, English Department Undergraduate Curriculum Development Committee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Fall 2012 - Spring 2015.
Professional Writing Experience
Staff Writer, Tri-County Citizen, Chesaning, MI, Feb. 2004 - Sept. 2004
Staff Writer, The Grand Blanc News, Flint, MI, Feb. 2002 - Sept. 2002
Freelance Writer, McVey Marketing & Advertising, Flint, MI, Sept. 2001 - March 2002
Technology Related Positions
Usability Consultant, UAB University Writing Center, Fall 2012 - Present.
Usability Consultant, Birmingham Education Foundation, Summer 2015.
Usability Consultant, Workshop Inc., Fall 2013.
Usability Consultant, Purdue University Writing Lab, Fall 2010 - Spring 2012
Webmaster, The Purdue Online Writing Lab, Fall 2008 - Summer 2011
Web Developer and Technology Coordinator, ECWCA 2009 Conference, West Lafayette, IN, Spring 2009
Production and Programming Proficiencies
MS Office Suite, OpenOffice, Adobe InDesign, QuarkXpress, MS Frontpage, and Several other word-processing and pagination programs
Adobe CC, iMovie, Macromedia Dreamweaver, and several other digital media composition software packages, usability programs, screen capture software packages, and Web page editors