Academic interests

  • Academic literacy
  • Writing program administration
  • Rhetorical theory and history
  • Assessment


  • English-W131, Reading, Writing, and Inquiry
  • English-W210, Literacy and Public Life
  • English-W230, Writing in the Sciences
  • English-W270, Academic Argument
  • English-W509, Introduction to Writing and Literacy Studies


  • Trustees Teaching Award 2017 (School of Liberal Arts)
  • Langsam-Oswalt Summer Fellowship 2015 (School of Liberal Arts)
  • Outstanding Lecturer 2014 (School of Liberal Arts)
  • Favorite Professor 2009, 1998 (Dept. of Athletics)
  • Barbara Zimmer Travel Award 1999 (Department of English, IUPUI)
  • Ora Bretal Scholarship 1995 (Illinois State University)


  • "Bridging the Gaps: Collaboration in a Faculty and Librarian Community of Practice on Information Literacy" (with Francia Kissell, Mel Wininger, Pat Wittberg, Randall Halverson, Meagan Lacy, and Rhonda Huisman), in Information Literacy: Research and Collaboration across Disciplines. Eds. Barbara J. D'Angelo, Sandra Jamieson, Barry Maid, and Janice R. Walker. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2016.
  • "Assessment Changes for the Long Haul: Dynamic Criteria Mapping at IUPUI" (with Susanmarie Harrington), in Organic Writing Assessment: Dynamic Criteria Mapping in Action. Ed. Bob Broad. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2009.
  • "Teacher as Trickster" (with Ken Davis), Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 9.2 (2009).
  • Story number 84 in Comp Tales: An Introduction to College Composition Through Its Stories. Eds. Richard H. Haswell and Min-Zhan Lu. New York: Longman, 2000.