|August 2018 - Present||Faculty Member, Missouri University of Science and Technology ‐ Center for Science and Technology in Society|
|August 2018 - Present||Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, Missouri University of Science and Technology ‐ English and Technical Communication|
|August 2017 - May 2018||Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Fellow, Gail Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, The University Of Michigan|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|Present||Member, Association of Internet Researchers||Present||Member, Association of Teachers of Technical Writing||Present||Member, Coalition of Feminist Scholars in History of Rhetoric and Composition||Present||Member, Conference on College Composition and Communication||Present||Member, Modern Language Association||Present||Member, National Council of Teachers of English||Present||Member, Rhetoric Society of America||Present||Member, Society for Technical Communication|
Honors and Awards
- Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Graduate Student Fellowship. August 2017-Present
- Kent State University Honors College Senior Thesis Distinction. May 2012
- Theory of Written Communication
- Writing for Social Media
- Introduction to Technical Communication
- Theoretical Approaches
|2018||Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Writing, and Professional Communication, East Carolina University|
|2018||Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication, East Carolina University|
|2014||M.A. in English Literature and Language (Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice), Kent State University|
|2012||B.A. in English with minors in Latin, Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, Kent State University|
236 Humanities-Social Sciences
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-1260
Rhetorics of Conspiracy and Control English and Technical Communication Faculty Research & Creative Works (2017)
In this project I am examining the ways in which communities both online and off develop insular cultures which influence their members’ ways of understanding and interacting with information. This phenomenon is evident in the ...
The Anonymous Feminists: An Examination of Rhetorical Functionality in Hacktivist Practice English and Technical Communication Faculty Research & Creative Works (2017)
This presentation examines the tension between the oft-professed anti-feminist ideologies of the hacktivist group Anonymous and what the presenter argues are inherently feminist rhetorical practices. Focusing on the collaboration that is the foundation of most ...
Hacktivism as Social Action: Understanding Corporeal Ramifications of Digital Movements English and Technical Communication Faculty Research & Creative Works (2016)
This work discusses the crossover between the embodied nature of social activist goals and the affordances and ideologies of digital cultures, demonstrating how these seemingly oppositional concepts can work together to promote the goals of ...
Hacking the Hacktivist: An Examination of Gendered Social Activism in Digital Spaces English and Technical Communication Faculty Research & Creative Works (2016)
This paper interrogates the use of digital spaces to promote gendered agency in social action. Specifically, this presentation will examine the kinds of issues that are commonly taken up by “hacktivists”--activists who use digital expertise ...
Book Chapter (1)
Journal Article (2)
Feminist Rhetorical Practices in Digital Spaces Computers and Composition (2019)
This article argues that digital spaces, even those that are gendered male either implicitly or explicitly, rely on feminist rhetorical practices for their functionality and theoretical underpinnings. While many of these spaces are still overtly ...