|Present||Associate Professor of English, Cedarville University ‐ Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages|
|Present||Yearbook Advisor, Cedarville University|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2011 - Present||Member & Chair, Composition Committee||2009 - Present||Member, Ohio Council of Teachers of Language Arts||2001 - Present||Member, National Council of Teachers of English||2013 - 2014||Member, National Council of Teachers of English Assembly on Research|
Honors and Awards
- Edwin H. Hopkins Award Honorable Mention, National Council of Teachers of English - 2012
- Basic English
- Fundamentals of English Grammar
- Western Literature
- Methods of Teaching Integrated Language Arts
- Methods of Teaching Writing
|1999||M.A., Wright State University|
|1994||B.A., Cedarville University|
Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages
Parenting a Child with Special Needs: A Teacher's Journey Toward Discovery About Disability and Identity English Journal (2010)
This parent and teacher describes some general “rules” for teaching and two classroom writing activities: one an authentic research project and one a creative project, stressing the importance of having high expectations for all students.
Conference Presentations (6)
Discourses Surrounding Academic Language: Conceptual Hurdles Moving from Theory to Practice in Teacher Education National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR) Conference (2013)
This presentation explored qualitative and quantitative research on current perceptions of academic language among Cedarville education students, education faculty, and area high school teachers.
Beyond the Graded Final Draft Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (OCTELA) Conference (2013)
This presentation provided current language arts and college English educators methods for continuing the conversation beyond the graded essay. In this session, I shared practices from my composition course: using marginal notes, targeted revision, staggered ...