2014, MA in Linguistics, University of Georgia

2011, BA in English and French, University of North Carolina Wilmington


My areas of interest include rhetoric of health and medicine, rhetoric of science and religion, food rhetorics, and writing in the disciplines. More specifically, my research focuses on alternative approaches to healthcare. My current project, titled “Science Falsely So Called: The Rhetorical Ecology of Christian Science and Biomedicine in the Late Nineteenth Century,” contextualizes the development of mainstream biomedical authority by tracing the rhetorical history of Christian Science.

As part of Carolina’s Digital Literacy Initiative, my courses incorporate multimodal research and composition.  In past semesters, my students have worked with Adobe InDesign to create popular science magazine articles and conference posters. I find that composing in this new medium invigorates students and allows them to discover skills and interests that they never knew they had.

Teaching Awards

  • Doris Betts Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, 2016-2017


  • Digital Literacy Curricular Development Fellowship, 2017

Curriculum Vitae / Resume