• Essays and Musings

    Extended posts on teaching and writing (often about writing about writing).

    image: Ricorsività by aldoaldoz, cropped via CC-BY-NC-SA
  • Teaching

    I’ve taught college composition, composition theory, and writing across the curriculum, as well as poetry workshops and seminars. In all of these, I structure time to help students engage with each other and with texts in active, concrete, and extendable ways, so that each activity fosters a range of “teachable moments.”

  • Major Projects

    I have been involved in several digital projects from their beginnings, including the Writing Studies Tree and the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. I am currently conducting a “distant reading” study of ~2,700 doctoral dissertations in Composition / Rhetoric, 2001-2010, analyzing clusters within and among methods, tags, and vocabulary.

  • Publications

    My first book of poems, Without Compass, was published by Four Way Books in April 2014. An article based on my dissertation research is forthcoming from CCC.