I’m currently a Full-Time Lecturer in the Department of English at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In that role, I primarily work with SAGES–the core general education program at Case that focuses on developing critical thinking, writing, and research skills through inquiry-driven seminars. In addition to designing and teaching my own seminars, I also serve as a collaborator and consultant for classes taught by faculty across campus. I work with my faculty colleagues to develop writing assignments, I provide feedback to students, and I help students to explore tools and strategies for writing and research through in-class workshops. So far, I’ve taught with faculty in fields as diverse as economics, physics, engineering, nursing, and business.
At Case, I also serve as a consultant in the Writing Resource Center, and have taught Professional Communication for Engineers, a project-based, upper division English course. In 2018-2019 I will also be serving as the SAGES Portfolio Coordinator, handling the submission process for our student portfolio requirement and preparing materials for our annual programmatic assessment.
Before arriving at Case, I taught for 3 years in the Writing and Communication Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology as a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow. There, I honed my skills in digital pedagogy and innovative, multimodal course design. As a Professional Tutor in the Communication Center, I worked with undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows across the disciplines on academic writing, visual design, and oral communication. I also gained a great deal of administrative experience, particularly in programmatic assessment.
My teaching guides my scholarship, which focuses on British literature of the (very) long eighteenth century and early American fiction. Currently, I’m teaching a first-year seminar “Hamilton and American Identity,” that examines the hit musical alongside the writing of minorities during the colonial and early Republic periods. In the spring, I am teaching an sophomore-level seminar on seduction novels, inspired by the #metoo movement. In turn, my current scholarly projects include a project in its early stages on Philadelphia novelist Leonora Sansay and domestic violence, and an article on “mansplaining” in Richardson’s Pamela.