Associate Professor of English
Currently my interests center on the role of thinking and language (the classic concept of logos) in teaching, learning, and society. I have continued my interest in English education but have evolved, as well, special emphases on classical rhetoric, the history of liberal education, composition/honors pedagogy, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I am currently working on two long term projects: a digital, multi-modal platform for teaching first-year writing (in first edition now with Vizi Learning Systems) and a monograph on the nature of liberal education for the 21st century.
In addition to my teaching and research, I currently serve as interim director of the Indiana Writing Project.
Areas of Specialization
Rhetoric, Writing Pedagogy, Liberal Education, First-Year Experiences, Scholarship of Teaching
Undergraduate: First-year writing, honors humanities, honors colloquia, history of rhetoric, editing and style, public discourse, the senior seminar
Graduate: classical rhetoric, cognition and composing, rhetoric and liberal education