My current research focuses on designing and assessing community-engaged courses that emphasize students' critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. I am interested in writing program administration and curricular design centered on community-based praxis and public writing. I am also interested in the institutionalization of community-based research/pedagogy as well as the intersections of food studies, eco-pedagogy, and writing studies.
food literacy, service-learning, community-based pedagogy, community-university partnerships, writing assessment, public writing, curricular design, community writing
WRTG 1150 - First-Year Writing and Rhetoric
Rhetorically informed introduction to college writing. Focuses on critical analysis, argument, inquiry and information literacy. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on invention, drafting and thoughtful revision. For placement criteria, see the arts and sciences advising office. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
WRTG 3020 - Topics in Writing
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
WRTG 3030 - Writing on Science and Society
Through selected reading and writing assignments, students consider ethical and social ramifications of science policy and practice. Focuses on critical thinking, analytical writing, and oral presentation. Taught as a writing workshop, the course addresses communication with professional and non-technical audiences. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.