College-Level Teaching

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Graduate Courses

Writing Workshop (WRA 853). Spring 2022, 2018, and 2017.

Cultural Rhetorics (WRA 848). Spring 2021.

Research Colloquium (WRA 885). Fall 2020 and 2014.

Contemporary Theories of Rhetoric (WRA 882). Spring 2020 and 2019.

Histories and Theories of Rhetorics (WRA 805). Fall 2016.

Academic Memoirs Across Media (WRA 891). Fall 2015.

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Documentary Filmmaking (MI/FLM/JRN/WRA 311). Spring 2022 and 2021.

Digital Rhetoric (WRA 415). Fall 2021.

Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation (WRA 401). Fall 2020.

Documentary History and Theory (MI/FLM/JRN/WRA 211). Fall 2019, 2018, and 2016.

Visual Rhetoric (WRA 360). Spring 2016, Fall 2015.

Rhetoric, Persuasion, and Culture (WRA 260). Spring 2015, Fall 2013.

Women in America (WRA 140). Spring 2015.

Introduction to Multimedia Writing: Digital Video Composing (WRA 225). Fall 2014 and 2013.

Major Topics in American Thought (WRA 195H). Spring 2014.

Graduate Independent Studies

Documentary Filmmaking Independent Study with Ernesto Juarez (FLM 855). Spring 2022.

Grant Writing, Editing, and Digital Publishing Independent Study with Jessica Gibbons (WRA 890). Fall 2018.

Digital Marketing Strategies Independent Study with Allie McLary (WRA 890). Fall 2018.

Teaching Documentary Film History and Theory Internship with Anne von Petersdorff (WRA 890). Fall 2016.

Feminist Film Theory and Feminist Film and Video Production Independent Study with Shewonda Leger (WRA 893B). Fall 2016.

Teaching Visual Rhetoric Internship with Naomi Sweo (WRA 893B). Spring 2016.

Online Courses

Getting Your Film Off the Ground: Funding, Marketing, and Creating an Audience for Your Film.” Four-week online course on Coursera. Launched in September 2019.


Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

First-Year Composition (English 106)—Pop Culture Approach, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2010, Summer 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013. Class Themes: Digital Cultural Ecologies, Otherness, Utopias and Dystopias, and Heroes, Superheroes, and Antiheroes.

First-Year Composition (English 108)—Service Learning, Spring 2010, Fall 2011. Class Theme: Memoirs

Film Studies (English 286—The Movies). Fall 2009, Fall 2010.

The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

Honors First-Year Composition (English 112). Spring 2008.

First-Year Composition (English 112). Fall 2007, Spring 2008.

First-Year Composition (English 111). Fall 2007, Spring 2008.

First-Year Composition for Basic Writers (English 111). Fall 2007, Spring 2008.

Naropa University

Boulder, Colorado

Creative Writing Workshop (B.A. Discussion). Summer 2003.

Graduate Supervisory Committees

Doctoral Committee Chair

Suban Nur Cooley. October 2016 – June 2018. Rhetoric & Writing.

Shewonda Leger. October 2015 – August 2017. Rhetoric & Writing.

Masters Committee Chair

Mitch Carr. November 2020-present. Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing.

Jared Milburn. (Co-Chair with Ben Lauren). January 2019-August 2020. “I.M. Myself: A Progression Aesthetically in Hip Hop.” Digital Rhetoric and Professional Writing.

Analisa Skeen. February 2017 – May 2018. “Rhetorics of the Wild: Land Relations in the National Park Service.” Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy.

Naomi Sweo. November 2016 – May 2017. “Webbed Space: Online Feminist Discourse in the Fourth Wave.” May 2017. Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy.


Doctoral Committee Member

Claire Oldham. March 2021-present. Rhetoric & Writing.

Roland Dumavor. March 2021-present. Rhetoric & Writing.

Jeanetta Mohlke-Hill. January 2021-present. Rhetoric & Writing.

Ernesto Juárez. January 2021-present. Hispanic Cultural Studies.

Stephie Kang. March 2020-present. Rhetoric & Writing.

Vee Lawson. April 2020-present. Rhetoric & Writing.

Tania de Sostoa-McCue. January 2017-present. Rhetoric & Writing.

Cat Jennings. January 2017-May 2020. Rhetoric & Writing. “From Arrows to Archives: Gathering Oklahoma Stories.”

Les Hutchinson. September 2016-May 2018. Rhetoric & Writing.

Erin Alvarez. November 2015-present. Chicano/Latino Studies.

Eric Rodriguez. January 2017-September 2018. Rhetoric & Writing.

Jaquetta Shade. October 2016 – May 2018. “Wishi Stories: Rhetorical Strategies of Survivance and Continuance in Oklahoma Cherokee Foodways.” Rhetoric & Writing.

Anne von Petersdorff. November 2015 – May 2018. “Unexpected Journeys: At the Crossroads of Collaborative Filmmaking and Feminist Scholarship.” German Studies/Digital Humanities.

Lami Fofana.  October 2015 – May 2016. “Uncommon Standard American English Accents, Like Bodies, Still Matter.” Rhetoric & Writing.

Laura Gonzales. October 2014 – May 2016. “Sites of Translation: What Multilinguals Can Teach Us About Writing, Rhetoric, and Technology.” Rhetoric & Writing.

Masters Committee Member

Sarah Hamilton. February 2021-present. Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy.

Allie McLary. February 2018-April 2020. Rhetoric & Professional Writing. Successfully completed portfolio option for graduation. Rhetoric & Professional Writing.

Jessica Gibbons. February 2018-May 2019. Successfully completed portfolio option for graduation. Rhetoric & Professional Writing.

Garrett Colón. February 2017-May 2018. “Rewriting the Narrative: Conversations on Failure, Success, and Community Identities in a Puerto Rican Detroit.” Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy.

Beth Martin. February 2017-July 2017. “At the End of a War Story.” Rhetoric & Professional Writing.

Autumn Laws. February 2017-July 2017. Critical Studies in Literacy and Pedagogy.


Primary and Secondary School Teaching


Jean Moulin And Lyautay Elementary Schools

La Roche-sur-Yon and Le Mans, France.

English as a Second Language, Fall 2005-Spring 2007.

Family Learning Center

Boulder, Colorado

Creative Writing Workshop (Project Outreach), Spring 2003.

Athens High School

Athens, Ohio

Creative Writing Workshop, Fall 1999, Spring 2000.

Alexander Middle School

Athens, Ohio

Creative Writing Workshop (Tag Tutoring Program), Spring 1999.