Hello! I am currently a community college English professor. I have extensive experience in research, writing, and teaching.
Education. I hold a PhD from UC Davis where I studied education with an emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. My dissertation used empirical qualtitative research methodologies to analyze how three university professors incorporate social media into their teaching methods. I also hold an MA and a BA in English.
Research and Writing Experience. I have 6 years of qualitative research experience. My research usually take the form of interviews, artifact analysis, and case studies. In addition to completing my over 200-page dissertation, I have published my scholarship in major academic journals such as Computers and Composition, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, Pedagogy, and the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. I’ve also presented at major national conferences such as Computers and Writing, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Experience in Teaching. I have 10 years of experience teaching college writing and literature courses at three institutions: UC Davis, San Jose State, and Solano Community College. I’m not your average English teacher; I focus on 21st-century literacies and educational approaches. I teach my students how to write for digital audiences and various careers and academic fields.
Social Media Coordinating Experience. I have served as a temporary, part-time social media coordinator for two organizations including The University of Michigan’s Digital Rhetoric Collaborative, and UC Davis’s Rhetoric@Davis Speaker Series. For these positions, I researched and wrote relevant content and posted timely event announcements on multiple social media platforms.