I am a passionate college English composition professor. I love impacting young people’s lives by teaching them critical thinking skills. I also love researching aspects of the classroom and digital writing experiences that make an impact on these’ students education. I also enjoy qualitative research methodologies.
Education. I hold a PhD from UC Davis where I studied Education with an emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. My dissertation analyzed the social media pedagogies of three university writing professors and their students. One interesting conclusion was that these instructors used social media for really interesting reasons that were deeply integrated into their scholarly and personal identities. I also hold an MA in English from San Jose State University, where I also focused on composition studies.
Teaching. I have taught composition courses at the college level for nine years and in various contexts. During grad school, I taught first-year composition courses at San Jose State and UC Davis, including the hybrid version at UC Davis. I currently teach composition, critical thinking, and literature courses at Solano Community College.
Scholarship. 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 national conferences such as Computers and Writing, the Conference on College Composition and Communication, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators.
Administration. Nationally, I served as a reviewer for the PraxisWiki section of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy, the journal Computers and Composition, and for the Computers and Writing Conference and proceedings. At UC Davis, I have served as co-chair for four committees and organizations. At SJSU, I served on the composition committee.