fullsizeoutput_13fdI am a PhD candidate at the University of California, Davis with research interests in writing pedagogy, social media, digital literacies, and qualitative research methods. I am currently working on my dissertation, which presents qualitative case studies of three first-year composition (FYC) courses that take different approaches to using social media as a part of the course. Through instructor and student interviews as well as course artifacts, I seek to understand instructors’ reasonings for and students’ reactions to social media’s integral part of these FYC courses.

My Teaching. I’m in my sixth year of teaching college writing courses, which have included face-to-face and hybrid (half online/half face-to-face) FYC courses at UC Davis and San Jose State University. I also TA for UWP 12: Visual Rhetoric—a writing class designed for sophomore-level design majors.

My Scholarship. I have published my scholarship in 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.

My Service. I am currently co-chair of UCD’s PhD Research Group for the Designated Emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition Studies. Nationally, I serve as a review board member for the PraxisWiki section of Kairos, and have reviewed proposals for major academic conferences.