I am Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and a Professor of Professional Writing and Rhetoric in the Department of English at Elon University, and this site highlights my professional work. My teaching, scholarship, and service move between and blend professional writing and rhetoric, high-impact learning practices, transfer of learning, writing studies, multi-institutional research and collaborative inquiry, the writing lives of university students, and faculty development, including writing residencies for faculty writers.
With Peter Felten, I edit two book series:
- Stylus Publishing/Center for Engaged Learning Series on Engaged Learning and Teaching
- Center for Engaged Learning Open Access Book Series
I previously coordinated the Professional Writing & Rhetoric major in the Department of English and College Writing (ENG 110, now “Writing: Argument & Inquiry”), a required writing course in Elon University’s first-year core.
In addition to teaching in these programs, I regularly mentor undergraduate research in Professional Writing & Rhetoric and teach in Elon’s Masters of Higher Education program. I also have taught in the Elon College Fellows Program, a fellows program for students majoring in the Arts and Sciences.
I currently serve as chair of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Communications Committee. I previously served as U.S. Regional Vice President (2016-2018) for ISSOTL, co-chaired the 2013 ISSOTL Conference (with Peter Felten), served as Secretary for the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) (December 2015-December 2019), and served on the CCCC Executive Committee (2010-2013). I was the founding chair-elect of the Second Language Writing Interest Section at TESOL. I also was on the Carolinas Writing Program Administrators Board for 10 years as Web and List Manager.