My recent research examines transfer of writing knowledge and practices, multi-institutional research and collaborative inquiry, writing residencies for faculty writers, the writing lives of university students, high-impact pedagogies, and faculty development (particularly as it relates to the teaching and practice of writing and to the scholarship of teaching and learning).
Past projects also explored second language writing and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) pedagogy. An Elon University CATL Scholar award allowed me to examine reacting pedagogy as a means for teaching TESOL students about language policies, and an Elon Teaching and Learning Partnership award supported a study of service-learning pedagogy in TESOL.
From 2011 to 2013, I was the lead organizer and a seminar leader (with Chris Anson and Randy Bass) for the Elon Research Seminar on Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer, which facilitated multi-institutional research on writing transfer. I co-edited Critical Transitions: Writing and the Question of Transfer (The WAC Clearinghouse and University Press of Colorado, 2016) and Understanding Writing Transfer: Implications for Transformative Student Learning in Higher Education (Stylus, 2017).
I now lead planning, implementation, and assessment of the Center for Engaged Learning’s research seminars, which support multi-institutional research on focused engaged learning topics. In this role, I also study structures and practices that foster multi-institutional research on high-impact and engaged learning practices.