Teaching Portfolio

The links below can be used to learn more about my work as a professor of writing, rhetoric, language, and literature.

Teaching Philosophy

“As a classroom community, our capacity to generate excitement is deeply affected by our interest in one another, in hearing one another’s voices, in recognizing one another’s presence.” - bell hooks, *teaching to transgress*


This section of my teaching portfolio will show you more about the different undergraduate and graduate courses that I teach.

Teaching Activities

An important part of any successful course are the many and varied activities we use to help students to learn and apply concepts.

Study Abroad

A key component of my teaching is a long-running study abroad experience in London, England.

Tar River Writing Project

Since 2007, I have served as the Director of a local site of the National Writing Project at ECU.


Several of my teaching practices have been discussed in scholarly articles, or have been the focus of research projects.