Year Started at JMU: 2009

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Ph.D., English, University of Virginia

M.A., English, University of Virginia

M.Ed., English Education, University of Virginia

B.A., English, University of Virginia                                   


The Language of Argument with Dan McDonald.  New York: Longman, Inc., 2008. Includes Instructor’s Manual. 

A Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Programs and the Future of Composition Studies with A. Crow and P. O'Neill.  Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2002.

“Countering the Naysayers: Independent Writing Departments as Successful Experiments in American Higher Education.” Afterword. A Field of Dreams: Independent Writing Programs and the Future of Composition Studies.

“First-Class Suitcases, Working-Class Baggage.”  Negative Capability (Vol. 14, No. 3): 226-236.

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