Assistant Professor and Director of the Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop

Year Started at JMU: 2016

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Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, Washington State University, 2015

M.A., English, Appalachian State University, 2008

B.A., English, University of Southern Mississippi, 2004

Professional Focuses

Technical and Professional Communication, Rhetorics of Health and Medicine, Cyberfeminist Rhetorics, Digital Rhetorics


Refereed Journal Articles

"Vanishing Acts: Theorizing Digital Iterations in Feminist Archives." Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Culture. 2018.

"Reinscribing a New Normal: Pregnancy, Disability, and Health 2.0." Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, & Technology, 7. 2015.

"Toward a Revised Assessment Model: Rationales and Strategies for Assessing Students’ Technological Authorship." Composition Forum, 30. 2014.

"From Birthing to Blogging: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Birth Without Fear." MP: An Online Feminist Journal, 3(6), 92-115. 2012.

"Female Solidarity Dismantled and Reclaimed in Mariama Bâ’s Scarlet Song." JENDA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, 16, 103-113. 2010.

Public Scholarship

"Digital Lessons: Remediation for First-Year Composition." Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative. 2014.

"Crafting Autoethnographies." The Pedagogy Project by HASTAC Scholars. 2014.

"Six Benefits to Working as an Adjunct." Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology, 29. 2013.

"Seeing Composition Three-Dimensionally." Hybrid Pedagogy: A Digital Journal of Learning, Teaching, and Technology, 1. 2012.

Book Reviews 

"Women and Rhetoric Between the Wars." Eds. Ann George, Elizabeth Weiser, and Janet Zepernick. Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture. September 24, 2014.

"Handbook of Automated Essay Evaluation: Current Applications and New Directions." Eds. Mark D. Shermis and Jill Burstein. The Journal of Writing Assessment. August 24, 2014.

"Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms." Itineration: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Rhetoric, Media, and Culture. May 1, 2013.

Creative Works 

"Silvermine Arch." Appalachian Heritage: A Literary Quarterly of the Appalachian South. 40(2), 117. 2012.

Non-Refereed Digital Projects 

Technological Assessment Timeline (digital timeline that tracks scholarship on assessment and new media. Project link: 2012.

Under Review & In Progress 

"Interrogating Race-Based Health Disparities in Black Women Who Breastfeed." In Erin A. Frost & Michelle F. Eble (Eds.), Interrogating Gendered Pathologies. <chapter manuscript accepted> 

"Feminist Digital Research Methodology for Rhetoricians of Health and Medicine." <under review for the Journal of Business and Technical Communication> 

"Productive Convergences in the Medical Humanities and the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine" with Cathryn Molloy and Michael Klein. <proposal under review for Special Issue of Technical Communication Quarterly>

"The Accidental Archivist: Evolving Feminist Identities in the Era of Digital Data." <revise and resubmit for Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture>

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