Associate Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Studies

Year Started at JMU: 2013

Contact Info


Ph.D., English, Writing and Rhetoric, Bowling Green State University, 2008 

M.A., English, Rhetoric and Composition, Eastern Kentucky University, 2001

B.A., Journalism, Eastern Kentucky University, 1997     

Professional Focuses

New media theory; identity, gender, and composition pedagogies; outreach work including tween technology summer camp



  • "CrossCurrents: Cultures, Communities, Technologies." Co-authored textbook with Kristine Blair and Robin Murphy, Cengage Learning/Wadswork. January 2013


  • "The f-word: A decade of hidden feminism in Kairos." Co-authored as class project with Hillary Chester, Rachel Fisher, Kortney Frederick, Troy Fultz, Julia Germain, Tyler Haas, Judy Hong, Meghan Lavin, Sierra McAliney, Peggy Michel, Allison Michelli, Mallory O'Shea, Samantha Perez, Mary Pitts, Morgan Shaughnessy, Kinzie Stanley, Brooklyn Steele, Kelly Vingelis, Chelsea Weatherhead. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. Accepted for publication. Expected January 2016.
  • "A Rhetorician's Guide to Love: Online Dating Profiles as Remediated Commonplace Books." Computers and Composition. June 2014.
  • "Virtual Teaming: Crossing Borders and Faculty Collaboration in Online Spaces." Co-authors Natalia Rybas and Sergey Rybas. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. January 2013.
  • "Producing Local Knowledge: The Grad Class Assignment as Curricular Outreach." Co-authored as class project with Tanya Allred, Jennifer Bracken-Scott, Bonnie Chapman, Nate Daniel, Emily Hernandez, Robin Korody, Bryan Lindenberger, Santiago Lopez, Seth Meyers, Omar Montoya, and Frances Walker. Computers and Composition Online: Fall 2010-Spring 2011.
  • "Making Blogs Produce: Using Modern Academic Storehouses and Factories." Computers and Composition Online. Fall 2006.

Book Chapters

  • "Getting 'Girly' Online: The Case for Gendering Online Spaces." In Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs, editted by Elzabeth Monske and Kristine Blair. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. 2017. p 87-105.

  • "Multimodal Methods for Multimodal Literacies: Establishing A Techno-Feminist Research Identity." Co-author Kristine Blair. In Composing (Media) = Composing (Embodiment), edited collection by Anne Wysocki and Kristin Arola. March 2012. 
  • "Exercising Opinions: Gamer Girls Push Back Against Video Game Depictions." Co-authors Rachel Gallagher and Michelle Garza. In Girls, Cultural Productions, and Resistance. edited by Michelle Bae and Olga Ivashkevich. July 2012. 

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