Associate Professor

Year Started at JMU: 2012

Contact Info


Ph.D., English, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012

M.A., English, Tulane University, 2006

B.A., English and History (double major), The National University of Ireland, 1994

Professional Focuses

Intersections between digital rhetorics and civic engagement, in particular how partnerships between universities and off-campus partners can use media to effectively respond to complex social problems


“Notes Toward a Values-Driven Framework for Digital Humanities Pedagogy.” With Andrew Witmer. Hybrid Pedagogy. Expected Publication date: Spring 2016.

“From Site to Presence: Content Strategy and a Writing Program’s Online Identity.” SIGDOC 2015 Conference Proceedings. Publication Date: Aug. 2015.

“Playful Affinity: A Case Study of the Digital Writing And Research Lab as a Collaborative Graduate Student Research Network.” Co-authored with Lauren Nahas. In Collaborative Approaches to the Digital in English Studies edited by Laura McGrath for the Computers and Composition Digital Press. Spring 2012.

“Making an Impact (in three acts).” EDUCAUSE Quarterly 34.3. Video. Featured in Justin Hodgson's "Making the Jump: Digital Publishing and Collaboration." Sept. 2011.

“The Importance of Undergraduate Multimedia: An Argument in Seven Acts.” Kairos 16.1. Fall 2011. Webtext. Featured voiceover contribution. Production by Justin Hodgson, Scott Nelson, Andrew Rechnitz, Clieve Wiese.

“Star Signatures: A cultural studies analysis of Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh’s Notebook.” CR: The New Centennial Review, (10) 1: 49-54. Spring 2010.

“Giving Sam a Second Life: Beckett’s Plays in the Age of Convergent Media.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language. (51) 1: 102-117. Spring 2009.

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