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Assistant Professor
Year Started at JMU: 2013
Contact Info


Ph.D., English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008

M.A., Economics, Georgetown University, Department of Economics / Latin American Institute for Doctrine and Social Studies Santiago, Chile, 1996

B.A., Economics, Universidad de Lima, Peru, 1992

Professional Focuses

African American rhetoric(s); historiography; oral histories; imperial and domestic archives; community education; prison education; freshman composition; writing center pedagogy


“Writing Rhetorical Education through Archival Records and Oral Histories,” in Community Engagement: Research and Service at the University of Illinois. eBlack Champaign-Urbana Project (2010), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“A Case Study on an Item Writing Process: Use of Test Specifications, Nature of Group Dynamics, and Individual Item Writers’ Characteristics,” with Kim, J., Chi, Y., Huensch, A., Jun, H.S., and Li, H. (2010). Language Assessment Quarterly, 7: 2, 160-174

“Aging and Social Security: Women as the Problem and the Solution.” with Ferber, M., and Simpson, P. (2006). Challenge, 49: 3, 105-119

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