I serve as Director of Graduate Studies at Washington State University where I also teach courses in digital rhetoric and multimodal composition. I formerly served as the Director of the Digital Technology and Culture program. I believe in fostering the critical analysis and creative production of texts through making, reflecting, and engaging with one another.
I spend my personal time wrangling a small child, swimming laps, wishing I crocheted and beaded more, trying to beat my husband in Scrabble, wondering why more music today doesn't sound like Sleater Kinney, wrestling my 12lb dog, eating my husband's amazing food, and daydreaming about Lake Superior. I believe in kindness, listening, and meaningful conversation. Upper Michigan is my home, my blood, and my people, but I find I am happy anywhere with trees, water, or birds (the latter being the most crucial).