I teach digital rhetoric and professional writing in the English department at The University of Tennessee—Chattanooga and am currently serving as the Director of English Graduate Studies. I have previously held positions as the Director of Rhetoric Across the Curriculum and Co-Director of the Learning Commons at Quest University Canada as well as Assistant Professor of English at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, where I was the Co-Director of the major in Digital Cultures & Technologies.
My research interests include community writing, collaborative writing, new media, fan studies, and authorship and audience. My work has appeared in Literacy and Composition Studies, Computers & Composition, Computers and Composition Online, KAIROS, and LORE.
Among other jobs, a couple of the more interesting ones include working on an Alaskan fishing boat and as a Persian-Farsi military intelligence “voice and signal communications interceptor and analyst” in the U.S. Army.
In addition to my studies at UW-Madison, I was also a student at Northern Michigan University (BFA 96; BS,02; MA, 04), where I studied Art and Design (drawing; painting; graphic design; film and digital video production) and English (creative writing and composition) and spent a lot of time on the trails of the U.P. and along the shores of Lake Superior XC skiing, mountain biking and hiking. These days, I try to get out and explore the Chattanooga area on my SUP.