I recieved a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in May 2020, specializing in Rhetoric and Writing Studies with a secondary focus in Technical & Professional Communication. My research intersects digital rhetoric and environmental communication to understand how emerging technologies provide new possibilities for local advocacy, science storytelling, communication design, and community responses to environmental crisis. In Fall of 2020, I will join the faculty at the University of Rhode Island as an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric/Writing and Natural Resources Science.
My dissertation project, Writing, Place, Network: Scale and Digital Rhetoric, was awarded the Fall 2019 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award. In the project, I use an ecological methodology to locate the place-based affordances of digital writing technologies. At UF, I teach courses in professional writing, digital rhetoric, and ecomedia. My articles have appeared in Enculturation, Rhetoric Review, Computers and Composition Online, Kairos, and elsewhere.
In addition to my research and teaching, I also serve as an Augmented Reality Criticisms (or ARCs) Coordinator for the Trace Innovation Lab, a digital rhetoric initiative at the University of Florida, through which I consult with faculty and graduate students in the development of digital projects, organize digital humanities conferences, and coordinate workshops geared toward undergraduate research. I also served as a Smathers Graduate Intern in Emerging Technologies, creating workshops and tutorials for the UF Marston Science Library's Moblie App Development Environment (MADE@UF) Lab. As both a poet and a web developer, I am as at home working with line breaks as I am lines of code.
Digital rhetoric draws from rhetorical theory to understand the suasive elements, affordances, and limitations of digital media. Because rhetoric is both analytical and generative, digital rhetoric works within the possibilities of new media genres to understand and mobilize emerging technologies of writing.
Visual & Digital Rhetorics
Mobile Media & Web Design
New Media Storytelling
Writing Studies is informed by interdiciplinary approaches to composition, creative writing, publishing studies, and multimodal information design to explore the ways that writing is generated, revised, and circulated. Core concerns include creativity and invention, grammar and style, argumentation and research, as well as the ways that digital publishing has transformed writing.
Creative Writing Studies
Civic & Community Writing
Professional communication is a broad field of communication studies which focuses on how information exchanges take place across fields (such as a scientist communicating with the public), organizations (such as a business advertising to a target audience), and modalities (such as a customer interacting with a website).