I have taught writing and literature at the college level for ten years, including the following undergraduate courses:
- Critical Thinking and Writing (LEAD, Honors)
- Literacy and Social Justice
- Composing the Archives of SCU
- Introduction to Writing Studies
- Writing in the Public Interest
- Virtual Santa Clara (team-taught with Lee Panich, Anthropology)
- Writing Space and Place: The Winchester Mystery House (Senior Seminar)
- English 101- Introduction to College Writing
- English 102- Intermediate College Writing
- English 105- Advanced Composition for Freshman
- English 306- Business Writing
- English 311- American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
During my Master’s program at the University of Pittsburgh, I also worked as a writing center consultant at the Student Athlete Academic Support Services, where I was trained to work one-on-one and in small groups to help students develop their academic arguments in response to a variety of assignments across disciplines.
Prior to my graduate studies in English, I also taught fourth grade for two years at Peabody Elementary School, a Title I school in Memphis, Tennessee, during which time I studied K-12 pedagogy and learning theory at the University of Memphis. I have remained dedicated to community-based teaching and engagement, volunteering at the 2013 Gentlemen’s Academy for at-risk youth in Louisville and teaching college writing in the Collaborative Initiative for Visual Arts (CIVA) program.