My primary research trajectory centers on histories of rhetorical education Vintage photo of LGHS building in Louisvilleand practice, particularly in nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century US high schools, as well as women’s rhetorics, student genres, archival microhistory, and public memory. My book, A Shared History: Writing in the High School, College, and University, 1856-1886 (Southern Illinois University 2020) brings together these research threads, interrogating the ostensible high school-college divide and the role it has played in shaping writing instruction in the US.

My historical and pedagogical research has appeared or is forthcoming in major journals within the field of rhetoric and composition, including College English, Composition Studies, Rhetoric Review, Peitho, Kairos, Currents in Electronic Literacy, JAC, and elsewhere. I have also published outside of rhetoric and composition venues, including in journals like Pedagogy, Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Ohio Valley History, edited collections, and a prize-winning essay for Technology in Student Affairs.  View abstracts and citation details about these publications here (including links to online content, when available), or learn more about my book project here.