Ph.D. in English: Rhetoric & Composition 2021

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Dissertation: Programmed Literacies

Committee: Dr. Debra Hawhee, Dr. Stuart Selber, Dr. Cheryl Glenn, and Dr. Suresh Canagarajah


M.A. in English: Rhetoric & Composition 2017

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida   

Certificate in Editing & Publishing

Thesis: Radio Rhetor: The Rhetorical Practices of Mary Margaret McBride

Committee: Dr. Kristie Fleckenstein, Dr. Kathleen Yancey, Dr. Tarez Graban


B.A. in English & Economics 2015

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Summa Cum Laude, Departmental Honors, University Honors

Thesis: Attention in the Digitally Networked Economy

Committee: Dr. Jason Helms, Dr. Rob Garnett, Dr. Dan Williams


Research Interests


Feminist rhetorics and technologies; literacy studies; contemplative writing pedagogies.




Manuscripts in Progress


“Feminist Platforms & Feminine Practices: Mary Margaret McBride’s Radio Rhetoric” forthcoming in Widening the View: Essays on Feminist Historiography, Ephemeral Archives, and Rhetorical Education. 


“Platform Rhetoric in the Digitally Networked Sharing Economy,” to be submitted fall 2019. 


Conference Presentations


“Gendered Ecologies of Programming Education” 2020

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Milwaukee, WI


“Transnational Feminism and the Rhetoric of Women’s Coding Literacy Movements” 2019

Feminisms & Rhetorics Conference, Harrisonburg, VA


“Radio Rhetoric: Mary Margaret McBride and Archival Listening” 2019

International Society for the History of Rhetoric Conference, New Orleans, LA


“Counter-Performance in the Archives” 2019

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA

“Towards an Ethics of Haptic Technology” 2018

Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning, Estes Park, Colorado


“Invoking the Body: Touch and Making Meaning” 2017 

Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Dayton, OH


“Contemplative Writing & Digital Composition” 2017

 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning Conference, Estes Park, CO


“Cultivating an Ear for Difference: Listening as Sonic Archival Practice” 2017

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR


“What It Means to Compose for the Web”   2016

Computers and Writing Conference, Rochester, NY


“Digital Contemplative Composition: A Feminist Approach to Inquiry” 2016

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX


“Vegication: A Commercial Xeriscaping Plan for Fort Worth” 2015

Add-Ran College Undergraduate Research Festival, Fort Worth, TX

Awarded 1st Place for Poster Presentations


“Attention Economics in Online Sharing Communities” 2014

Add-Ran College Undergraduate Research Festival, Fort Worth, TX

Awarded 1st place for Economics Research



Teaching Experience


Pennsylvania State University


Rhetoric and Composition (2 sections)

Instructor of Record


Florida State University    


Research, Genre, and Context (4 sections)

Instructor of Record


Upward Bound


English Capstone (1 section)

Instructor of Record


Tutoring Experience


Pennsylvania State University


Digital Studio Consultant 2019-2020


Writing Center Tutor 2018-2019


Florida State University 


Digital Studio Consultant     2015-2017

Proficient in: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Audacity, SPSS, 

HTML, CSS, Javascript


Reading & Writing Center Tutor 2015-2016


Texas Christian University


Economics Department Tutor 2013-2015


Research Experience


John V. Roach Honors College    


Research Assistant 2013-2015

Served as an intern at the TCU Press; assisted with acquisitions; copy-edited and helped revise works for publication; conducted archival research and assisted with class materials.




Departmental Service


PSU Mentoring Program Mentor & Coordinator 2018-2020

Arnold-Ebbitt Interdisciplinary Rhetoricians Technology Coordinator 2018-2019

PSU English Graduate Organization Webmaster 2018-2019

FSU College Composition Committee 2016-2017

FSU Reading Writing Center Committee 2016-2017


Community Involvement & Outreach


Mid-State Literacy ESL Teacher 2017-2019

Global Connections Conversation Partner 2017-2019

Literacy Volunteers of Leon County ESOL Tutor 2017

Grace Mission Middle School Reading Tutor 2017

Catholic Charities ESL Tutor 2014-2015


Awards & Honors


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nominee 2017

Excellence in Teaching Composition Award Nominee 2016

Margaret Rose-Marek Multimedia Writing Award Honorable Mention 2015

The Lilla Thomas Award for an Interpretive or Critical Essay on Feminist 

Writers or Feminist Issues 2015

Economics Department Senior Scholar 2015

Lane Smutz Economics Award 2015

Phi Beta Kappa 2014

Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society 2013

TCU Scholar 2012-2015

Dean’s Scholar 2011-2015




English Graduate Organization Travel Grant 2017-2018

PSU Enhanced Graduate Scholar Fellowship 2017-2018

TCU Mission Statement Scholarship Finalist 2014

TCU Dean’s Scholarship 2010-2015


Professional Affiliations

International Society for History of Rhetoric 2019

Rhetoric Society of America 2018-2019

Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition 2017-2020

Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning 2017-2019

College Composition and Communication 2016-2020


Relevant Coursework


Professional Writing; Ethnic Rhetorics; Feminist Rhetorics; Rhetorics and Technologies; Language Socialization Across Contexts, Rhetoric, Archives, Information; Rhetoric’s Sensorium; Theories of Rhetoric and Composition; Platform, Software, and Code Studies; Histories and Historiographies of Rhetoric; Embodied Rhetorics; Digital Revolutions & Convergence Culture; Global Rhetorics; Composition Theory; Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies; Rhetoric & Poetics; Digital Rhetorics.

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