Associate Professor / Writing Programs Coordinator / Adviser, Creative Writing Club / Adviser, Professional Certificate Program in Writing & Teaching
I earned my Ph.D in English from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2003. After working as an assistant professor at the University of La Verne for two years, I came to Cal State Fullerton, where I am delighted to be part of a vibrant and diverse community.
2003, Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
1995, B.A., Bennington College
My scholarship investigates the perceived differences between rhetorical and poetic modes of production, largely in new media compositions. I am particularly concerned with the ways in which copyright law affects writers’ decisions to appropriate and distribute textual material. My writings on this subject have appeared in a range of journals, most recently College English and Computers and Composition. In 2009, I published an edited book collection, Composition and Copyright: Perspectives on Teaching, Text-Making, and Fair Use, which is available here from SUNY-Press. A book chapter I wrote recently for Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom can be accessed freely here .
Courses Regularly Taught
I tend to teach a broad range of classes concerned with writing, pedagogy, and cultural studies. I offer the following classes on a fairly regular basis:
Eng 307: Advanced College Writing for English Majors
Eng 341: Children’s Literature
Eng 402: Theories of Response in Composition
Eng 402S: Writing Center Tutor Supervision
Eng 404T: Advanced Creative Writing
Eng 500: Introduction to Graduate Studies in English
Eng 509T: Creative Writing Workshop
Eng 515: Professional Editing and Journal Production
Eng 575T: Teaching in English Studies