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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Literacy and Language Education Purdue University
M.A. English Marshall Univeristy
B.A. English Marshall Univeristy

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2019 - Now Assistant Professor of Writing and Communication Siena College
2016 - 2019 Director Virginia Military Institute Center for Undergraduate Research
2015 - 2017 Programs Coordinator Virginia Military Institute Center for Undergraduate Research
2014 - 2014 Writing Center Coordinator Virginia Military Institute Writing Center
2013 - 2017 Consultant Virginia Military Institute Writing Center
2013 - 2019 Assistant Professor of English Virginia Military Institute
2012 - 2013 Instructor Mentor Purdue University Oral English Proficiency Program
2007 - 2008 Academic Skills Tutor Ivy Tech Community College
2007 - 2013 Teaching Assistant Purdue University Oral English Proficiency Program
2005 - 2007 Instructor Marshall University Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)
2005 - 2007 Teaching Assistant Marshall University
2005 - 2007 Writing Center Consultant Marshall University
2004 - 2006 Substitute Teacher Ashland Independent Schools
2004 - 2006 Substitute Teacher Russell Independent Schools
2000 - 2001 Mathematics Tutor Ashland Community and Technical College

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Review of A new republic of letters: Memory and scholarship in the age of digital reproduction
    Teachers College Record
    2015
  • Review of Appalachia in the classroom: Teaching the region.
    Studies in American Culture
    2014
  • Applying the genre analysis of a narrative to the teaching of English language learners
    INTESOL, vol. 8
    2011
  • Language is my selling point: Contrastive analysis of advertisement language of English and Korean
    Studies in Humanities, vol. 20
    2011
  • Children's literature and cultural transmission: A functional linguistic perspective
    10th Annual International Symposium of the Eastern Asian Humanities Society
    2010
  • A functional analysis of English humanities and biochemistry writing with respect to teaching university composition
    Novitas ROYAL, vol. 2
    2008
  • Language is my selling point: Contrastive analysis of advertisement language of English and Korean
    8th Annual International Symposium of the Eastern Asian Humanities Society
    2008

Awards & Distinctions

  •  Nominated to this honor society by students for my service to Virginia Military Institute.
    Category: Service-University
    Omicron Delta Kappy Society, 2017

Books & Book Chapters

  • Reclaiming literacies as meaning-making: Manifestations of values, identities, relationships, and knowledge

    2020
  • Exploring the community impact of research-practice partnerships in education
    Information Age Publishing
    2018
  • Preparing teachers to work with English language learners in mainstream classrooms
    Information Age Publishing
    2015
  • Re-reading Appalachia: Literacies of resistance
    University of Kentucky Press
    2015
  • Genre pedagogy across the curriculum: Theory and application in U.S. classrooms and contexts
    Equinox Publishers
    2014
  • Genre pedagogy across the curriculum: Theory and application in U.S. classrooms and contexts
    Equinox Publishers
    2014
  • Genre pedagogy across the curriculum: Theory and application in U.S. classrooms and contexts
    Equinox Publishers
    2014
  • Teacher education for social justice: Perspectives and lessons learned
    Information Age Publishing
    2013

Presentations

  • Empowering students' inquiry practices through language-based pedagogies
    2019
    National Council of Teachers of English, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aggression or persuasion?: Interpersonal analysis of the language of ESL textbooks
    2018
    45th International Systemic Functional Congress, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Teaching Appalachia to build bridges across identities: One example from a university in the Appalachian Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
    2018
    41st Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • What counts as writing/writer for "just another high school votech kid?
    2018
    Working Conference on Discourse Analysis in Educational Research, Columbus, Ohio
  • Empowering students' writing through a more useful metalanguage: A language-based approach to high school English language arts in Appalachia
    2017
    National Council of Teachers of English, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Re-reading Appalachia: Re-reading Appalachian literacy: A functional linguistics approach
    2016
    Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, Texas
  • Speaking of writing: The metalanguage of one twelfth grade English language arts program
    2016
    Working Conference on Discourse Analysis in Educational Research, Columbis, Ohio
  • Re-reading Appalachian literacy: A place-based, genre pedagogy
    2015
    42nd International Systemic Functional Congress, Aachen, Germany
  • The metalanguage of twelfth grade English language arts
    2014
    Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, Illinois
  • Grammatical metaphor and the language of science
    2012
    West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL) Conference, Inwood, West Virginia
  • Capturing the flow of words: Ideational perspective on ESL writing
    2011
    Indiana TESOL (INTESOL) Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Grammatical sentences but awkward writing: The language of ideation
    2011
    West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL) Conference, Ripley, West Virginia
  • Writing a dissertation proposal: A linguistic description and experiential discussion
    2011
    Indiana TESOL (INTESOL) Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Writing a dissertation proposal: Genre expectations
    2011
    College of Education Research Seminar Series, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Writing theory and pedagogy in systemic functional linguistics and U. S. rhetoric and composition: Negotiating boundaries and building bridges
    2011
    38th International Systemic Functional Congress, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Children's literature and cultural transmission: A functional linguistic perspective
    2010
    10th International Symposium of the Eastern Asian Humanities Society, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • Nobody to blame: School administrators' talk about English language learners
    2010
    37th International Systemic Functional Congress, Vancouver, Canada-British Columbia
  • Beyond grammar instruction are words?: A systemic functional appraisal analysis of ESL narrative essays
    2009
    Indiana TESOL (INTESOL) Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Establishing a metalanguage for writing instruction by using the narrative: A genre approach
    2009
    1st Annual Purdue University Graduate Student Symposium on ESL Studies, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Pedagogical implications of teaching grammar in context
    2009
    West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL) Conference, Charleston, West Virginia
  • Scaffolding language of an undergraduate engineering textbook: A genre approach to engineering writing
    2009
    3rd Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • A genre approach to academic writing for English language learners
    2008
    Indiana TESOL (INTESOL) Conference, Carmel, Indiana
  • Contrastive analysis of advertisement language of English and Korean
    2008
    8th International Symposium of the Eastern Asian Humanities Society, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • Genre and lexical density
    2008
    West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL) Conference, Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • A functional analysis of English humanities and biochemistry writing with respect to teaching university composition
    2007
    University of Sydney's Annual Free Linguistics Conference, Sydney, Australia
  • Cohesion and ESL writing
    2007
    West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL) Conference, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Solving ESL difficulties with regards to textual flow in writing
    2006
    Annual West Virginia TESOL (WVTESOL) Conference, Charlestown, West Virginia