Adjunct Professor of English
- Adjunct Professor, University of Lynchburg
- Adjunct Professor, Randolph College
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech
- Graduate Instructor, Texas Christian University
- PhD in Rhetoric and Writing, Women’s and Gender Studies Certificate – Virginia Tech, 2015
- MA, English: Rhetoric and Composition – Texas Christian University, 2011
- Secondary Teaching Credential – Westmont College, 2009
- BA, English, Minor in Communication Studies – Westmont College, 2008
- “Building an Embodied Ethos: Performances of Ethos in Elite Female Athletes.” Women’s Ways of Making,Eds. Maureen Goggin and Shirley Rose, Southern Illinois University Press, forthcoming 2019.
- “Bodies.” Keywords in Writing Studies, Eds. Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenberg, UP of Colorado, 2015, Boulder, CO, p.6-10.
- “Gender.” Keywords in Writing Studies, Eds. Paul Heilker and Peter Vandenberg, UP of Colorado, 2015, Boulder, CO, p. 77-81.
- “Aesthetics and Athletics: Staring at Difference in ESPN the Magazine’s ‘Bodies We Want.’” Textual Overtures 2.1. 2014, p. 46-65.
- “Negotiating a Social Ethos within the Political Economy: Understanding Female Athletes’ Rhetorical Acts” to be presented at the 11th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Dayton, OH, October 2017.
- “Transforming Bodily Ethos: Materiality, Movement, and Epideictic Rhetoric” presented at the 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 2016.
- “Fit to Mother: Risk and Self-Care in the Pregnant Athlete” presented at Gender, Bodies, and Technology, Roanoke, VA, April 2016.
- “Building the Embodied Subject: Performances of Ethos in Elite Female Athletes” presented at the 10th Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October 2016.
- “Training ‘Killer Instincts’: Serena Williams’ Deviant Black Ethos” presented at the 8th Summit on Communication and Sport, Charlotte, NC, March 2015.
- “Bodies as ‘Symbolist Poets’: Dramatistic Approaches to Ethos in Contemporary Athletics” presented at the Ninth Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, St. Louis, MO, July 2014.
- “Trained Bodies: Technologies of the Self and the Aesthetic Imperative for Women” presented at Gender, Bodies, and Technology, Blacksburg, VA, May 2014.
- “Aesthetics and Athletics: Staring at Difference in ESPN the Magazine’s ‘Bodies We Want’” presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association, Monmouth, NJ, June 2013.
- “Damaged Desire in ESPN the Magazine’s ‘Bodies We Want’” presented at the Popular Culture Association National Conference, Washington D.C., March 2013.
- “Genre Awareness and Social Action: A Classical Approach to New Media Writing” presented at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, March 2012.
- “Common Ground: A Feminist Rereading of Ethos” presented at the Eighth Biennial Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Mankato, MN, October 2011.
- “Perspective by Incongruity: Kenneth Burke as a Personal Trainer” presented at the Eighth Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society, Clemson, SC, May 2011.
- Recipient of Faculty Development Grant: “Training a Social Ethos: Serena Williams’ “Deviant” Black Ethos, Lynchburg College, 2017
- Best Student Paper Award, The International Association for Communication and Sport, 2015
- Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest, First Runner Up, Sport Literature Association, 2015
- Best Student Paper Award, The Kenneth Burke Society, 2014
- Lyle Olsen Graduate Student Essay Contest, Honorable Mention, Sport Literature Association, 2013
- 2011 Lilia Thomas Award, Texas Christian University, 2011
- Australia Tarver Award, Texas Christian University, 2011
- William L. Adams Writing Center Prize, Texas Christian University, 2011
- Ida M. Green Fellow for graduate studies in English, Texas Christian University, 2009-2010
- CWSHRC- The Coalition fro Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
- NCTE- National Council of Teachers of English
- RSA- Rhetoric Society of America
- KBS- The Kenneth Burke Society