Developmental writing, basic and advanced composition, service learning, ESL/EFL, expository writing, research methods, writing for the social sciences and humanities, cultural literacy, creative writing, literature, writing about literature, multimodal learning, technology in the classroom.
Courses in composition and literature explore gender issues from multiple social angles—from media images to historical formations to cultural constructions of femininity/masculinity—leading to questions about identity formation, public presentation, and social (in)equality.
PhD English & Creative Writing 2007
University of Denver, Denver, CO
MFA Writing 2002
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BA English 1994
St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Instructor, College of Social Sciences & Humanities, Academic Writing Program
“English 500” Intensive Graduate Writing
“Heroes and Zeros: Studies in Television and Media” Composition 104 Writing for the Social Sciences
“Issues for the Entrepreneur” Composition 103 Writing for Business Administration
“Rants, Slants, and Pants: Activating the Public with Art” Composition 101
“Fashioning the Self: Clothing, Culture, and Identity” Composition 101
“Outsiders” Composition 105 – Advanced Writing for the Humanities
“The Politics of Style” Composition 102
“Feminity: Culture, Myth, and the Body” Composition 102
“The New Symposium – Exploring Human Relationships” Composition 101
“Language Communities & the Dynamics of Difference” Composition 101
“The One Who Swallowed Falcons” TYPO, 8 (Spring 2006).
“Soft Truths in An Orchard,” “Gardens were Considerations” & “The Woman Loved Her
Woman Tornado” Retort Magazine (Winter 2006).
“The Royal Chimes Colliding” & “Worming the Soul from Enclosure to Honor” Elimae,
10th Anniversary Issue (Winter 2006).
“But A Flood of Town,” Welded From Narrow Height,” “Matching Pillow to the Back,” “The Dull Perfume of Noon,” “A Single Crack on the Map of Sleep” & “Space a Hardness In” Can We Have Our Ball Back? (Winter 2006).
“Estrangement as Spilled Wet” Versal, 3 (Spring 2005).
Book Review of Martha Ronk’s In a Landscape of Having to Repeat, Double Room, 5. (Winter 2005).