My teaching philosophy is driven by the conviction that reading and writing are tools of empowerment. The better we hone our skills of critical reading and writing, the more empowered we are.
I teach a range of subjects, including American literature, women’s literature, African American literature, and all levels of college composition.
In 2019, I was awarded the Outstanding Composition Instructor Award at Kent State University by student nomination and careful vetting. In 2015, I was awarded a Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award, an annual commendation awarded to only three graduate TAs university-wide. Both awards are granted by nomination only; recipients are selected based on the intellectual rigor of their instruction, their evidenced commitment to students, their communication with students, and the lasting positive impact of their work.
American Studies 512.821 Doctoral Seminar: Spreading Awareness, Provoking Protest: Literature and Culture of Social and Environmental Justice, University of Graz, Austria
Graduate Workshop Series for PhD Students, University of Graz, Austria
ENGL 4800: Social and Environmental Justice in Early American Literature, Clayton State University
ENGL 4950: Senior Capstone, Clayton State University
ENGL 2131: American Literature I, Clayton State University
ENGL 1101: English Composition I, Clayton State University
ENGL 1102: English Composition II, Clayton State University
ENG 33001: U.S. Literature to 1865, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 33002: U.S. Literature from 1865 to 1945, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 25004: Literature in the U.S. I, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 25005: Literature in the U.S. II, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 33010: African American Literature to 1900, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 21002: Introduction to Women’s Literature, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 24001: Introduction to Literary Study, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 22073: Major Modern Writers, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 21011: College Writing II, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 11011: College Writing I, Kent State University at Stark
ENG 01001: Introduction to College Writing I, Stretch; Kent State University at Stark
ENGL 110: Critical Reading and Writing, University of Delaware
Honors ENGL 110: Critical Reading and Writing, “No World for Tomorrow: Science Fiction Meets Environmentalism,” University of Delaware