I am currently an Assistant Professor of Instruction in Ohio University’s English department teaching first-year composition and rhetoric.
I have also taught courses in the Social Foundations of Education to pre-service teachers at The Ohio State University.
I was a 2018-2019 McPherson Fellow in the Center for Ethics and Education at University of Wisconsin Madison and University of Illinois Chicago.
I have a PhD in Educational Studies from The Ohio State University where I studied the Philosophy and History of Education.
I am a teacher who has taught students math and how to write. I am a learner who wants to learn everything. I am interested in literacy, education, pedagogy, narrative, and identity, and how all of these concepts affect one another. As a teacher, I am extremely interested in pedagogies that help my students connect their education to their identity. My BA is from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College, and I have an MA in English from Ohio University.
As an extension of my learning, teaching, reading, and writing, I am a cofounder of Smith Brain Connections.