I received my B.A. from Princeton University and my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. I joined the English Department here at Case in Fall 2003. Within Rhetoric and Composition, my research focuses on medical rhetoric, especially contemporary linguistic and rhetorical constructions of (mental) health and illness.
Within the English Department's Writing History and Theory (WHiT) program, I teach a variety of courses, including the History of the English Language, Language and Gender, Rhetorics of Health and Illness, and the Rhetoric and Teaching of Writing.
Our Center for the Study of Writing (CSW) has launched a variety of new programs, including a Faculty Writing Fellows seminar (Spring 2008), and Writing Week, a celebration of writing in all of its forms and contexts here on campus. In Spring 2005, I was asked to create the Writing@Case website for faculty and graduate student instructors teaching writing at Case.