Currently, I am researching the circulation of statistics to gain insight into how statistics can be perceived as rhetorical objects. I am also interested in histories of literacy and composition in the early twentieth century.
I came to Pitt after working for four years as a research assistant for a U.S. Army resilience and performance psychology program. With Kimberly Turner Helms, I have a publication on pedagogical approaches for students in the military with traumatic brain injury (TBI). You can find that article in the February 2014 issue of Adult Learning.
Additionally, throughout that time, I also taught composition and reading at the postsecondary level, and earned my MA in English at the State University of New York at New Paltz. I also have a background in teaching English at the secondary level and in non-profit work during my undergraduate days at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ.