Education

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
PhD English: Composition and Rhetoric, August 2009
Dissertation: Persistence, Resistance, and Change: Toward a Critical Praxis for Researched Writing: This project re-situates and re-defines researched writing, examines the persistence of the current-traditional model of research writing instruction in college curriculums, investigates why resistance to it has often failed, and offers a solution which re-aligns researched writing with current Rhetoric and Composition research, theoretical, and pedagogical paradigms. I engage in practices that are consistent with contemporary scholarship in Rhetoric and Composition, specifically rhetorical genre analysis, feminist methods, and critical research practices.
Major Professor: Dr. Libby Miles
Committee: Nedra Reynolds, Jeremiah Dyehouse, Diane Kern (edu), Judith Swift (com)
Honors: Center for Humanities Graduate Research Fellowship
Office of Research and Economic Development Graduate Research Grant
Research Interests: Student researched writing; Pedagogies for transitional and non-traditional students; Genre-blurring and multigenre writing; Writing teacher education; Writing Across the Curriculum

Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
EdM English Education, 2004
Thesis: An Investigation of Adult Writing Students: From Personal Experience to Critical Analysis

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
MFA Creative Writing/ Poetry, 2000
Thesis: Migration, a collection of poems

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
BA English Writing and Philosophy, 1998

Tel Aviv University, Israel
Overseas Student Program, Spring 1997

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