I am the Communications Coordinator for the English department at Colorado State University (CSU), where I have worked for the past 14 years. I also occasionally teach CO302: Writing Online, CO150: College Composition, and CO300: Writing Argument. My academic special interests include computers and composition, professional development opportunities for faculty, the use of technology and hypertext/hypermedia in the classroom, multiliteracies in composition, creative nonfiction writing, and writing for the Web.
I received an M.A. in English: Communication Development from CSU, having been granted distinction for my thesis, a hypertext written in 2001-2002 entitled “Fear, Happiness and the American Way: The Difficulty of a Simple Life,” (which was unofficially the first hypertext thesis at CSU, unofficial because the graduate school made me turn in a paper copy–what was up with that?!). I have learned a lot since then, first working for six years as the Editor/Lead Programmer for the Writing Studio, and then going on to create various English department project and program websites, some of which are the Composition Program’s website, the gtPathways website (which was so much prettier the way I originally designed it), the Writing Center website, the Animality Studies website, and the CRWCT website.