I am the Communications Coordinator for the English department at Colorado State University (CSU), where I have worked since 2000. I am in charge of all our department’s social media, our blog content, and various other department communications. Typically, I have two or three student interns working with me each semester. When I was also teaching, I taught 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.