Western Carolina University
I have been teaching composition and rhetoric at Western Carolina University since 2018. I am constantly thinking about the ways rhetoric shapes our reality both inside of the classroom and out in the "real world." My fields of research are rhetorical theory and institutional rhetorics. I have studied and presented on the rhetorical strategies of for-profit probation systems, prisons, and rehabilitation facilities. I’m also interested in pedagogical practices and the rhetorical ecologies of the classroom. My most recent research revolves around the uses of performative rhetoric and shared metaphors in the college composition course. I’m a bit of a conference nerd, so I relish opportunities to share research with other scholars.
Paper: Justice for Sale: The Rhetoric of For Profit Probation Systems