Ph. D. in English, Emory University, August 2008
M.A. in English, Emory University, May 2004
B.A. in English and French, UNC-Chapel Hill, May 1998
*Certificate in Digital Pedagogy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2010
*Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, Emory University, Spring 2006
Rhetoric and Composition
Nineteenth-Century and Contemporary British Literature
Digital Pedagogy in the Composition Classroom
Neo-Victorian Novels and Steampunk Fiction
Disability Studies/Autism in Literature
- Recognitions and Awards
GSU CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) Mini-Grant ($5,000) for
development of online Scholarship of Teaching and Learning journal.
USG Affordable Learning Textbook Transformation Grant ($30,000). Georgia Perimeter
“Outstanding GPC Woman” award by Student Life/SGA as part of Women’s History Month,
March 31, 2015
NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Seminar and Grant. Georgia Perimeter College, 2013-2014.
2012 Award for Excellence in Pedagogy, Writing and Communication Program, School of
Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, April 2012
Class of 1969 Teaching Scholars Fellowship and Grant: year-long academic fellowship and
$1000 grant to develop and implement a pedagogical initiative to enhance student engagement, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-2012
- Committees and Organizations
Faculty Senator, Perimeter College representative, Fall 2015-
Co-Chair, English 1101/1102 Curriculum Committee, Fall 2015-
Assistant Editor (fiction) for The Chattahoochee Review, Spring 2016-
Member (Writer/Editor) English 1101/1102 E-Textbook Committee Spring 2015-2016
Search Committee for Tenure-Track English Faculty, Spring 2015
Technology Advisory Board – Communications Technology subcommittee, Fall 2014-Spring 2015
NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Grant Committee, Summer 2014-
Contributing Editor (fiction) for The Chattahoochee Review, Fall 2013-Fall 2015
Member: British Literature Curriculum Committee, Georgia Perimeter College, Fall 2012-
“Composing Ourselves, Creating Communities: Blogs as Learning Communities in the Composition Classroom.” Real-Life Writers: Composition Courses as Pathways to Student Success (Forthcoming).
“From Steam Arms to Brass Goggles: Steampunk, Prostheses, and Disability.” Like Clockwork: Essays on Steampunk. Eds. Rachel Bowser and Brian Croxall. University of Minnesota Press, December 2016.
“Digital Mapping Project.” Teaching Literature with Digital Technology: Assignments. Eds. Tim Hetland and Jacob Hughes. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins. July 2016.
“Charlotte Brontë’s Textual Relics: Memorializing the Material in Villette.” Brontë Studies. 35.2 (July 2010): 128-36