I am a college teacher, a faculty development / educational development leader, and a scholar of American literature.
I bring more than 12 years of experience in faculty development and 18 years in college teaching at institutions focused on undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education. In 2016, I became the founding director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship at Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX), and from 2007-2016, I was the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at St. Edward’s University (Austin, TX). I have also taught full-time on the tenure track in English at Denison University (Granvile, OH). My current work is an extension of a path begun in graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where I designed curriculum and taught in the Office of Graduate Studies’ Professional Development and Community Engagement program.
As a director, I help faculty develop their teaching and scholarship and engage students in transformative learning experiences. My current research focuses on pedagogies in teaching literature and writing and rhetorics of college teaching. As an educational development expert, I was recently named to the Fulbright Specialist roster by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars. I hold a B. A. in mathematics and humanities from Valparaiso University and the M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.