I am an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San José State University, where I am also an Assistant Writing Program Administrator. I teach writing and rhetoric courses, including first-year writing, advanced expository writing, writing pedagogy, rhetorical history and historiography, and modern rhetorical theory. As an administrator, I coordinate the teaching associate training, program development and assessment, and faculty development.
My research focuses on histories of rhetoric and composition, particularly in American higher education. I have related interests in the history of American education, institutional rhetorics, bureaucracy, historiography, and archival theories and methods. In 2016, I published Conceding Composition: A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes, and in 2015, I co-edited a collection of graduate student professional development narratives, What We Wish We’d Known: Negotiating Graduate School. My scholarship also appears in Composition Studies, Enculturation, JAC, Journal of Veterans’ Studies, Rhetoric Review, WPA: Writing Program Administration, and edited collections. And I have recently published public scholarship in The Washington Monthly and the University of Colorado Press’s blog.