Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2004
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 1986
Specializations: Rhetoric and Composition
Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 4240: Rhetorical Theory; PRWR 6650: Literacy Studies; PRWR 7900: Research Methods
Most Recent or Most Important Publications: Renovating Rhetoric in Christian Tradition, edited with VanderLei, Gere, and Amorose (U of Pitt, 2014); "A Question of Truth: Reading the Bible, Rhetoric and Christian Tradition" in that volume. Women and Literacy, edited with Mortensen, Routledge, 2007. A Communion of Friendship: Literacy, Spiritual Practice, and Women in Recovery, Studies in Writing and Rhetoric/ Southern Illinois University Press. 2003. Edited with Peter Mortensen. Narratives of Literacy: Connecting Composition to Culture," CCC 50: (1999), rpt. in Landmark Essays on Speech and Writing, ed. Peter Elbow, Routledge, 2014; "Literacy, Rhetoric, Agency, and Identity," Rev. Essay, College English 74: (2012). Women and Literacy: Local and Global Inquiries for a New Century. NCTE/LEA Series in Literacy Research. New York: Taylor and Francis. 2007. “Whetstones Provided by the World’: Trying to Deal With Difference in a Pluralistic Society.” Rev. of Toward a Civil Discourse: Rhetoric and Fundamentalism, by Sharon Crowley, and Rhetorical Listening: Race, Gender, and Whiteness, by Krista Ratcliffe. College English. 70 (September, 2007): 79-88.
Other Affiliations or Positions: Director of General Education in English
Director of WAC for CHSS