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UH 5020
(205) 934-8591

Research and Teaching Interests: Rhetoric and composition, creative nonfiction, 200-level literature

Office Hours: By appointment


  • B.A., Auburn University, English
  • M.A., University of Montevallo, English

I am honored to be able to bring my love of writing to the college classroom, as my entire professional life has been devoted to writing and editing. In my freshman composition classes, I seek to help students enhance their writing processes and embolden them to experiment with new rhetorical strategies. My goal in literature survey classes is to encourage students to learn through deep inquiry brought about by a variety of academic and creative writing tasks and activities.

My current creative projects include a collection of creative non-fiction. When I am not reading, writing, or teaching, I enjoy riding my mountain bike (the very adventurous-sounding Specialized Rockhopper). I also tend to start DIY projects that require skills I do not yet have. My husband and I have raised four children, and the remaining full-time residents include a six-year-old Yorkie mix, an energetic puppy whose breed is anyone’s guess, and a cranky overweight cat who takes his job a little too seriously.