Environment and Technology
My classroom is a safe, respectful, collaborative learning environment. Students must take responsibility for their own educations but are allowed to pursue their own interests within the course's basic framework. I teach using a range of technology and media: SmartBoards, the kids' cell phones, apps like GroupMe and Merlin, Pinterest, YouTube, Khan Academy, Blackboard, Canvas, and WhippleHill, both Macintosh and Windows-based computers and projection systems, etc. I have attended EdTech summer workshops and other Professional Development programs including Safe Zone training. My goal is to meet students where they are and use their technology to teach them. I delivered a paper on teaching outdoors at the 2016 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference.
Teaching Statement 
Sample Syllabi
All Courses: By Location
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL (R1)
EH 101: English Composition I. Fall 2017, Fall 2018.
EH 102: English Composition II. Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020.
EH 96/106: Introduction to Freshman Writing I + Writing Lab, Fall 2019.
Indian Springs School, Birmingham, AL (Private 8-12)
Wilderness Literature. Spring 2017.
Experimental Literature. Each semester Fall 2014-Fall 2016.
Critical Reading and Analytical Writing. Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Feminist Literature. Spring 2013.
World Literature. Spring 2012 and Fall 2012.
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY (R1) 
ENG 102: Honors Writing II. Spring 2004 and Fall 2004.
HMN 242: Hermann Hesse’s World. Fall 2003.
ENG 201: Advanced Writing I. Spring 2003.
ENG 101: Writing I. Fall 2002, Fall 2008, Fall 2009.

UBE 101: The University Experience. Fall 2000.
University of Cincinnati, Clermont College, Cincinnati, OH (2-year feeder to R1)
ENGL 1001: English Composition I. Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 (Online/asynchronous).
ENGL 2089: Intermediate Composition. Fall 2020 (Online/asynchronous)
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (R1)
RHE 306: Introduction to Rhetoric: Reading, Writing and Research. Fall 2019.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (R1)
ENWR 380: Academic and Professional Writing. Fall 2006.
In addition, I have tutored writing at the University Writing Center at UAB and taught workshops such as a personal essay writing workshop at Vestavia Hills Library and poetry workshops.
Fall 2020: English 2089, Clermont (3)
2019-2020: English 102, 096/106, UAB (2-0); English 102 (1-1), UAB; English 1001, Clermont (2-2-2); RHE 306, UT-Austin (4-0)
2018-2019: English 101-102, Freshman Composition Sequence, UAB (3/3)
2017-2018: English 101-102, Freshman Composition Sequence, UAB (1/1)
2016-2017: Experimental Literature and Wilderness Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2015-2016: Experimental Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2014-2015: Experimental Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2013-2014: Critical Reading and Analytical Writing, 10th-11th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2012-2013: World Literature and Feminist Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (1/1)
2011-2012: World Literature, 12th Grade, Indian Springs School (0/1)
2010-2011: Studying in the MLS Degree Program 
2008-2009: English 101-201, Freshman Composition Sequence, SUNY Buffalo (2/2)
2007-2008 Working as a Bookseller and Librarian 
Fall 2006: ENWR 380, Academic and Professional Writing, University of Virginia (1/0)
2005-2006: Granted University of Virginia non-teaching Presidential Fellowship 
Spring 2005: Studying abroad in Sweden and Austria 
Fall 2004: ENG 102, Honors Freshman Composition, SUNY Buffalo (1/0)
2003-2004: HMN 242, Hermann Hesse, and ENG 102, Honors Freshman Composition, SUNY Buffalo (1/1)
2002-2003: ENG 101-201, Freshman Composition Sequence, SUNY Buffalo (1/1)
2001-2002: Finishing undergraduate degree at Buffalo 
Fall 2001: UBE 101: University Experience, SUNY Buffalo (1/0)
Pedagogical Influences
Maria Montessori and Friedrich Froebel (early education)
“I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.” Toni Morrison
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