M.A., English, Rhetoric and Composition, Colorado State University
B.A., Art, Graphic Design and Illustration, Western Washington University
Areas of Specialization
First-Year Composition, Animal Studies, "The Question of the Animal in Rhetoric and Composition," Posthumanism (difference, alterity, subjectivity), Autoethnography, Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity, Posthumanist Discourse Analysis
Language, Society, and Culture: the nature of rhetoric, interspecies communication, animal rhetorics; interdisciplinary research methodologies; writing across and between the disciplines; representational rhetorics and frameworks; pet memoir (the social construction of pets and the ideological effects on pets, other animals, and society); multigenre writing
Courses Taught at UCCS
ENGL 1310: Rhetoric and Writing I
“Found in Relation: Animal Voices.” Presented at the International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, English Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, March 24-26, 2011.
"Animal Perspectives: Coming to Terms with Autoethnography." Paper presented at the Graduate Symposium in Literary Criticism, English Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, April 17, 2010.
"A Critique of Art Historical Literature Surrounding the Prehistoric 'Venus' Figurines." Coordinated and presented paper at the Art History Student Symposium, Art History Department, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, May 25, 1990.