Professor and Director of First-Year Composition
University Writing Program
University of California, Davis
I'm the Director of First-Year Composition in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. I teach undergraduate composition courses and graduate courses in the theory and practice of teaching composition. I was formerly the University Reading and Writing Coordinator at California State University, Sacramento, where I directed the Writing Across the Curriculum Program and the University Reading and Writing Center for tutoring in reading and writing. My research interests include writing across the curriculum, writing program administration, and response and assessment. On this website you can find my vita, teaching philosophy, teaching portfolio, and information about my consulting services.
I've written two single-authored monographs with University Press of Colorado, Reconstructing Response to Student Writing (2023) and Assignments across the Curriculum (2014), and coauthored with Michelle Crow and Jeff Galin the book Sustainable WAC (NCTE, 2018) and with John Bean the third edition of the book Engaging Ideas (Jossey-Bass, 2021). You can find out more information about the Whole Systems Approach to building sustainable and transformational WAC programs on the Sustainable WAC website.
I'm currently working on a book project that explores the impact of grading on students, teachers, and institutions through institutional ethnography. You can follow me on my Research Gate webpage to view my current and past research.