winter 2023 teaching schedule

Feminist Rhetoricst/th 9:30-10:45 am est
Digital Rhetorict/th 1:30-2:45 pm est

Selected Courses Taught at Transylvania

The courses I teach incorporate scaffolded assignments; a mix of group and individual work; a mix of formal and informal assignments; lots of reading, writing, and discussing; and ongoing revision and reflection in light of commentary from peers, writing center staffers, and me. Some of the teaching I most enjoy occurs when I have the opportunity to work with a community partner, such as the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center or the Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc.

  • WRC 3054: Digital Rhetoric
  • WRC 3234: Feminist Rhetorics
  • WRC 2224: Writing for/with Nonprofits (team-taught with Scott Whiddon (WRC faculty))
  • WRC 4444: Senior Seminar
  • WRC 2214: Business Writing
  • First-Year Seminar
  • First-Year Research Seminar
  • WRC/ENG/WGS 2294: Rhetorics of Violence (team-taught with Kremena Todorova (English faculty))
  • WRC 3294/SOC 3134: Writing for Change (team-taught with Avery Tompkins (Sociology faculty))
  • WRC 3124: Digital Travel Writing in Ireland (team-taught with Scott Whiddon (WRC faculty))
  • WRC/IDS 2294: The Poetics of Community Engagement (team-taught with James Wright (Multilingual Learning Specialist))

Visual highlights

In May Term 2015, students in Scott Whiddon’s and my “Writing for/with Nonprofits” class paired up with the Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties to produce a variety of print-based texts, website materials or social media plans, and videos. In the process, we attended the training for some of the CAC’s Senior Corps volunteers and visited several of the Senior Corps’ worksites, such as local community gardens, food pantries, the Veteran’s Hospital, and two Head Start locations.

"I like to see feminist theory as a reinvented coyote discourse obligated to its sources in many heterogenous accounts of the world." —Donna Haraway

"Here's how you can show up: Knowledge plus empathy plus action. If you take any one away, you're performing." —Rachel Cargle

“Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously students and teachers.” —Paulo Freire

"Instead of conceiving inclusive education as an outcome that must be achieved, we have conceptualized it as a process that is always ongoing, continual, and by extension, unfinished." —Scot Danforth and Srikala Naraian

"Writing is feminist machinery, and play is one of its gears." —Laura Micciche