Director of the Writing Center & Associate Professor of English
Phone: (765) 998-5526
The Ohio Writing Project, Miami University, Oxford, OH – July 1993 M.A., University of Dayton, Dayton, OH – April 1989 B.A., Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH (with highest honors) - June 1987
Why I love teaching at Taylor:
I am a writer who loves to teach writing and help other writers develop their skills here at Taylor. I’m also committed to making Taylor University’s Writing Center first-rate and thus regularly participate in writing center conferences, where I both learn from professionals across the world and present papers about the many innovative approaches I've developed. I’ve likewise published work in the peer-reviewed, widely circulated publication, WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship. I bring all this experience and expertise to the writing center here, and I enjoy working with the many students, faculty, and staff who visit. Working with my writing center tutors and my colleagues here at Taylor is honestly the best job in the world.
Advice to incoming students:
Read everything. Read broadly. Read deeply. Read closely.
- Taking my dog for long walks
- Hiking in state and national parks
- Traveling across the country and abroad
- Watching foreign films and movies based on literary works
- Listening to indie bands like Over the Rhine and longtime rockers like U2