Degrees and Certifications
Ph.D. hours: Old Dominion University, English: Professional Writing & New Media
M.S.: Radford University, Adult Education: Curriculum & Instruction
B.A.: University of the South, Religion
2015 Wytheville Community College: Excellence in Teaching award
2013 Wytheville Community College Educational Foundation: Improvement of Instruction
2002 Virginia Literacy Foundation: Special Recognition: Service to Literacy
1994: Jeannie P. Baliles Award in Literacy: Outstanding New Literacy Program: Reading Enrichment and Adult Development
Research interests include adult education, audio podcasting, basic writing, cartoons, comics, community colleges, developmental studies, distance education, graphic novels, literacy, multimodality, multiple intelligences, multiwriting, online learning, open educational resources, pedagogy, reading, sequential art, and young adult literature.
Personal interests include coloring outside the lines, dog walking, land conservation, tai chi, chocolate.
The best thing about working at WCC is...
...seeing light bulbs turn on when students 'get it' and realize how smart they are becoming.