Professorial Lecturer, American University
I have been teaching Writing Studies in the AU Literature Department for five years. My most recent courses have focused on the politics of English grammar and the rhetoric of space and place. The teaching of Rhetorical Grammar, however, centers every one of my courses in First-year Composition. I’ve compiled my principles in this working manuscript. I hope you find it useful. I am currently working on which explains my approach to teaching Rhetorical Grammar. I hope you find it helpful. Currently, I am teaching three sections of WRTG 101. At this spring’s Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Oregon, I will present a paper called, “Thirty Years On: What’s Living and Dead in Stanley Fish’s Composition Theory.”
While Writing Studies as a field excites me, my favorite moments occur in the classroom, providing students opportunities to uncover and develop their own voice and to know that their voice matters.