Office: Room 162 Gordy Hall
155 Gordy Hall
Athens, OH 45701 USA
2001 Marietta College, BS in Computer Information Systems
2005 Ohio University, BA in Creative Writing, English
2008 Ohio University, MA in Linguistics
Areas of Professional Interest
Language as a tool of communication is my professional interest; my goal is to be able to speak and read as many languages as possible. For me, conveying meaning and acquiring knowledge are ongoing affairs, as is avoiding complacency in what I already know.
As an instructor of English, I find that one of the greatest moments in the classroom is when a student reads a text and truly understands it. It is my privilege to watch my students comprehend a written work in their second language, and this is a gift that I am glad to offer. Thankfully, my background in English writing gives me a good framework from which to present guidance to my students, and my own extensive reading reminds me that the rewards of reading well are immeasurable. I recognize that the best readers are the ones who are motivated by a thirst for knowledge; I strive to instill this desire in my students.