I have several years' experience in writing program administration, including two years as the Assistant Director of the General Studies Writing Program at Bowling Green State University and one semester as the Assistant Director of the Writing and Research Center at Gannon University.
In 2018, I received BGSU's Outstanding Research Assistant Award for my work with the General Studies Writing Program—this recognition is awarded to two graduate students each year out of the approximately 2,700 graduate students enrolled in graduate programs at BGSU.
As Assistant Director of the General Studies Writing Program I engaged in administrative work that supported the program's community of teaching writing, authoring our weekly programmatic e-newsletter, paideia (volumes 1 and 2); hosting regular pedagogy workshops, and co-facilitating the composition practicum for first-year teaching associates, The Composition Instructors' Workshop. I was a co-founding editor of our journal of first-year writing, WRIT, and I chaired three semi-annual Writing Showcase events. Additionally, I have experience developing writing program curricula, including courses in first-year writing and an undergraduate minor in professional writing.
I am an active member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators and its graduate organization, WPA-GO. In addition to presenting regularly at the annual CWPA convention, I am an Assistant Editor for the Council's academic journal, WPA: Writing Program Administration; I am an elected member of the WPA-GO Graduate Committee, and I chair WPA-GO's Digital Presence Committee.
I see writing programs as communities, and therefore I strive to cultivate a community of teaching writing in my administrative efforts. Please see my philosophy of writing program administration to learn more about my administrative values and approach.