ABOUT ME

I teach first-year writing at James Madison University. In addition, I write non-fiction books for middle school and high school audiences, and literary essays for adults. What interests me lately is understanding how people learn to read differently according to context, situation, and platform. 

 

I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my family. 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Commonplace Books and the History of Reading

Personal Essays (historical and contemporary)

EDUCATION

2010-2012

Vermont College of Fine Art

Creative Non-fiction & Fiction with a smidge of visual poetry

Information Literacy and Media Literacy

1997-2001

Houghton College

Studio Art & English

Nature and Eco-Writing