English, Theatre, and Languages
Originally a "country kid" from near Blacksburg, Virginia; I am a first-generation college student, the youngest of three children. I earned my BA and MA from Virginia Tech and my PhD from U of South Carolina. I specialize in composition and rhetoric at UNCP, and I also teach Southern Literature.
What have you learned while teaching at UNCP?
I've been reminded how important it is to help first-generation college students navigate university life and how academics can be taken for granted.
The students often comment that they feel the atmosphere is open to everyone's ideas and that I am overall a "hard but fair" and very "encouraging" professor.