As a faculty in rhetoric and composition, I have a wide range of research interests, many of which are centered around either collaborative writing or gender and communication. A sampling of some of my interests and recent publications is below:
- Writing in the Disciplines (particularly engineering and literary analysis)
- How Technical Writing Classes Fail Engineering Students,Technical Communication Quarterly
- A Method for Teaching Invention in the Gateway Literature Class, Pedagogy
- Writing about Data: A Guide to Writing IMRaD Documents
- Computers and Writing
- with Stephen Neaderhiser, Between Technological Endorsement and Resistance: The State of Online Writing Centers, Writing Center Journal
- Annotations and the Collaborative Digital Library: Effects of an Aligned Annotation Interface on Student Argumentation and Reading Strategies, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
- Gender and Communication
- with Elizabeth Powell, Biases in interpersonal communication: How engineering students perceive gender-typical speech acts in teamwork, Journal of Engineering Education
- Team Writing: A Guide to Working in Groups, available August 2009 from Bedford/St. Martins press.
I have received an NCTE award for research in technical communication and an ACM award for research in digital libraries.
Recent graduate classes I have taught include:
- Research Methods in Rhetoric and Composition
- Linguistic Theory and its Applications
- Human-Computer Interaction