Link to my full site can be found here

My blog, CV, resources for my jumbo writing course, and more links can be found on the full site.


I’m an associate professor of English (Composition & Literacy) at California State University, Chico. I received my Ph.D. at UC, Berkeley in the Language & Literacy, Society & Culture program in the Graduate School of Education. My research interests focus on theories of literacy, particularly digital literacies, the teaching of writing, participation, course design, and teacher education. In my research and my teaching, I use a variety of digital platforms and consider the affordances in terms of student learning and participation.

I’m currently a featured contributor on DMLCentral.

Finally, I’m a gamer and a self proclaimed geek.


You can find slides from my workshops and talks on my website: Link here.

Upcoming talks:

Feb 2018: Talk & Workshop with Peter Kittle at the LeadLearn Conference (UC, Davis) “Writing with Make Cycles: The California Literacy Standards and Beyond”

Feb 2018: Talk & Workshop with Peter Kittle at the ILC Work in the Field Conference (Santa Clara): “Writing with Make Cycles: The California Literacy Standards and Beyond”

Jan 2018: Workshop at Fresno State University: “Support for Writing in Large Classes.” 

Nov 2017: Keynote with Peter Kittle at the Yosemite Conference, California Association Teachers of English

Oct 2017: “Staking Your Claim on the Open Web” DML Conference, UC, Irvine with Alan Levine

Oct 2017: “Making Arguments: Hackable Labs and the Construction of Scientific Claims” FabLearn, Stanford University with Leslie Atkins Elliott