1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences







Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh. 2013.

M.A. University of Vermont. 2006.

B.A. Washington and Jefferson College. 2004.

Selected Publications

“Sound.” Curatorial Essay and Digital Artifacts. Keywords in Digital Pedagogy. Modern Language Association. Forthcoming.

“Sound Practices for Digital Humanities.” Provoke! Digital Sound Studies (print collection). Eds. Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller, and Whitney Trettien. Duke University Press. Forthcoming.

“‘Making It’ in the Academy through Horizontal Mentoring.” Coauthored with Pamela VanHaitsma. Peitho 19.2 (Spring 2017): 210-233.

"A Tale of Two Soundscapes: The Story of My Listening Body." Provoke! Digital Sound Studies (digital collection). Eds. Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller, and Whitney Trettien. January 2015. http://soundboxproject.com/index.html.

“Composing with Sound.” Coauthored with Kati Fargo Ahern. Composition Studies 43.2 (2015): 13-18.

(Re)Educating the Senses: Multimodal Listening, Bodily Learning, and the Composition of Sonic Experiences." College English 77.2 (November 2014): 102-123.

“Digital Lyrical.” Coauthored with Geoffrey Sirc. Currents in Electronic Literacy. Special Issue: Writing with Sound (Spring 2011).

Selected Presentations

“Art Lives: The Generative Nature of Fandom.” Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera (R-CADE) Symposium. Rutgers University-Camden. April 2016.

“Sounding Composition: Teaching Multimodal Listening.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Austin. January 2016.

“Teaching Multisensory Listening Practices to Invigorate Digital Composition.” Inertia: A Conference on Sound, Media, and the Digital Humanities. Los Angeles. April 2015.

“Sensory Rhetorics in Ambient Environments.” Panel Chair. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa. March 2015.

“Making Sense of Sound: Learning to Listen in the 21st Century.” John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke University. February 2015.  

"Listening Bodies, Digital Production, and the Pursuit of Invigorated Sonic Experiences." Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). University of Maryland, College Park. “Digital Dialogues” Series. October 2014.


Richard Ohmann Award for Outstanding Article in College English for my 2014 article, “(Re)Educating the Senses.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). 2015.

Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship. University of Pittsburgh. 2012-2013.

English Department’s 2011-2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistants and Fellows. University of Pittsburgh. 2012.

Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award. University of Pittsburgh. Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. 2011.

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Assistant Professor, Digital Writing & Rhetoric, Writing Program
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304-A Bryan Hall

Office Hours: 

Tuesday 2:00-4:00
Thursday 11:00-12:00

Class Schedule: 

Thursday 3:30-6:00
T/Th 12:30-1:45