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A little more about me

As Collegiate Professor in the Writing Across the Curriculum program at University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University of Maryland University College), I oversee the university's 100-level academic writing courses, general education courses that reach thousands of students each year. I am responsible for course design and maintenance, selecting open educational resources, supporting approximately 200 adjunct faculty members, and regular teaching.

My work is informed by my educational background in linguistics and e-learning, as well as ongoing involvement with professional organizations, including the College Reading and Learning Association and the Maryland Distance Learning Association.


I live in Maryland with my husband and two children, where I enjoy live music and spending time outdoors. Check out this clematis from my garden!




Connecting theory and practice for sound pedagogy in online learning

University of Connecticut

Doctor of Philosophy, Linguistics


Advocating for equity of access and opportunities for success


The future of open access and open educational resources

University of Maryland Global Campus

Master of Distance Education & E-learning, Policy and Management

University of Maryland, College Park

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics

Liberal Education for Success

The power of a liberal education to build capabilities benefiting individuals and society

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