Overview

I have taught a range of undergraduate and graduate courses--both at MSU and other programs related to first year writing, language and culture, and technical communication. For the past several years, I have been focusing on a first-year writing course linked to multilingual and international students. This course dovetails with research funded by a CCCC Research Initiative Award and a 2017-2018 Lilly Teaching Fellowship on the enculturation of Chinese international students. Connected to this strand of teacher-research, I have also mentored international students as part of the MSU Undergraduate Research Award program--with the students presenting at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum. Our research has specifically focused on international student instant messaging practices and entrepreneurial activity. 

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In parallel, I have been focused more broadly on first-year writing, serving on the WRAC first-year writing committee (for several years); developing an honor's writing course centered on ethnography; and part of a literacy information program developing modules for a new "badging" initiative (where students can receive information literacy badges after completing a set of modules). At the graduate level, I facilitated a research cluster on globalization and designed a course Reassembling Composition and Rhetoric: Studying Language and Cultural in Local and Global Contexts.

 

See my teaching philosophy here.