Office: Library 16G
Senior Lecturer; Associate Director of the Center for Writers; English Education Advisor
I am a bona-fide product of North Dakota: I was born and raised in Bismarck, and I earned my B.A. in English Education and M.A. in English at NDSU.
After teaching secondary language arts for a short time, I became a graduate instructor in the NDSU English department and, eventually, a lecturer and assistant to the director of the Center for Writers. Currently, I serve in three capacities: Associate Director of the Center for Writers, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, and Academic Advisor for English Education.
Over the years, I have taught a variety of courses at NDSU: College Composition I and II, Methods of Teaching English I and II, American Literature I and II, Peer Tutoring and Writing in the Disciplines, Writing in the Health Professions, Grammatical Structures, and World Literature. My academic interests include the history of writing instruction, writing across the curriculum (WAC), writing in the disciplines (WID), writing center theory and practice, and early American and British literature.
My free time is spent with my husband, four grown children, their spouses, and nineteen grandchildren. In addition to traveling to warm climates, I enjoy volunteering and teaching at my church.