Sample Teaching Materials

This post contains sample teaching materials to demonstrate courses I have taught in the past at a variety of institutions. This material is available to use under my CC license (described in the footer of this site), with attribution. Feedback and questions are welcome in the comments. Early American I & II: Canon Wars Here […]

How to start an academic blog: Part I & II

This Google Doc was created to guide a workshop on academic blogging for graduate students. It is an introduction to the basic considerations and foundational elements of an academic blog intended for a beginner level. A special thank you to Derek Muller, Lee Skallerup Bessette, and Maggie Galvan for their resources.  


TEACHING EXPERIENCE Borough of Manhattan County Community College, New York, NY Graduate Intern/Adjunct Instructor of English, 2010-12 English 101: Composition This course is tailored every semester to the final exam readings selected by the department. Themes from these readings are used to prepare readings and design an assignment sequence which includes provocations, in-class and online […]

Dissertation Abstract

As on September 2013 I have official commenced work on my dissertation. Here is a working abstract for those interested in my work. I will be updating this section of the site on my progress as I mark milestones in the process. Feedback is always welcome! After over a decade of integrating blogging technology into […]


During my career as both a student and an educator, I have embraced digital tools. My work has allowed me to create robust virtual learning environments that support, amplify, and extend the learning process. As a pedagogue, my use of multi-user networking sites open new doors for my students, fostering a participatory culture 1 while […]

The Writing Studies Tree

The Writing Studies Tree (WST, is an online, open-access, crowdsourced database of scholarly relationships within writing studies, composition/rhetoric and related academic fields. Created by Graduate Center students in 2011-2012, the WST combines a fixed data structure with open editing privileges to rapidly aggregate the work of thousands of individuals’ small data entry efforts into […]

Alexander on Multiple Literacies

Alexander, Bryan. 2008. “Web 2.0 and Emergent Multiliteracies.” Theory Into Practice.  47, no. 2:150-160. ISSN 00405841. Although it already seems dated (was 2008 really that long ago?), this article presents a solid overview of the many ways in which students write and create online – their “multiple literacies” as the title suggests. In the epigraph, […]

Drucker on Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship

Drucker, Johanna. Humanistic Theory and Digital Scholarship. Debates in Digital Humanities. Matt Gold ed. U of Minnesota P. 2012. This contribution by Johanna Drucker opens with two very poignant questions for the dh world: 1) “are [humanists] actually doing anything different or just extending the activities that have always been their core concerns, enabled by […]

Gardiner and Musto on The Electronic Book

Gardiner, Eileen and Ronald G. Musto. “The Electronic Book.” The Oxford Companion to the Book. Michael F. Suarez, S.J. and H. R. Woudhusyen, eds. Vol. 1. Oxford UP. Web. In defining the e-book, Gardiner and Musto write “The e-book is a young medium and its definition is a work in progress, emerging from the history […]

Nunberg on The Information Age

Nunberg, Geoffrey. “Farewell to the Information Age.” From The Future of the Book. U of California P, 1996. I agree with Nunberg’s founding claim here: discussions concerning the future of the book are plagued by “misapprehensions.” The general public, spurred on by journals and critics, seem convinced that new media technologies are causing the death […]