I was born in Portland, Oregon, but raised in the Michiana area. After I graduated from the University of Iowa, I moved around a bit before returning home to be near my family. I received my Master’s degree in English from IUSB in 2012 and I enjoyed the campus and community so much that I began pursuing teaching opportunities here.
I love all things that have to do with the study of writing and part of that interest comes from my professional past. After completing my undergraduate degree in English, I worked as an environmental consultant for both private corporations and government agencies. I traveled all over the country conducting research and writing about the history of potentially contaminated properties. As a result, I have a unique perspective on the career choices available to writers and English majors.
First Year Writing Committee
Second Year Writing Committee
Professional Writing Committee
CLAS Student Affairs Committee
Senate Non Tenure Track Faculty Committee
Courses Recently Taught at IU South Bend
First Year Writing (ENG-W 130/ENG-W131)
Argumentative Writing (ENG-W 270)
Professional Writing (ENG-W 231)
Academic Writing (ENG-G 013)