My work focuses on equity in the transition from K-12 to college writing and research. My co-authored book, The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research: Success in and Beyond College from Teachers College Press, prepares students for undergraduate research in college. (Read more about the book and the William and Mary Scholars program behind the book on the site Public University Honors).
I currently teach in the English Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am a PhD candidate in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership at the College of William & Mary. I first graduated from W&M with a BA in Linguistics in 2007. I have an MSEd in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University. I have also taught public school in Norfolk, VA.