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ENG 310 Teaching Writing: Secondary
ENG 311 Teaching Literature to Adolescents
ED 331 Methods and Strategies for Secondary Teaching
ED 432 Student Teaching in English
ENG 330 Studies in Fiction
DS 314 Digital Literacies
My current research involves examining the literacy lives of autistic adolescents.
"Waiting for Autistic Superman: On Autistic Representation in Superhero Comics." Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture 1.2 (Spring 2020): 10-41.
Seeing the Spectrum: Teaching Autistic Adolescents Through the English Language Arts. (Teachers College Press, 2018).
"Manga and the Autistic Mind." English Journal 105.1 (2015): 60-68.
Early Career English Teachers in Action: Learning from Experience, Developing Expertise. With Lindsay Ellis. Routledge: New York, 2014.
"Building the Secondary World." Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds. Ed. Allen Webb. Routledge Press, 2011.
"From Muds to the Metaverse: The Past and Future of Immersive Literary Environments." Teaching Literature in Virtual Worlds. Ed. Allen Webb. Routledge Press, 2011.
Literature and the Web: Reading and Responding with New Technologies. (with Allen Webb). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. (2008).
"The Book Report, Version 2.0: Podcasting on Young Adult Novels" English Journal 97.1 (2007): 31-36.
"Extending the Conversation: New Technologies, New Literacies, and English Education." With Swenson, J., Young, C., McGrail, E., and Whittin, P. English Education 38.4 July (2006): 351-369.
B.A., Calvin College
M.A., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Western Michigan University