I recently graduated from the University of Minnesota, where I defended my dissertation, “From Traditional to Digital: Understanding Remediation of the Postcard through the Case of PostSecret.com.” The dissertation is a rhetorical analysis, focusing on ethos, habitus, and materiality, of both the alphabetic and graphic communications within the postcards.
I am now an Assistant Professor at Frostburg State University where I teach Technical Writing and Business Writing. I am also involved in the Social Media Group and Women’s Studies group on campus.
My current research interests include looking at the ways women are portrayed by others in social media, developing online collaborative environments, and analyzing turn-of-the-20th-century digital postcards housed by the Library of Congress.
When I’m not teaching or researching, I am probably out taking pictures of the beautiful mid-Atlantic region.