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As a teacher, I am always encouraging students to use what they learn in the classroom to make sense of their lives outside of the classroom.”

Bio

Having graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University with a BA in American Studies and Duke University with a PhD in English, I came to Johnson & Wales in 2003 with academic experience in a variety of fields.

My original academic interest was in African-American and American women’s literature, but I eventually transitioned into composition and introductory literature courses and ran the Tutorial Services department at Pace University for 5 years.

After a few years working at colleges in Maine, I settled in the Providence area and began my Johnson & Wales career. I now teach composition classes, media studies classes such as Television Studies, and interdisciplinary courses that blend my passion for history and literature.

As a teacher, I am always encouraging students to use what they learn in the classroom to make sense of their lives outside of the classroom, to critically engage, question and embrace their cultural and social values and influences and to develop skills in writing and critical thinking and analysis that will help them achieve their goals.

Sample Courses

  • ENG 1024: Honors Composition: Writing Academy
  • ILS 2090: The Working Life
  • MCST 2200: Television Studies
  • MCST 4300: Special Topics in Media Studies
  • RSCH 3020: Honors Research Seminar

Professional Memberships

Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 2015-present New England Popular Culture Association, 2010-present International Association for Scholars of Popular Romance, 2010-present Popular Culture Association, 2015-present