I specialize in first-year writing, and I believe that it’s the most important class that students take in college! I’m interested in the connections and disconnections between classical rhetoric and digital technologies. I’m also interested in performance and performativity. I am looking forward creating a first-year writing class that combines my interest in digital literacy, multimodal projects, and performativity. I love Charlotte and enjoy its many great restaurants, craft brew pubs, and trivia nights. I am an avid record collector, and I also love the theater – whether I’m on stage or part of the audience. I have two children, Abby and Stephen Patrick, whose powerful rhetorical performances always keep me on my toes! I’m very excited about coming to UNCC to join such an energetic and exciting first-year writing program.