Department of English (Carnegie Mellon University)
I focus on teaching first-year writing courses, including a sixteen-week Interpretation and Argument course with a thematic center of "Smartphones and Society." This specific course explores how smartphones both simultaneously connect and disconnect us from our world and asks students to undertake research positions of issues related to mobile technologies and their effects throughout society.
Additionally, I teach the "Writing about Data","Writing about Public Problems," and the "Writing for the Professions" courses.
In my current role as a "Communications Assessment Research Associate," I am building corpora of assessment materials (rubrics, guidelines, etc.) and leveraging Natural Language Processing and machine learning techniques to provide data on the shape of communication-oriented metalanguage present in the ways we assess writing and communication. Supplemented with faculty interviews and student perception surveys, I aim to map connections between CMU's Core Competency Initiative's values statements and the materials distributed across the curriculum.