Department of English (Carnegie Mellon University)/h4>
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 that. I am also building additional "Interp" courses around Amateur Radio, New and Emergent Literacies, and Writing in the Digital Age.
Additionally, I teach the "Writing about Data" and "Writing about Public Problems" eight-week "mini" courses.