headshot for websiteI work as an Assistant Professor of Composition Studies and Digital Literacies in the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching undergraduate writing courses, I teach and mentor graduate students in the PhD program in Composition and TESOL.

My research focuses on collaborative and interactive learning, writing pedagogy and online writing instruction, and digital literacies. I identify as a social scientist, trained in qualitative research, who applies education research methodologies to writing studies. My dissertation, for example, employed grounded theory methodology,  triangulating observation field notes, interview data, and student work to measure interactive learning in four sections (face-to-face, computer classroom, hybrid, and online) of first-year composition.

– Mary