headshot for websiteI work as an Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where I teach first-year, upper-division, MA-level, and doctorate level courses. I also mentor graduate students in the PhD program in Composition and Applied Lingustics.

My research focuses on technology-mediated writing instruction, collaborative learning, and digital literacy, and primary contributes to conversations about online writing instruction and writing program administration. I identify as a social scientist, trained in qualitative research, who applies education research methodologies to writing studies. My current research project, for example, is a cross-institutional, mixed-methods study of blended and online writing courses. My research team and I are triangulating student and instructor interviews with student survey responses to measure the extent to which the courses function as communities of inquiry.

Beyond IUP, I am a member of the CCCC OWI Standing Group and the chair of the related Research Methods in OWI working group. I also serve as the Webinar Co-Chair for the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators.

– Mary