Materiality, visual literacy, feminist theory, and composition pedagogy
Literacy studies, access to post secondary education for ‘under represented’ students, "the intellectualactivities of community based African American people” (from the FSU newsletter)
A large-scale study of first-year composition programs across the country; ways students and teachers negotiate and construct authority; multi-media composition; digital assessment; and connections between writing assessments, 21st century literacies, and composing technologies .
Reading-Writing Center and FSU Digital Studio coordinator writing center development in post-secondary and secondary education; theories of motivation and writing centers; knowledge transfer, especially from high school to college; reading; creative nonfiction in composition; the rhetoric of space and place.
Professor, Director of Graduate Program
Her research focuses on composition studies generally; on writing assessment, especially print and electronic portfolios; and on the intersections of culture, literacy and technologies.