- PhD, English Education, 2007, University of Missouri, Support areas: Language and Literacy and Composition and Rhetoric, Dissertation: “Blogging about Books: Reading, Writing, and Thinking in the Twenty-First Century”
- MA Writing, 1999, Missouri State University, Emphasis: Technical and Professional Writing, Thesis: “Virtual Students/Virtual Teachers: The Reality of Student Responsibility in Education"
- BS English Education, 1997, Southwest Baptist University
Research and professional interests
My research centers on teacher development; professional development; literacy, ranging across areas including technology and writing, assessment, writing response groups; and, qualitative and quantitative research focused on the impact of National Writing Project professional development on student outcomes.
Awards and honors