I am an Assistant Professor of English and Technical Writing in the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Cultural Studies at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. I completed my PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University in 2018. My research and teaching engage with online communities of participatory knowledge-making and creative work, particularly volunteer groups and projects. I am also interested in intellectual property, remix culture, transdisciplinarity, and digital rhetorics. Currently, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Technical Communication.

Outside of academia, I've worked as a graphic designer, web developer, librarian, youth counselor, and editorial assistant. I occasionally still do freelance editing work and I record audiobooks with LibriVox when I can. 

This website houses my scholarly activities and engagements. You can also find me and my words on twitter @plaidsicle, and at my semi-acadmic blog plaidsicle.blogspot.com.