full CV available upon request.

Academic Appointments: 

Georgia Institute of Technology
Brittain Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fall 2021-Present


Purdue University
PhD, Rhetoric and Composition, 2016-2021

University of Alabama Huntsville
MA, English Literature, 2013-2015

University of Nebraska Lincoln
BA, English Literature, 2006-2010



For Forthcoming Publications, see Publications and Podcasting.

Out in the Classroom: A Transgender Pedagogical Narrative.” In Peitho: Special Issue on Transgender Rhetorics Vol 22 Issue 4. Eds. G. Patterson and K.J. Rawson. Summer 2020.

“The Fandom Rushes In: Multiplicity and the Evolution of Inclusive Storytelling Through Fandom Participation in The Adventure Zone.” In Roleplaying Games in the Digital Age: Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Roleplaying, and Fandom. Eds. J. Grouling and S. Hedge. Spring 2021. Co-authored with Michelle McMullin.

Redesigning the Tabletop: Queering Dungeons & Dragons.” In First Person Scholar: Queer Games Studies Special Issue (2019).

“Reblog, Like, and Freewrite: Online Blogging Spaces in the Composition Classroom.”
In Fandom as Classroom Practice (2018), co-authored with Leslie Leonard.



Georgia Institute of Technology, Fall 2021-Present
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Purdue University, Fall 2016-July 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Professional Writing Technology Mentor (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)

iD Tech Summer Technology Camps, Summer 2017
Assistant Camp Director

University of Alabama Huntsville, Fall 2013-Summer 2016
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Adjunct Instructor

National Research Corporation, Spring 2011-Summer 2013
Measurement Services Manager


Podcast Episodes:

See Publications and Podcasting.



See Teaching.



See Conferences.


Awards and Recognition:

Patricia Sullivan Scholarship 2020-2021, Award for Dissertation work in Rhetoric and Composition.

Service, Advocacy, and Activism:

“Virtual Memory and Queer Identity: Transgender Existence in the Digital Age.” Georgia Tech Reading Rainbow Speaker Series. Nov 4th 2022.

Judge, Game Jam: Dr. Lauren Malone’s GNED 1400 course, Trinity University, Fall 2022, Fall 2021.

“An Introduction to Queer Game Studies”. Purdue University LGBTQ Center Sponsored Event. Panel Moderator. Feb 10th 2020.

Guest Speaker, Purdue University Transgender Day of Remembrance Event, Nov 20 2017. Transcript.

Membership Coordinator, Council for Play and Game Studies (CPGS), in association with the Conference for College Communication and Composition (CCCC), 2017-2018.

Staff Writer, Not Your Mama’s Gamer, September 2016-September 2018.