I live and work in Lewiston, Maine, where I'm the Director of Writing and the Academic Resource Commons at Bates College.

My main fields of academic inquiry are cognitive linguistics, composition & writing center theory, and peer-led learning. I'm passionate about language rights, and the role of literacy and language learning as means to access communities within the academy and within society as whole. This is the driving force behind all of my pursuits, in both linguistics and learning center work.