Director of the Summer Institute
Instructor of the SI Seminar
Visiting Assistant Professor
I came to Lawrence in 2016 from Boston University, where I completed a doctorate in English Literature, specializing in contemporary American literature and the environment. I am originally from Wisconsin, and as an avid Badger and cheese lover I’m thrilled to be back in my home state! In addition to working with the Summer Institute, I teach classes in English, Environmental Studies, and Freshman Studies. I have been mentoring and tutoring student writers one-on-one and in small groups for over a decade, and teaching in the college classroom for nearly as long. My background in both student services and teaching reflects what I value most about working in the education field: connecting with students, whether one-on-one or in a group. I place direct, engaged communication at the center of my teaching philosophy, and I love facilitating stimulating discussions. I see the SI as an ideal opportunity to help students begin their first year with confidence and enthusiasm, feeling prepared and ready to make the most of the college experience.