Most of the work I do involves education that happens outside the classroom, including the instruction of future educators. I approach my work from the perspective both one’s writing in general and one’s relationship to the writing process improves dramatically by responding to the feedback of a skilled, caring reader, whether that reader be a friend, a teacher, or a writing tutor. It gives me great pleasure, as the director of a writing center, to spend most of my time training writing tutors to be these kinds of readers, helping them to develop their abilities to provide meaningful and engaged feedback, to create a supportive and compassionate environment for that feedback, to help students find their voice in writing.

I have been teaching since 2001, when I first assisted professors in the classroom while pursuing my MA at Simmons College. Since then, I have taught classes in expository writing, creative nonfiction writing, literature by women, and Victorian literature at various colleges and universities, including Tufts, Simmons, and Babson.


Writing Fellowship Seminar (the course I currently teach for undergraduate Writing Fellows)

Rhetoric, Babson College (theme: “The Impact of Technology”)

Women in Lit, Simmons College

The English Novel, Simmons College (theme: “Victorian Gothic”)



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