I like to say that I teach about writing and I write about teaching, but I actually teach, and write, about a bunch of stuff. My other interests include feminism and systems of oppression, higher education and social justice, and twentieth-century American literature. I plan to teach and write about all of these subjects.
I’m the author of The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching (Harvard University Press, 2019) and The Major Phases of Philip Roth (Continuum, 2011), and the co-editor, with Aimee Pozorski, of Roth After Eighty: Philip Roth and the American Literary Imagination (Lexington 2016). Since 2013 I’ve written a mostly regular column on college teaching for The Chronicle of Higher Education.
My current research focuses on equity in higher education, and how teaching practices can contribute to—or hamper—efforts to make college more equitable.
I’ve got a joint appointment with the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Before this job, I was the Associate Director of Temple University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and before that, I was a lecturer in the Department of Rhetoric right here at Iowa.