I am a freelance media producer from Chicago, though I was born and raised on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. I also facilitate digital storytelling workshops around the country for StoryCenter, out of Berkeley, California. I recently finished hosting and producing the second season of the Masters of Text podcast with my collaborator, Ames Hawkins. My most recent project is the launch of Stories21, an online resource and community space for digital storytellers. The site will fully launch in January 2019.
I’ve been a writing teacher in higher education for the last twenty years, but several months ago, I decided to leave academia to explore other career paths. Most recently, I was an Assistant Professor of Education in the Columbia College Chicago English Department. I also taught for five years at the University of Louisville, three years at Sullivan University, two years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the Bel-Rey Institute, Spalding University, and North Dakota State University. My scholarship and creative non-fiction have appeared in Computers and Composition Online, Kairos, the North Dakota Quarterly, and I co-authored a chapter in Teaching with Student Texts (USUP, 2011). I am also a co-editor of a recent collection of born-digital scholarship, The New Work of Composing, published this fall (CCDP, 2012). I taught for six summers at the Digital Media and Composition institute at Ohio State. Two of my video essays have been screened at the SSML Midwestern Film Festival, one of which was distributed by the Center for Digital Storytelling (2006). I am also on the editorial boards of the Kairos Praxis Wiki as well as the Journal of Undergraduate Multimedia Projects (The JUMP).