Bachelor's Degree(s): Florida State University
Master's Degree: Florida State University
Other Degrees: Ed.D. (Doctorate in Education), University of Georgia


Area of Interest

Feminist rhetoric, rhetorical and literacy history, technologies for writing, linguistics, composition studies.

Awards & Honors

University of Minnesota's President's Award for Outstanding Service to the Community; The University of Minnesota's Academy of Distinguished Teachers; Morse-Alumni Award for Contributions to Undergraduate Education; Past Chair, Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); Past Chair, Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference sponsored by Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric; Past Director, Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) at LSU, Tiger Athletic Fund Award (Honors College, LSU).

Selected Publications

Rhetorical Women; Identity Matters: Rhetorics of Difference; New Directions in Composition Research; Word Processors and the Writing Process; essays often published in multiple venues, including "The Master's Tools," "Discourse and Diversity," "Freedom, Form, and Function: Varieties of Academic Discourse,” and “ Not Just Words Any More ”; scores of research articles, and 32 monographs and technical reports edited for the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing at the University of Minnesota.