Assistant Professor of Academic Writing
Director, Writing Center
On leave/sabbatical Spring ’17
With Pitzer Since: 2013
Campus Address: Scott Hall 200C
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30-3 p.m.
Related Website: Writing Center
MA, PhD, University of Chicago
BA, Mills College
American Culture in the 1980s (FYS18)
The Teaching and Tutoring of Writing (WRIT100)
“Writer’s Block: A Study of Disciplinary Negotiations in the Faculty Office and Classroom,” CEA Forum, vol. 47, no. 1 (June 2014).
“Arab Springs,” a poem published in The Common, vol. 6 (November 2013).
Response to Faye Halpern’s “The Preceptor Problem: The Effect of ‘Undisciplined Writing’ on Disciplined Instructors.” WPAs in Dialogue. WPA: Writing Program Administration 37.1 (2013): 214-19. Print.
“Formulating a Thesis.” Writing Commons: The Open Education for Writers. March 2013. Web.
“Gerhard Falkner’s Ground Zero.” Chicago Review. 55.2 Special Issue on Poetry Criticism. (2011): 63-73. Print.
Collaboration with Students
Professor Scott and Writing Center Coordinator Jenny Thomas mentored Writing Center Fellows Kaily Heitz ’14, Samantha Morse ’14 and Tessa Tweet ’16 through the process of proposing a panel and presenting research on “Reflective Development: Bettering Our Capacities as Individual Writers and Collaborative Tutors” at the Southern California Writing Centers Association Conference. Irvine, CA, March 2014.
Recent Conferences and Invited Talks
“Transatlantic Partnerships in Writing in the Disciplines: Negotiating Beliefs about Writing in Germany,” paper presented at the 2014 Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 2014.
“Questioning the Inclusiveness of our Practices: Notes Towards Developing Diverse Student Writers at Small Liberal Arts Colleges,” paper presented at the 2014 Seventh Annual Conference of Small Liberal Arts Colleges-Writing Program Administrators, Claremont, CA, January 2014.
“Making Friends with Vampires: A Call to Reframe Curricular Debates about First-Year Writing Around Common Ground,” paper presented at the Conference on the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Savannah, GA, July 2013.
“Teaching Academic Writing: How to Improve Student Writing in Your Seminars,” two-day faculty workshop held at the Berliner Zentrum für Hochschullehre (The Berlin Center for University Teaching and Learning), Berlin, Germany, July 2013. With Franziska Liebetanz.
Roundtable co-chair: “Teaching How We Read Now.” 2013 Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston. Presentation: “Demystifying English: Teaching Reading as a Disciplinary Practice in the Literary Studies Classroom.” March 2013.
Panel co-author: “Teaching Research as Metadisciplinary Awareness.” 2013 Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas. Presentation: “Responding to the Citation Project: Teaching Source Use in FYC through Metadisciplinary Awareness.” March 2013.
“Becoming ‘Indisciplined’: Teaching Disciplinary Research in the Princeton Writing Program.” Conference of the Council of Writing Program Administrators, Albuquerque, July 2012.
Selected Grants, Awards, and Honors
Awarded a fellowship to the Summer Academy in Leipzig for US-American Faculty in German by the German Academic Exchange Service and German-American Fulbright Commission, Herder Institute, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany, June 2014.
Won Writing Commons’ 2013 Aaron Swartz Award for the Best Writing Commons Webtext, February 2014.
Tuck Fund Research Grant, Princeton University, Summer 2009
Dissertation distinguished with honors, University of Chicago, 2008
Andrew Mellon Dissertation-Year Fellowship, 2004-2005
Affiliated Fellow, Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, 2004-2005
Phi Beta Kappa, 1997