Academic Work

I’m an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University, specializing in disability studies and rhetoric/composition.

My book Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life (University of Michigan Press) won the Outstanding Book Award from CCCC. Reviews, annotations and commentary have appeared in College Composition and Communication; the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database; Disability Studies Quarterly; the Social Science Research Network; and Composition Forum.

Other writing appears in Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy, HypatiaBitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Inside Higher Education, Creative Nonfiction, College Composition and Communication, ProfessionDisability Studies Quarterly, Enculturation, and other venues. I hold a PhD in rhetoric/composition from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Amherst College.

I’m now at work on a survey and interview study of disabled faculty and the politics of disclosure in higher education. My partners in this study are Dr. Stephanie Kerschbaum (University of Delaware), Dr. Mark Salzer (University of Delaware), and Amber O’Shea (Temple University).

Other Notes about Me

I like to wear interesting socks, am a near-constant knitter, am an active member of the Atlanta Peachtree Road Rollers, and have a five-pound dog named Ivy.

Accessing This Site

This site is designed to be as accessible as possible for all users. If you notice any elements of the site that you can’t access well, please let me know in a comment. I appreciate your feedback.

The banner image, which appears across the top of all pages, shows a white paper sculpture which is cut and folded into a shape that looks like a long, curving mollusk-type creature. It is suspended in a dense tangle of green leaves. Paper sculpture by Dan Price. Photograph by Margaret Price.


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