I’m a researcher, writer, and current doctoral student at George Mason University.

I’m passionate about teaching and learning. Even as a little girl, I would make my younger sisters fill out worksheets and do practice problems. I’ve always loved school, and I’ve especially loved thinking about how people learn and how we can better facilitate that. When I realized in college that I could do that forever, I was ecstatic! I’ve been a scholar in higher education ever since then.

I worked in faculty development for three years before returning to the classroom as a graduate student–first at Elon University, and now at George Mason.

You’ll find here my thoughts on all the things I can’t stop thinking about: the scholarship of teaching and learning, student-faculty partnership, educational development, and the things that intersect all three: power, identity, and higher education as a whole. Check out my CV for all of my professional details:

The Power of Partnership

“The Power of Partnership makes a significant, creative, and timely contribution to the scholarly literature on a growing trend in higher education—equitable collaborations among students, staff, and faculty in support of teaching and learning. As this book illustrates, this work can take a wide variety of forms, yet the shared principles underlying partnership have the potential to revolutionize higher education.”

– Jessie L. Moore, Peter Felten, and Jennie Goforth

The Power of Partnership celebrates the nuance and depth of student-faculty partnerships in higher education and illustrates the many ways that partnership—the equitable collaboration among students, staff, and faculty in support of teaching and learning—has the potential to transform lives and institutions.

The book aims to break the mold of traditional and power-laden academic writing by showcasing creative genres such as reflection, poetry, dialogue, illustration, and essay. The collection has invited chapters from renowned scholars in the field alongside new student and staff voices, and it reflects and embodies a wide range of student-staff partnership perspectives from different roles, identities, cultures, countries, and institutions.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rated 5 stars by readers on Amazon, access the full collection for free on its website:


Learn more through my book-related blog posts below:

February 28th, 2020 Power of Partnership Origins: “Now you know the rest of the story.” [Blog Post]. https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/power-of-partnership-origins/

April 23rd, 2020. The Power of Partnership, Section One: A Series of Partnership Acts. [Blog Post]. https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/a-series-of-partnership-acts/

May 12, 2020. The Power of Partnership, Section Two: The Interstices. [Blog Post]. https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/interstices/

May 26, 2020. The Power of Partnership, Section Three: Growing Partnership. [Blog Post]. https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/growing-partnership/

Recent Posts

Effective Active Learning

What makes for effective active learning? It’s not an overstatement to say this is what I spent all of undergrad and my first job thinking about. So what happens when I’m given five minutes to free-write on it? This: Effective active learning is characterized by intentional group discussion, planning, shared goal development, and collective working …