I am now on Twitter. You can follow me here: @hoosierphd. My tweeting will mainly focus on academic issues, education, linguistics, a select few political concerns (mostly education-related), and, as Gee would put it, events from my “lifeworld.” I’m looking forward to joining the Twittersphere and engaging in the conversation.
I will be presenting at two conferences this semester. First, I will be presenting with a colleague at the Indiana State English Learner conference, sharing some SFL applications for implementing the Common Core State Standards when teaching writing to English Learners. Secondly, I will be presenting an ecocritical analysis of the lyricism and essays of Rich Mullins at the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature annual conference. Finally, my first publication, co-written with a colleague, will be coming out in June. It is a chapter in the edited volume, Genre Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: Theory and Application in U.S. Classrooms and Contexts. Overall, it is shaping up to be a very productive semester. Cheers!