Adjunct Assistant Professor of Technical Writing
2:15-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and by appointment
Since fall 2003, I’ve focused on teaching students to write simply, clearly, and concisely – valuable skills all too rare today. Technical Approach to Writing (WRIT 222) assignments include crafting a persuasive essay, presenting clear instructions, and producing a strong application letter. Along the way, students learn tricks of the trade unknown to most professional writers and editors. The course also helps prepare students for the Upper-Division Writing Proficiency Assessment.
A journalist by training, I’ve written articles for The Washington Post;The Baltimore Sun; The Christian Science Monitor; and Victoria, Mountain Living, Montana Living, Montana Outdoors, Practical Horseman, Performance Horseman, Equus, Horse & Rider, Retriever Journal, and Gun Dog magazines. I’ve also produced news and feature stories for scores of regional newspapers and edited the nonfiction books Wolf Wars and Montana Wilderness: Discovering the Heritage. In addition, for four years, I was a grader and tutor for the Writing Proficiency Assessment and for eight years was a news editor and writer at UM.
Away from classrooms and computers, I spend my time wrangling horses, Labrador retrievers, and far too many annual and perennial plants. A lifelong rider, I focus on jumping and dressage but also enjoy leisurely trail rides in the scenic Missoula and Bitterroot valleys.
M.A. in journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
B.A. in English, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado