In addition to my role as a Visiting Lecturer I am a Doctoral Research Assistant at the Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center and formerly served as a middle years English and Social Studies teacher as well as a middle years School Counselor within the public school districts of Indianapolis and Philadelphia.
- Present Doctor of Education Candidate, Indiana University School of Education, Indianapolis, IN, Urban Education Studies-emphasis on Critical Whiteness Studies and Teacher Education
- 2013 Masters of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, Counseling and Counselor Education
- 2006 Bachelors of Science, Hope College, Holland, MI, English and Women's Studies
- Critical Whiteness Studies
- Figured World
- Theories of Performance and Performativity Transformative Learning Theory Teacher Education and Teacher Learning Teacher Identity White Racialized Identity Ideologies of Whiteness, White Supremacy, and White Racism
- Concentration on the areas of Critical Whiteness Studies and Teacher Education. Specifically, I take a socio-cultural approach to analyze the interaction of whiteness within teacher identity and teacher learning in equity-focused initiatives; specifically, analyzing how individual positionality, bias, power, and privilege drive pedagogy, language, and curriculum.
- Within my doctoral research I embrace the work of feminist and critical scholars (Butler, 1990; Falter, 2015; Felman, 2001; Pineau, 2005) as well as scholars of performance studies (Conquergood, 2002; Schechner, 2002; 2013; 2020) to examine the ways white teachers in an urban school district communicate ideologies surrounding whiteness and femininity through performance, and the narratives upon which their performance draws.