[For a full list of honors & grants, scroll down.]
Doctor of Philosophy in Rhetoric and Composition
Concentrations in Rhetoric/Composition/Pedagogy, Critical Theory, and Rhetoric of Law
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Department of English, Conferred August 2007
- Honors: UNCG English Department Norman Fellowship, UNCG English Department Tuition Fellowship, and UNCG English Department Graduate Assistantship.
- Dissertation: Actions in the Affirmative: Pragmatism, Pedagogy, Law, and the Affirmative Action Debate. Director: Hephzibah Roskelly. Readers: Stephen R. Yarbrough and Christian Moraru. This project combines legal and rhetorical theory with pragmatic philosophy to analyze the cultural and educational implications of affirmative action and the issues of race that radiate from the affirmative action debate. [Download PDF]
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Conferred May 2005
The Honorable Terrence W. Boyle, Chief Judge
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, 2003-04
University of North Carolina School of Law, Conferred May 2003
Bar Membership: Admitted to practice law in North Carolina State and Federal Courts
- UNC School of Law Dean’s List 2001-2003
- North Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Award
- UNC School of Law Pro Bono Recognition
- Research Assistant for Professor Walker Blakey
- Summer Associate at Turner, Enochs and Lloyd, Greensboro, NC
- Internship with N.C. Justice and Community Development Center, Raleigh, NC
Master of Arts
Concentration in Nonfiction writing
The Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University, conferred May 2000
- Tuition Fellowship Recipient
- Workshops in nonfiction narrative and poetry
- Thesis in Narrative Writing: The Rapist, My Love
Bachelor of Arts
Majors in English and French, Minor in Women’s Studies
Duke University, Cum Laude degree conferred December 2007
- Duke University Advanced Non-fiction Writing Course Best Essay Award, Spring 1997
- Admitted to creative Writing workshops with Mary Oliver, Joe Ashby Porter, and Deborah Pope
- Non-Fiction Writing workshops with Christina Askounis and David Kellogg
- Study Abroad at the University of Paris
- Associate Photography Editor of the Yearbook (1995-96) and the student newspaper (1996-97)
Honors and Grants
The Colloquium on Law and Rhetoric at Stetson University College of Law. All expenses paid except airfare. Invited to participate in a colloquium to share scholarship projects, to begin a conversation that identifies a community rhetorical scholarship agenda and teaching pedagogy, and to create connections to advance the study of law and rhetoric. March 9, 2013.
UNC Center for Faculty Excellence/Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grant. Co-Author Dr. Leslie Frost. 2010. $10,000.00.
UNC Center for Global Initiatives International Conference Travel Grant for travel to present at a conference in Paris, September 2010.
Northeastern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) and Southeastern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SAPLA) Scholarship to attend the NAPLA-SAPLA Annual Conference at Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC. June 2010.
UNC Office of Undergraduate Research Graduate Research Consultant (GRC) funding. Grants provide teaching assistants to assist in undergraduate research courses. Funding Received the following semesters: Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010.
Modern Language Association Travel Grant to present at the 2007 Annual MLA Convention in Chicago, IL.
University of North Carolina, Greensboro English Department Norman Fellowship. 2006-07.
UNCG Hennis Travel Fund Award. 2006.
Journal of American Culture Award for the Best Graduate Student Paper Presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Culture Association.
UNCG Graduate Student Tuition Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship. 2004-06.
North Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Award. 2003.
University of North Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Award. 2003.
Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars Graduate Student Fellowship. 1999-2000.
Duke University Advanced Non-fiction Writing Course Best Essay Award. Spring 1997.
The Law and Rhetoric Colloquium at Stetson University College of Law. All expenses paid except airfare. Invited to participate in a colloquium to share scholarship projects, to begin a conversation that identifies a community rhetorical scholarship agenda and teaching pedagogy, and to create connections to advance the study of law and rhetoric. March 9, 2013.
Annual Conference of Northeastern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) and Southeastern Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SAPLA). Earned scholarship to attend the NAPLA-SAPLA Annual Conference at Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC. June 2010.
Work-in-Progress Workshop: “The Artistic Ethos and the Romance of Mental Illness.” Research Network of the Rhetoric Society of American Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Directed by Professor Keith Gilyard. May 2010.
Work-in-Progress Workshop: “Pedagogy and Pragmatism for Meaningful Diversity,” at Research Network Forum at the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana. Directed by Professor Paul Butler. April 2008.