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Research Interests

Composition and rhetoric, social process writing, communities of practice, post-secondary education, academic discourses, social construction of knowledge, social identity theory, literacy, multiliteracy, multilingualism


Here is a list of some of my publications currently available:

  • Inkshedding: History as context, Inkshed 23(1), Spring 2006.

  • Learning to Inkshed: learning to belong, Inkshed 21(1), Spring 2004.


  • The Inkshed alternative, presented at Inkshed 24, London ON, May 2007

  • Creating a classroom community through writing online; presented at McGraw-Hill Ryerson National Teaching , Learning and Technology Conference, Montreal, May 2007, with Mary Lee Wholey

  • Inkshedding: Identity construction in an academic community, presented at CCCC, New York, March 2007

  • Blogging: Community building through writing online, presented at TESOL, Seattle, March 2007 with Mary Lee Wholey

  • Writing and knowledge making in context: A case study of the Inkshed community, presented at CATTW, Toronto ON, May 2006.

  • Inkshedding: History as context, presented at Inkshed 23, Gimli MB, May 2006.

  • Stepping stones, presented at Inkshed 21, Kamloops B.C., May 2004.

Academic Associations

  • Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (CASLL)—also known as “Inkshed”—a national community established to explore ways to facilitate academic reading and writing instruction.
    Role: Elected member of board of directors 2006-2008.

  • Canadian Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (CATTW)—a national academic community concerned with the teaching of and research in writing in a variety of genres.
    Role: Member of program and organizing committees for 2006 and 2007 annual conferences, and co-editor of book (in progress) based on 2006 conference theme.

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