Professional Development


PhD, Texas Tech University. May 2015. Recently awarded TTU Technical Communication and Rhetoric Dissertation Award

Conference Presentations

Ambient Literacy and the Accessible Classroom. TYCA-West. Salt Lake City, UT. October, 2015.

Sensory Rhetorics: Bodily Experiences in Ambient Environments. CCCC. Tampa, FL. March 2015

Breaking Down Barriers and Enabling Access: (Dis)Ability in Writing Classrooms and Programs. Workshop. CCCC. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.

Open Access Textbooks: Exploiting Audio Potentialities. CCCC. Indianapolis, IN. March 2014.

Engaging the Campus Community Through Crowdsourced Accessibility. Accessing Higher Ground. Westminster, CO. November 2013.

Building Strategic Partnerships through Crowdsourced Accessibility and Service Learning. NASPA Community College Division. Invited Webinar. November 2013.

Crowdsourcing Accessibility: Strategies and Tools for Engaging the Campus Community. AHEAD. Baltimore, MD. July 2013.

Know-Speak-Listen-See: Breaching Literacy Boundaries in the Composition Classroom. CCCC. Las Vegas, NV. March 2013

How Literacy Impacts Use of Assistive Technology. International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference. San Diego, CA. February 2013


“Notes from the Braille Literacy Crisis.” In Lewis, L. (Ed.). Strategic Discourse: The Politics of (New) Literacy. Logan, UT: Computers and Composition Digital Press/Utah State University Press, 2015.

Goalball: Sound, Silence, and Spectatorship. SoundingOut! A Sound Studies Blog. May 2013

Media Coverage

Inside Higher Education. U of Michigan endorses accessible publishing guidelines. 3 November 2015.

Inside Higher Education. By the Book. 16 June 2015. Coverage of accessible publishing guidelines drafted by Lennard Davis, Catherine Kudlick, Jay Dolmage, Margaret Price and Melissa Helquist.


2014-2015 TTU Technical Communication and Rhetoric dissertation award.

Distinguished Faculty Lecture, The Talking Book: Disability, Technology and the Future of Reading. Salt Lake Community College, 2015.

Outstanding Faculty Member. Utah NASPA. 2014.

CCCC Research Initiative Grant, Digital Literacy and Blindness: Towards a Theory of Listening as Literacy. CCCC Executive Committee. 2013. $8,090



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