School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Georgia Institute of Technology

 Atlanta, GA


PhD English, Emory University, May 2017
MA Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, May 2011
BA English, San Jose State University, December 2008
BA Linguistics, San Jose State University, December 2008


“Killing Time on the Early Modern Stage: Tempo, Judgment, and the Art of Defense.”
Committee: Patricia Cahill (chair), Dalia Judovitz, Ross Knecht, and Sharon Strocchia.


Lecturer of Technical Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology 2021-present
Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology 2017-2021

Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry Graduate Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Emory University 2016-2017



Fencing, Form, and Cognition on the Early Modern Stage: Artful Devices (forthcoming January 2022, Edinburgh University Press)

“‘Maister of al artificiall force and sleight’: Tempo and Dissimulation in Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier.” Italian Studies. 73.1 (2018): 1-13.

“Killing Time in Titus Andronicus: Timing, Rhetoric, and the Art of Defense.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. 15.4 (2015): 52-80.

Digital Humanities and Pedagogy

“Agile Composition: Promoting Fairness and Efficiency in Group Work” in TECHStyle, Georgia Institute of Technology, 28 January 2019

“Jonson Character Cloud.” Shakespeare Association of America Digital Exhibits, April 2019

Other Professional Writing

Help documentation for Lita., May 2020.

“Looking Ahead: Fostering Effective Team Dynamics in the Engineering Classroom and Beyond,” co-authored with Mary Lynn Realff and Meltem Alemdar, Advances in Engineering Education, 2021.

Fundamentals of Italian Rapier Fencing: A Modern Manual for Teachers and Students of Historical Fencing, co-authored with David Coblentz. Staten Island: SKA Swordplay Books, 2018.

Much Ado About Nothing at The Atlanta Shakespeare Company.” Shakespeare Newsletter 66.2 (2017): 91-91.

“The Atlanta Shakespeare Company’s Comedy of Errors.” In the Glassy Margents, Shakespeare Newsletter, 2 July, 2017,


Submitted and Funded

Communication Through Art Program, Communication Through Art Grant. Georgia Tech Library and the Paper Museum, “Fairytale Critical Editions: Bookmaking and Authorship,” 2018.

Pathways Beyond the Professoriate, Professional Development Event Grant. Emory University, 2012.

Submitted, Not Funded

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources Grant, National Science Foundation. Georgia Tech Effective Team Dynamics Initiative, “Enhancing Persistence in Under-Represented Minority STEM Students Through Team Dynamics Training,” 2019. (co-authored)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Humanities Connections Planning Grant. Georgia Institute of Technology, “Ethics Across the Curriculum,” 2018. (co-authored).

Council of Writing Program Administrators, Research Grant. Georgia Institute of Technology, “Sustaining Partnerships Across Disciplines: Creating and Implementing Course-integrated Assignments,” 2019. (co-authored)



“English with Agility: Managing Digital Projects in Writing and Literature Courses.” Modern Language Association: “When Text Moves: Teaching Digital Writing Projects” session. Seattle WA, January 9-12, 2020.

“Making, Writing, Thinking: Materialist Philosophy and the Maker Movement in the Composition Classroom.” Pedagogy, Practice, and Philosophy. University of Florida’s Writing Program conference. Gainesville, FL. January 28. 2016.


“Forming Plots on the Early Modern Stage.” Shakespeare Association of America: “Shakespeare’s Forms” seminar. Washington DC, April 17-20, 2019.

“Vapors, Puppets, and Tempo in Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair.” Renaissance Society of America conference. New Orleans, LA. March 2018.

“Cognition, Embodiment, and Temporality in Early Modern English Fencing Manuals.” Shakespeare Association of America: “Cognition in the Early Modern Period” seminar. Atlanta, GA. April 2017.

“The Courtier’s ‘trade of disporting’: Games, Tempo, and Dissimulation in Castiglione’s Book of the Courtier.” Renaissance Society of America conference. Chicago, IL. March 2017.

“‘Why, how long shall he live?’ Making Time for Murder in Arden of Faversham.” International Medieval Congress. Kalamazoo, MI. May 2016.

“Arden’s Plot: Space and Pace in Arden of Faversham. Shakespeare Assocation of America: “Arden of Faversham: Performance, Authorship, Gender, and History” seminar. Atlanta, GA. April 2016.

“Writing, Making, Thinking: Materialist Philosophy and the Maker Movement in the Composition Classroom.” Pedagogy, Practice, and Philosophy. Gainesville, FL. January 2016.

“Knowing Touches in The Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare Association of America: “New Histories of Embodiment” seminar. Vancouver, CA. April 2015.

“Governe Thy Weapon and Also Thy Selfe”: Fencing and Belief in the English Renaissance.” Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest conference. Boca Raton, FL January 2015.

“Teaching Timing in Titus Andronicus: Kairos in Drama, Rhetoric, and the Science of Defense.” Hudson Strode Graduate conference: Tuscaloosa, AL. April 2014.

“Time, Touch, and Tactics: Knowledge Production in Early Modern Fencing Manuals.” Making Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Culture conference. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and King’s College. Chapel Hill, NC. April 2014.

“Between the Before and the After: Time, Touch, and Tactics in Early Modern Fencing Manuals.” SAMLA 85 (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2013.

“Italy’s Impact on England’s Identity: The ‘Strange Vices and Devices’ of Italian Fencers.” Northern California Renaissance Conference. San Jose State University, San Jose CA. May, 2009.


Georgia Tech

Teaching Technical Communication Seminar, fall 2021

Technical Communication Strategies I, fall 2021

Technical Communication Strategies I, spring 2021

Technical Communication Strategies I, fall 2020

Composition II, summer 2020

Technical Communication Strategies II, spring 2020

Technical Communication Strategies I, fall 2019

Pen and Sword: Renaissance Rhetoric and Military History (Composition II), spring 2019

Renaissances: Disney Princesses and the Danish Prince (Composition II, Honors), fall 2018

Defending Society (Composition II), spring 2018

Hobby Histories (Composition I), fall 2017

Emory University

Shakespeare and Games, spring 2016
Bad Influences (Composition II), spring 2014
Hobbies and the Self: From Greeks to Geeks (Composition I), fall 2013.

Pedagogical Training

Teaching Technical Communication seminar, 2019

Master-at-Arms certification with a concentration in historical fencing, Sonoma State University, 2019.

Digital Pedagogy (Postdoctoral Seminar), 2017

Pedagogy of Literature, 2014

Teaching of Composition, 2013

Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching Opportunity program (TATTO) Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, 2011


Georgia Tech

Chair of the Grant Writing Committee, Georgia Tech Writing and Communication Program, 2018-present

Programmatic Assessment, 2017-present

Hiring Committee, Georgia Tech Writing and Communication Program, 2018

Emory University

President of Emory University’s Early Modern and Medieval Colloquium: Organized the interdisciplinary Early Modern Symposium series of three events as well as social events and meetings, 2013-2015

President of Emory University’s Early Modern English Reading Group, 2012-2013

Emory University’s Brown Bag Committee co-chair: organized four professionalization events for graduate students in the English department: brought in outside speakers using funds obtained through departmental and extra-departmental grants, 2012-2013


Modern Language Association

Renaissance Society of America

Association of Teachers of Technical Writing

Shakespeare Association of America