Background

Professional

Assistant Professor & Pre-Law Adviser, English Department, High Point University, 2011-present

Legal Education Director, The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan, 2003-2004

Attorney, Quarles & Brady; Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons); Chicago, IL, 1998-2002

Co-Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, 1997-1998

Education

Ph.D. English and Education, University of Michigan, 2011

Dissertation: “Using Narrative Jurisprudence to Develop a Narrative Approach to Ethical Arguments in College Writing Instruction” (identified on Professor James Elkins’s “Lawyers and Literature” website – “Narrative and Story Resources”)

Committee:  Anne Curzan (co-chair), Anne Gere (co-chair), Patricia King, Alisse Portnoy

J.D. Law, Harvard Law School, cum laude, 1998

Thesis: “An Education in Advocacy: The Legislative History of the IDEA’s [Individuals with Disabilities Education Act] Parent Training and Information Centers”

Supervisor:  Lucie White

B.A. English, University of Chicago, Student Marshall, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995