Freelance Web Designer and Developer 2006–15
Design, code, and implement client websites

Wasted Space Communications 2006–15
Create websites for ad agency and its clients

University of Houston 2006–15
Lecturer, Department of English

Georgia Southern University 2005–06
Assistant Professor, Department of Literature and Philosophy

University of Texas at San Antonio 1998–2005
Assistant Professor, Department of English

University of Tulsa 1997–98
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English


Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin 1997

M.A.  University of California at Irvine 1990
English, Chancellor’s Fellowship

B.A.   Rice University 1989
English, magna cum laude


Web Design and Development
In 2006—having taught myself HTML and CSS to create educational websites—I started freelancing as a web developer. I design, build, and implement cross-browser compatible sites for my clients, using languages and tools like HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, and Photoshop to create everything from hand-coded static pages to fully customized WordPress sites and blogs. I also train clients to use WordPress.

Writing and Editing
My published work includes award-winning scholarly essays and top-ranked educational web content. I developed my editing skills through graduate education, editing articles for scholarly journals and presses, and teaching writing and composition courses. I am fluent with major word processing software including Google Docs and Microsoft Word.