Director of the Writing Center
To be clear, I am the short one. This was taken during an NBC (Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical) attack drill while I was training in NTC (National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California). That trip was 28 fun-filled days in the Mojave Desert.
No, the person next to me is not an alien. It was his job to take his gear off first to ensure it was safe for the rest of us. Think of a human canary.
So, a bit about me.
For the basic stuff, I have a PhD in Rhetoric and Composition from Purdue University with sub-specialties in Writing Program Administration, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Centers, and Professional Writing. My dissertation examined the creation and development of a custom writing program for the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering.
For more detailed stuff, I have lived the majority of my life west of the Rockies, so I am used to mountains and volcanic flats, not corn as far as the eye can see. I came to Purdue from Boise State University in Boise, ID, and yes, the BSU stadium DOES have blue turf. We called it "Smurf Turf," and there are many apocryphal stories regarding the turf. I do know that other teams have been known to paint their practice fields blue so they would be used to the odd contrast.
Above all else, I am here at Wabash College for one reason--to help Wabash Men succeed. I take that reason very seriously, so when I say you are welcome to contact me to ask questions or to arrange a one-on-one meeting, I mean it. If you have any questions regarding college writing, how to manage your time, how to take notes, how to prepare for a test, how to read better, how to properly incorporate sources, how to develop your English, or any just about any other academic question, email me. If I can't answer your question, I will help you find someone who can.
When I meet with the freshman class, I always tell them one important point:
You didn't come to Wabash to fail; you came to Wabash to be better.
I am here to help you become better.