My body of research and scholarly profile has been nationally recognized by a number of professional associations. In September 2015, I was named one of the International Literacy Association’s inaugural “30 Under 30” honorees. Later that year, I received the AERA Language and Social Processes special interest group's (SIG) Emerging Scholar Award. Most recently, I was named as an honorable mention for NCTE’s Promising Researcher Award. My dedication to the field, however, far extends beyond research and teaching. I also understand the importance of active service to the university, to the community, and to the profession. Across institutions, I mentored and advised a number of graduate students and also served on numerous departmental committees.
Outside of broader university and department commitments, I have held numerous leadership roles for the American Educational Research Association. From 2013-2015, I was the acting chair of the student outreach and technology sub-committee for the Division G student executive committee. Currently, I am a program area chair (Area 10: Literacy, Media, and Technology) for the Literacy Research Association and serve on the Awards Committee for AERA’s Writing and Literacies SIG. I am also a reviewer for several national conferences and peer-reviewed journals in educational research. These experiences exemplify my longstanding commitments to mentoring and professional service. For more information, please see my vitae.