Experience, Expertise, Passion
Before launching BetterRhetor, I spent ten years in test development at ACT Inc., lastly as Director of Writing Assessments. Over the course of my career as a writer, editor, and educator, I've worked extensively with student writing and have gained a deep understanding of the college-ready writing gap and its causes.
My PhD in American Studies gives me an interdisciplinary orientation; I believe that foundational knowledge, critical thinking, and strong communication skills are the keys to student success, regardless of major or career choice.
We worked hard to build those keys into College-Ready Writing Essentials, so that students—as well as their teachers and parents—might have full confidence that they're prepared for college-level academic work and ready to succeed.
I am also a contributing columnist for GettingSmart. My LinkedIn profile can be viewed below. My thesis and other published academic pieces are available on ResearchGate.