BA in Music from Hunter College, New York; MA in Literature from Columbia University; Ph.D. in LIterature from the University of Southern California, with an emphasis in 19th century British literature.
Was Director of the Writing Center and Co-Director of the Writing Program at the University of Southern California.
At Northridge is the Director of Composition in the English Department and also the Director of the Master's Option in Rhetoric and Composition.
Has taught at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Queen Mary University, London, under a Fulbright award, and Victoria University, New Zealand.
Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation. Prentice Hall, 2007.
“Writing and Learning in the Health Sciences.” WAC Journal. July, 2008.
College Argument: Understanding the Genre. Kendall/Hunt, 2010.
"Genre Awareness, Academic Argument, and Transferability." with Andrea Hernandez. WAC Journal, 2011.
Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing. 2nd edition. Routledge, 2012.
"Print/New Media Transfer: Genre Issues." Journal of Teaching Writing, 2014.
"US First-Year Composition and Writing in the Disciplines." The Routledge Companion to English Studies. Eds. Constant Leung and Brian V. Street. London, 2014.
"Genre im Schreibenzentrum: Ein Neudefinition." Schreiben: Grundalagentext Zur Theorie, Didaktik, und Beratung. Verlag Barbara Budrich. Opladen & Toronto: UTB, 2014.
Genre & Mindful Transfer: Theory, Pedagogy, Possibility.