I am a lecturer at the Thompson School of Applied Science teaching courses in writing, public speaking and social issues. I received an honours B.A. in Professional Writing and Communication Studies from York University (Toronto) and an M.Ed in the Teaching of Writing from Plymouth State University. For the latter, my capstone researched the potential of student-instructor texting in process-driven writing instruction. With my educational background in rhetoric and journalism, interests in psychology and sociology, and my unique position teaching communication courses for TSAS students, my courses focus on making students more capable of persuasion and more critical of the subtle and overt persuasion directed towards them/society.