Book-length publications include The Rhetoric of Rebel Women: Civil War Diaries and Confederate Persuasion. Southern Illinois University Press; A Maryland Bride in the Deep South: The Civil War Diary of Priscilla Bond, Louisiana State University Press, awarded the 2005-2006 American Civil War Museum Bi-annual Founders’ Award for outstanding editing of primary source documents of the Civil War South and the 2012 Dr. Arthur W. Bergeron Award for scholarship on Louisiana’s Civil War history; Victorian Sensations: Essays on a Scandalous Genre. Edited with Richard Fantina, The Ohio State University Press. 2006. Paperback edition; 2016; and Contemporary Composition Studies: A Guide to Theorists and Terms. Co-author, Edith Babin, Greenwood Press. Articles published are on the subjects of writing program administration and American Civil War diaries and rhetoric.
My research interests include writing program administration, especially related to program development for student success, and the American Civil War, focusing on rhetoric, women's writing and political participation, and personal writing (diaries in particular) during political and personal conflict/trauma.