As the Berea Bridge Director, Writing Program Administrator, and Assistant Professor of General Studies, Sarah has the pleasure of working with first-year students through multiple facets of their college lives, ranging from a Bridge program trip to a nearby national park to a workshop session in a writing class.
As Director of Berea Bridge, Sarah helps students prepare for a successful first year at Berea College. Berea Bridge students spend a summer month taking classes, working in labor positions, participating in workshops and mentoring programs, living in campus residence halls, and traveling on off-campus trips. As a result of this summer program, Bridge students develop a network of faculty, mentors, and friends that they can draw on for support throughout their time at Berea and develop the time-management and study skills necessary for balancing the academic, labor, and extracurricular opportunities that Berea College offers.
As Berea College’s Writing Program Administrator, Sarah teaches in and coordinates Berea College’s first-year writing seminar courses, GSTR 110 and 210. Sarah’s program administration is dedicated to helping faculty set and achieve their own teaching goals related to writing through one-on-one consultations and small-group workshops. In this capacity, Sarah works with faculty on developing writing assignment sequences, incorporating peer review workshops into classes, offering effective feedback on student writing, and more.
Sarah's scholarship has appeared in Philosophy & Rhetoric, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and the edited collection Dynamic Activities for First-Year Composition.
- Ph.D. in English (Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition), Penn State University
- M.A. in English (Emphasis in Rhetoric and Composition), Penn State University
- M.A. in English (Emphasis in Literature), University of North Texas
- B.M. in Music Performance, Rutgers University