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Hesburgh Library 158
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-0312
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About Me

Associate Librarian, Emerging Technologies
The Hesburgh Libraries

I am currently an Associate Librarian in Emerging Technologies at the Hesburgh Libraries. There I assist faculty, staff, and students with the identification, evaluation, and use of emerging technologies, innovative online tools, and related services. I am particularly focused on identifying learning and engagement opportunities to support student research and promote student success.

I create innovative web applications, including, Notre Dame's platform for building multimedia literacy, and, a tool for authoring Bootstrap websites, and I currently co-chair the Hesburgh Library Hackathon. I also develop and supervise library services such as The Media Corps.

Outside of my Library faculty role, I frequently serve as concurrent associate teaching professor for other Notre Dame departments, including ITAO, ESTEEM, and Management & Organization.

Most recently I have been honored to receive the Joseph J. and Frances D. Rog Zavislak Library Faculty Recognition Award (2020), the Faculty Senate Exemplary Service Award (2022), and two DIGI awards from the Office of Digital Learning, "Champion" (2021), and "Honorary Member" (2022).

Coming from the discipline of British Cultural Studies, I continue to be focused on the problematics of class, gender, and race and ethnicity, as well as any social formations which produce cultural and socioeconomic disempowerment. In 2018, I created (and released under Creative Commons) the The Social Justice Game: A Game About Cents & Sensibility®, a free educational board game designed to help faculty gamify the economic dimensions of social justice for their students. In 2020, I completed the nine-month Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) workshop. And I am affiliated faculty with the Notre Dame Initiative on Race and Resilience. Through these and other projects, I involve myself in ways that promote inclusivity and diversity at Notre Dame and beyond.

Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with my family and renovating our home, playing sports and gaming, and enjoying an occasional caipirinha on our deck.


  • Ph.D., Rhetoric & Technical Communication

    Michigan Technological University

    rhetoriccommunicationtech commvisual culturenew mediaBritish cultural studies

  • M.A., English (Rhetoric & Writing)

    San Diego State University

  • B.A., English

    San Diego State University