I grew up on a mountain swallowed up by kudzu just across the river from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
I teach writing and research courses for first-year students at Dartmouth College’s Institute for Writing and Rhetoric.
In college and graduate school I studied nineteenth-century American literature and history. I’m interested in backcountry settlements in the early republic and conflicts between Native peoples and settlers.
I’m a mildly accomplished computer nerd. I like open-source software and culture. I’m a fan of Canonical’s Ubuntu and System 76’s Pop OS. I’m particularly enthused by the Pandoc, Markdown, Hugo, and Jrnl projects.
I follow the Boston Red Sox and the Tennessee Volunteers football team; recent years have not been kind to me.
I have two adorable little kids who never let me get a full night’s sleep but are probably the best thing that ever happened to me.