Traci is an instructor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches composition, technical writing, and writing with digital media. As a freelance writer, she also composes lesson plans on reading, writing and literature, and she designs online curricular and professional development resources. From 2002-2008 she was the Online Content Developer for ReadWriteThink at NCTE. Previously, she served as Online Resources Manager, managing NCTE's Web site. She was an editor of the Engaging Media-Savvy Students Topical Resource Kit and her book Designing Writing Assignments offers practical ways for teachers to develop assignments that allow students to express their creativity and grow as writers.