Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2014) 
University of Nottingham; Nottingham, UK

Doctor of Philosophy (2012)
The Open University; Milton Keynes, UK
Thesis title: The development of 'drama' in YouTube discourse

Master of Research Methods (Education) (2009)
The Open University; Milton Keynes, UK
Dissertation title: The Pope of YouTube: A case study of dynamic metaphor use in asynchronous Internet communication

Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (2007)
University of Birmingham; Birmingham, UK
Dissertation title: 'but sorry about my blabbing': A case study in blog discourse

Bachelor of Arts (2003)

Knox College; Galesburg, IL, USA
Major: English–Creative Writing; Minor: Religious Studies
Cum Laude with College Honours