ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Education and Experience
PhD: Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice, Kent State University; expected graduation date: 5/21
MFA: Creative Writing with a focus in poetry and nonfiction; The Ohio State University
BA: English Literature and Professional Writing with a minor in Creative Writing; Capital University, Summa Cum Laude
Doctoral Candidate and Teaching Fellow at Kent State University for the Literacy, Rhetoric, and Social Practice Department
Design and teach College Writing I and II, face-to-face, remotely, and fully online
Meet with students regularly to workshop and discuss their work
Writing Program Assistant at Kent State University
Revised and contributed to the writing program’s student guide
Mentored new graduate teaching assistants, as well as observed them each semester
Designed and led workshops for new graduate instructors
Organized and participated in mid-semester workshop for TAs
Selected semi-finalists for undergraduate writing awards
Consulted with program coordinators on instructor guide
Graduate Student Orientation Fellow at Kent State University
Presented twice a year at Graduate Student Orientation (GSO) about suggestions for new teaching assistants
Assisted all new graduate students with necessary paperwork or questions
Handled keynote speakers for opening remarks of GSO
Recorded online tutorials for new TAs
Public Relations Officer for the Association of Graduate English Students (AGES) at Kent State University
Composed and published all social media posts
Designed and distributed all promotional materials
Organized and promoted annual English graduate student symposium on scholarship
Attended Graduate Studies and Writing Program Committee meetings
Full-time Instructor at Capital University
Designed and taught English composition, First-Year Seminar (FYS), and creative writing classes (courses taught: College Reading and Writing; First-Year Seminar: Comedy Writing; Intro. to Creative Writing; Poetry Writing; Individual Study in Poetry Writing; ESL Intermediate and Basic Writing)
Host and creator of the visiting author reading series
Advisor to student-run organization, Capital Comedians
Advisor to performing arts fraternity, Phi Beta
Coordinated with other faculty to develop department events, grading rubrics, and curriculum
Adjunct Faculty in the Developmental Reading and Writing Program at Columbus State Community College
Taught basic reading and writing classes (courses taught: Critical Thinking and Reading; Career and Life Planning; and College Success)
Professor of English at La Escuela Politécnica Nacional in the Department of Languages and Continuing Education in Quito, Ecuador
Taught all levels of English and writing to high school, college students, and adults continuing their education
Advised students on various professional writing themes
Designed new advanced writing curriculum
Developed business writing, resume writing, creative writing, and academic writing handbooks and curriculum
Conferenced with and advised students about international scholarships, admission processes to graduate school, and job applications
“Hospitality in Opposition Research: A Case-Study of a Pro-Life Organization,” Rhetorical Society of America,” Portland, Oregon, 2020.
“The Rhetoric of Social Movements: Exploring the Pro-Life Agenda,” New Voices Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 2019.
“Comedy as Social Movement: Late Night Talk Show as Performative Rhetoric,” Graduate Research Network at The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, PA, 2019.
“Medical Speak: Diversity, Co-Authorship, and Ethos,” The Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, March, 2018.
“Literacy Practices of a Young Activist-Storyteller,” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing Conference, Kansas City, March, 2018.
“Medical Engagement: Rhetorical Situations in Nurse Education, Narrative Therapy, and Telemental Health,” 21 Century Englishes Conference, Bowling Green State University, November, 2017.
ARTICLES and POEMS
An Ethics-of-Care Paradigm in Opposition Research: The Tensions of Studying a Pro-life Organization,” Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, 3(4), forthcoming.
Ransom Note to You and Other Poems, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY, forthcoming chapbook
“The Beatles are Disappearing,” Again I Wait for This to Pull Apart: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Poem. Freezeray Press, 2015.
“Ransom Note to You,” Rogue Agent, May, 2015.
“Ransom Note to Birthdays,” “Ransom Note to Engagements,” and “Ransom Note to Awkward Silence,” UCity Review, December, 2015.
“Gestalt,” (614) Magazine, August, 2014.
“Judy Chicago…” and “Grace,” Hotel Amerika. Vol. 12.
“Inflammatory Brain Disease” and “Burn,” H_NGM_N, 2012.
“Neti, Neti.” Cranky, Vol. 1.4. 2005.
“Between States,” Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k). Online Journal. 2005.
“Image, as in,” FlatCity: An Anthology, FlatCity Press, 2005.
“We Shrug Our Shoulders,” Astropoetica. Online Journal. 2004.
“She Recalls Walking Backward.” Clare, Vol. 4. 2004.
“Amputation Dream.” Harpur Palate, Vol. 2.2. Spring, 2002.