ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Education and Experience

8/16

Present
8/01-6/04

8/97-5/01




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

8/16-
Present

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

8/17-
8/19

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

8/17-
1/20

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

8/18-
8/19

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

8/09-
8/16

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

9/09-
8/11

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)

8/06-
8/08

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

CONFERENCE
PAPERS

“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.

PUBLICATIONS:
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.

 
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