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2007 Ph.D. English, University of Mississippi, Mississippi
2003 M.F.A. Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
1997 B.A. English, Methodist College, North Carolina
1995 A.A. Liberal Arts, Fayetteville Technical Community College, North Carolina
Director, Distance Learning and Faculty Development (2020-present). John Tyler Community College.
Chair, Division of Languages & Literature (2019 – 2020). Delta State University.
Assistant Professor of English and English Education Programs Coordinator(2017-2020). Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi.
Assistant Professor of English (2013-2017). English Department, Ashford University, Online/Remote.
Assistant Professor of English, (2009-2010). Division of Languages and Literature, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi.
Assistant Professor of English, (2008-2009). Department of English, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania.
Founder. (2013-2016). Ashford Humanities Review, Ashford University.
Managing Editor. (2012). Twisted South Magazine, Byhalia, Mississippi.
Circulation Manager / Coordinating Editor. (2011-2012). Creative Nonfiction Foundation/Creative Nonfiction Books.
Interim President. (2011-2012). VOX Press, Inc., Oxford, Mississippi.
Founder / Advisory Editor. (2008 – present). Valley Humanities Review, Lebanon Valley College.
Assistant Editor.(2004-2006). Yalobusha Review, University of Mississippi.
Assistant Editor / Managing Editor. (2001-2002 / 2002-2003). Mid-American Review, Bowling Green State University.
PUBLICATIONS & SCHOLARSHIP
Poetry Collected and Anthologized
“Nothing But the Kitchen Sink.” Sunrise from Blue Thunder Anthology, edited by Millicent Borges Accardi, Pirene’s Fountain, 2011.
Selected Poems. The Next of Us is About to Be Born, edited by Maggie Anderson, Kent State University Press, 2009.
Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle. Kent State University Press, 2004.
Leaping from the Bottom Step. National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 1997.
Poems in Journals
“On Choosing Childlessness.” Moon City Review, Spring 2013, p. 183.
“Mr. Takaji Being Photographed.” Naugatuck River Review, Summer 2010, p. 60.
“Traffic Jam Litany.” Quarter After Eight, vol. 11/12, 2006, p. 188.
“Hover.” Northwest Florida Review, vol. 2, no. 1, 2003, p. 68.
“The Burning of Clavelle, Clockmaker, 1816.” Chattahoochee Review, vol. 24, no. 1, 2003, p. 76.
Creative Nonfiction & Fiction
“A Different Kind of Truth,” Creative Nonfiction, Summer, vol. 42, 2011.
Review of On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather, by David Porter. Resources for American Literary Study, vol. 33, 2010.
Review of Silk Elegy, by Sondra Gash. The Paterson Literary Review, vol. 33, 2004, pp. 259-261.
Review of Miracle Fruit, by Aimee Nezhukamatathil. Third Coast,Fall 2003, pp. 152-155.
Review of Sails the Wind Left Behind, by Alessandra Lynch. CALYX, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women,vol. 21, no. 2, 2003, pp. 108-110.
“‘At the Center of her Mystery’: Willa Cather and Sexual Trauma.” Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather, edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007, pp. 137-148.
HONORS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS
ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction, 2018
Postgraduate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2017-2022
Outstanding Faculty Award, Ashford University, 2015
Lawrence “Shaky” Yates Award, Best Composition Graduate Instructor, 2004-2005
Outstanding Performance Award, Hopewell City Schools, 1998-1999, 1999-2000
Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year Award, 1998-1999
Funding and Academic:
Erasmus+ Grant for Faculty Mobility, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 2018
Z-Degree Mississippi Grant, Lumen Learning, OER Course Development, 2018
Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture Tuition Scholarship, Texas A&M University, 2016
University Fellows Grant, Ashford University, 2016
PLEET Initiative Grant for Student and Faculty Collaboration, Lebanon Valley College, 2009
Texas A&M University Faculty and Student Reading Series, College Station, Texas, 2016
Kent State University Reading, Visiting Writers Series, Kent, Ohio, 2005
Bowling Green State University Graduate Reading, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2002
Lyric Recovery Reading at Poet’s House, New York City, New York, 2001
“We’re Starting with Mississippi: Teacher Candidates Discuss Their Plans to Change the World,” NCTE Summer ELATE Conference, University of Arkansas, 2019
“The Demise of the Public Sphere,” International Graduate Student Symposium, American Studies Program, John Paul II Catholic University, Lublin, Poland, 2018
“(Re)Writing the Right Words: Revision Pedagogy,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2018
“For the Love of Women: Willa Cather, Homosexuality and Trauma,” Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009
“why don’t you everhit back?: Impotence and Power in Cather’s Short Fiction,” International Cather Seminar, Provence, France, 2007
“Cather’s Autobiographical Act and the Need for (Dis)Closure,” International Cather Seminar, Red Cloud, Nebraska, 2005
Teaching Creative Writing, Tennessee Council of Teachers of English (TCTE) Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 2003
Delta State University (2017 – 2020)
- ENG 101 – English Composition I
- ENG 203 – Introduction to the Short Story and Novel
- ENG 399 – Professional Studies in English Education
- ENG 455 – Young Adult Literature
- ENG 455 – Methods of Teaching Literature
- ENG 486 – Senior Seminar
- CUR 485 – Methods of Teaching Language Arts in the Secondary School
- ENG 551 – English Seminar in Print Culture
Texas A&M University (2016 – 2017)
- ENG 104 – Composition and Rhetoric
- ENG 203 – Writing About Literature
- ENG 396 – Publishing the Lost Generation
Delta State University (2009-2010)
Lebanon Valley College (2008-2009)