Vitae

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Education and Positions

Scholarship

Honors and Awards

Presentations

Teaching and Service


EDUCATION

2018               Faculty Credential in English Education, Delta State University, Mississippi

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

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Assistant Professor of English and English Education Program Coordinator (2017-present). Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi.

English Lecturer, (2016-2017). English Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Assistant Professor of English (2013-2016). English Department, Ashford University, Online/Remote.

Instructor of English, (2010-2013).  English Department, Chadron State College, 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.

Graduate Instructor, (2004-2008). Department of English, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi.

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Co-Founder / Managing Editor.   (2016-present). Cosmogamy, Texas A&M University.

Founder. (2013-2016). Ashford Humanities Review, Ashford University.

Founder. (2013-2016). The Ash, 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.

Co-Editor / Layout Editor. (2009-2010). Tapestry, Delta State University.

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.

Editorial Intern. (1999-2000). eNovel.com, Richmond, Virginia.

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.

“In a Parking Lot, a Young Boy.” Country Dog Review, vol. 1, no. 2, 2009.

“Traffic Jam Litany.” Quarter After Eight, vol. 11/12, 2006, p. 188.

“Angel Speak.” Sierra Nevada College Review, vol. 16, 2005, p. 62.

“Hover.” Northwest Florida Review, vol. 2, no. 1, 2003, p. 68.

“Riding Horses in Snow.” Poems & Plays, vol. 10, 2003, p. 13.

“Scene of a Boy About to be Killed by an Oncoming Train.” Beacon Street Review, vol. 16, no. 2, 2003, p. 88.

“The Burning of Clavelle, Clockmaker, 1816.” Chattahoochee Review, vol. 24, no. 1, 2003, p. 76.

“Winter.” Poems & Plays, vol. 10, 2003, p. 14.

“Gretel’s Advice.” Lullwater Review, vol. 13, no. 1, 2002, p. 21.

Creative Nonfiction & Fiction

“Traffic Jam Litany.” Apocrypha and Abstractions, December, 2015.

“A Different Kind of Truth,” Creative Nonfiction, Summer, vol. 42, 2011.   

Reviews

Review of On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather, by David Porter. Resources for American Literary Study, vol. 33, 2010.

Review of Carta Marina, by Ann Fisher-Wirth. Emprise Review, May 2010.

Review of Blue Window, by Ann Fisher-Wirth. Third Coast, Spring 2004, pp. 158-160.

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.

Review of Fox, by Adrienne Rich. Mid-American Review, vol. 32, no. 2, 2001, p. 167.

Book Chapter

“‘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.

Journal Article

“Willa Cather’s Autobiographical Act and the Need for (Dis)Closure.” Willa Cather Newsletter and Review, vol. XLIX, no. 2, 2005, pp. 34-35.

Editorial Projects – Digital Journal Builds   

Cosmogamy.  Texas A&M University, 2017 [in development].

The Ash Literary Journal. Ashford University, 2015, http://ash-ashford.com.

Ashford Humanities Review. Ashford University, 2015, http://ahr-ashford.com.

Valley Humanities Review. Lebanon Valley College, 2008, http://www.lvc.edu/vhr.

HONORS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Teaching:

Postgraduate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2017-2022

Outstanding Faculty Award, Ashford University, 2015

Quality Matters Certification, 2014

Lawrence “Shaky” Yates Award, Best Composition Graduate Instructor, 2004-2005

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Mississippi, 2004-2007

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Bowling Green State University, 2001-2003

Outstanding Performance Award, Hopewell City Schools, 1998-1999, 1999-2000

Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year Award, 1998-1999

 Funding and Academic:

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

Dissertation Fellowship, University of Mississippi, 2007

Vice Chancellor for Student Life Development Grant, University of Mississippi, 2007

Willa Cather Foundation Grant, 2007

Summer Research Grant, University of Mississippi Graduate School, 2007

Phi Kappa Phi Nomination, 2006

Willa Cather Foundation Scholarship Funding Award, 2005

Creative Writing:

Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series Competition, 2003

10th Annual Tennessee Chapbook Prize Finalist, 2003

InsideOut Residency, Poet in Residence, 2002-2003

Devine Fellowship for Creative Writing, First Runner-Up, Jane Meade judging, 2002

Lyric Recovery Competition Finalist, 2001

INVITED READINGS

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 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“(Re)Writing the Right Words: Revision Pedagogy,” Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida, 2018

“Online Journals: Submitting, Creating, Editing,” Winter Wheat Annual Literary Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2013

“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 ever hit 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

“Silence as Muse,” Winter Wheat Annual Literary Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2002

Writing Africa. (Poetry Workshop), Winter Wheat Annual Literary Festival, Bowling Green, Ohio, 2002

TEACHING

Delta State University (2017 – present)

Texas A&M University (2016 – 2017)

Ashford University (2013 – 2016)

  • JRN 101 – Digital and Media Literacy
  • ENG 121 – English Composition I
  • ENG 122 – English Composition II
  • ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 225 – Introduction to Film
  • ENG 201 – Survey of American Literature to 1865
  • ENG 202 – Survey of American Literature After 1865
  • ENG 317 – International Voices
  • ENG 318 – Creative Writing
  • ENG 346 – British Literature II
  • ENG 438 – Literary Theory
  • ENG 497 – English Capstone

Chadron State College (2010 – 2013)

  • ENG 101 – English Composition I
  • ENG 102 – English Composition II

Delta State University (2009-2010)

Lebanon Valley College (2008-2009)

SERVICE

University:

Elected Member. (2016). Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Ashford University.

Faculty Representative. (2015-2016). WASC Accreditation Review, Ashford University.

Chair. (2013-2016). University-wide Publications Committee, Ashford University.

Instructional Quality Reviewer. (2013-2016).  College of Liberal Arts, Ashford University.

Liaison. (2014-2015). Constellation Textbook Services, Ashford University.

Instructional Technology Liaison. (2009-2010). College of Liberal Arts, Delta State University.

Department:

Chair (2017-present). English Education Committee, Delta State University

Member. (2016-2017). Creative Writing Ad Hoc Committee, Texas A&M University.

Member. (2016-2017). Multimedia, Editing and Writing Subcommittee, Texas A&M University.

Instructional Coach & Adjunct Facilitator. (2014-2016).  English Department, Ashford University.

Faculty Editor. (2013-2016). English Exchange and JMC Student Review, Ashford University.

Faculty Advisor. (2015-2016). Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Ashford University.

Co-Editor and Layout Editor. (2009-2010). Tapestry, Delta State University.

Faculty Advisor (2009-2010). Confidante, Delta State University.

Member. (2009-2010). Publications Committee, Delta State University.

Founder and Poetry Editor. (2008-present). Valley Humanities Review, Lebanon Valley College.

Faculty Advisor. (2008-2009). Greenblotter Literary Society, Lebanon Valley College.

Field:

External Reviewer. (2015).  Transcending Genre: An Introduction to the Elements of Creative Writing by James Meetze.

Peer Reviewer / Associate Editor. (2009). The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

External Manuscript Review. (2009). First Poem by Lynnell Edwards.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Assessment and Improvement of Teaching and Learning, Effective Teaching Practices Series, Delta State University, 2018

Active Learning Techniques, Effective Teaching Practices Series, Delta State University, 2017

Effective Course Design, Effective Teaching Practices Series, Delta State University, 2017

Publishing Workshop with Editor James Marten Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research , Texas A&M University, 2017

Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, Minneapolis, MN 2015

Poynter Institute Certification: Basic Reporting and Writing; Understanding Journalism; Multimedia Basics, 2015

21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Virtual 2015

Excellence in Journalism Conference, Orlando, FL 2015; New Orleans, LA 2016

Winter Wheat Annual Literary Festival, Bowling Green State University, OH 2002, 2013

Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Philadelphia, PA 2009

Mid-Atlantic Student Literary Magazine Conference, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2007

College Teaching Series, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2007

11th International Cather Seminar, Paris and Provence, France, 2007

Cather Foundation 52nd Annual Spring Conference, Red Cloud, NE, 2007

Cather Colloquium, Drew University, Madison, NJ 2005

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, Oxford, MS 2005

10th International Cather Seminar, Lincoln & Red Cloud, NE, 2005

New Americanist Colloquium, University of Mississippi, Spring 2005

Preventing Plagiarism, Duke Univ. Center for Academic Integrity, Nashville, TN, 2003

Tennessee Council of Teachers of English, Annual Conference, Memphis, TN, 2003

Key West Writer’s Workshop with Honor Moore, Key West, FL, 2003

Associated Writing Programs, Annual Conference, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Quality Matters Certified

Postgraduate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia

Learning Management Systems: Blackboard, eCollege, Sakai, BrightSpace, Canvas

Design Software: Adobe InDesign, DreamWeaver, iMovie, Kaltura

Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Office 365, Lync, Adobe Connect, Skype for Business, WebEx

Languages: HTML (intermediate), CSS (intermediate), JavaScript (beginner)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

National Council of Teachers of English

Associated Writing Programs

Modern Language Association

Society of Professional Journalists

Phi Kappa Phi, International Honor Society

Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education

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