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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
Chair, Division of Languages & Literature (2019 – present). Delta State University.
Secondary Education Liaison, College of Education and Health Sciences (2018-2019). Delta State University.
Assistant Professor of English and English Education Programs 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 (2013-2017). 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.
Co-Founder / ManagingEditor. (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.
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 BlueWindow, 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.
“‘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.
“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
ACUE Certificate in Effective College Instruction, 2018
ACUE Certificate in Assessment & Improvement of Teaching and Learning, 2018
ACUE Certificate in Active Learning Techniques, 2018
ACUE Certificate in Effective Course Design, 2017
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:
Erasmus+ Grant for Faculty Mobility, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 2018
Z-Degree Mississippi Grant, Lumen Learning, OER Course Development, 2018
Faculty Research Grant, Delta State University, College of Education, 2017
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
Winner of the Wick Poetry Chapbook Series Competition, 2003
10thAnnual 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
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
“Experiences with Flipped Course Design,” Center for Teaching and Learning, Delta State University, 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
“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 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
“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
Delta State University (2017 – present)
- ENG 101 – English Composition I
- ENG 102 – English Composition II
- 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 456 – Methods of Teaching Writing
- ENG 486 – Senior Seminar
- CUR 485 – Methods of Teaching Language Arts in the Secondary School
- ENG 551 – English Seminar in Print Culture
- ENG 610 – Advanced Methods, Ethics, and Law
Texas A&M University (2016 – 2017)
- ENG 104 – Composition and Rhetoric
- ENG 203 – Writing About Literature
- ENG 235 – Elements of Creative Writing
- ENG 396 – Publishing the Lost Generation
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)
- ENG 101 – English Composition I
- ENG 102 – English Composition II
- ENG 204 – Introduction to Literature
- ENG 222 – Literary Magazine Workshop
- ENG 301 – Expository Writing
- ENG 414/514 – Modern Poetry
Lebanon Valley College (2008-2009)
- ENG 111 – English Communications I
- ENG 112 – English Communications II
- ENG 222 – Survey of American Literature II
- ENG 390 – Creating the Literary Arts Magazine
- ENG 500 – Creative and Critical Approaches to Creative Nonfiction
Member. (2018-present). CAEP Steering Committee, Delta State University.
Member. (2017-18). Writing Task Force, Delta State 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.
Co-Chair. (2018-2021). CAEP Standard Five Committee, Delta State University (COEHS).
Member. (2018-present). Recruitment Committee, Delta State University (COEHS).
Member. (2018-present). Professional Education Committee, Delta State University (COEHS).
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.
Peer Reviewer. (2018). Polish Journal for American Studies.
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 Poemby Lynnell Edwards.
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
21stAnnual 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
11thInternational Cather Seminar, Paris and Provence, France, 2007
Cather Foundation 52ndAnnual Spring Conference, Red Cloud, NE, 2007
Cather Colloquium, Drew University, Madison, NJ 2005
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, Oxford, MS 2005
10thInternational 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 Workshopwith 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, Canvas
Design Software: Adobe InDesign, DreamWeaver, iMovie, Kaltura
Productivity Software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Office 365, Lync, Adobe Connect, Skype for Business, WebEx
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