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CV

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Fiction (2013)
Eastern Washington University | Spokane, WA
Thesis: Every Pulse, A Little Warmer (interconnected short stories, thesis advisor: Gregory Spatz)

Bachelor of Arts, English and German (2010)
Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI
Honors: 2006 Medallion Scholar; 2010 Presidential Scholar for Department of Foreign Languages


CURRENT POSITIONS

Instructor, Academically Talented Youth Program (Fall 2016-Present)
Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI
-Teach two sections of Honors English 11/12 for gifted middle school and high school students; deliver approved curriculum in accordance with state standards
- Develop daily lesson plans and activities for advanced literature survey; literature taught includes Hamlet, Frankenstein, Oedipus, Brave New World, and others; Utilize eLearning for presentation of course materials, student communication, and grades

Program Coordinator, RAWK Writers’ Room & Summer Programming (Winter 2016-present)
Read and Write Kalamazoo | Kalamazoo, MI
- Serve as lead facilitator of multiple programs for literacy and writing nonprofit; participate in organization functions including tabling, admin work, fundraising, leading trainings and orientations, etc.
- RAWK Writers’ Room: Lead in-school help sessions for middle school writing activities; manage teacher sign-ups; coordinate instruction with room volunteers
- Summer Programming: Develop and deliver flexible creative writing curriculum for elementary and middle school students from diverse background and abilities

Managing Editor, Sundog Lit (Fall 2015-Present)
- Manage online literary magazine and blog; publish issues of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction biannually; coordinate team of five genre editors and readers to maintain reading and publishing schedule; solicit writing from established authors
- Along with Web Designer, maintain and update Wordpress website; promote issues, contests, and special magazine features on social media; collaborate with cover artists


PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Full-Time Faculty, English and Communications Department (2013-2015)
Ivy Tech Community College | Terre Haute, IN
- Taught five sections of composition per semester, including first year (ENGL 111), advanced (ENGL 112), and development (ENGL 093 and 095), creative writing (ENGL 202) and linguistics (ENGL 249), delivering daily lesson plans and maintaining online grading; created curriculum for introductory linguistics course in accordance to standardized course objectives
- Completed certification for online instruction; participated in faculty professional development; served as faculty advisor for liberal arts and undecided majors

Graduate Instructor, English and Creative Writing Department (2011-2013)
English Instructor, Eastern Scholars Academy August (Summer 2012)
Eastern Washington University | Spokane, WA
- As graduate instructor, taught one section per quarter of first year composition (ENGL 101), advanced composition (ENGL 201), or creative writing (CRWR 210)
- As Instructor at ESA, developed and delivered summer program aimed at incoming developing-needs freshmen, centered around expository writing

Assistant Director/Consultant, WMU Writing Center (2009-2011)
English 1000 Peer Tutor, WMU English Department (2008-2009)
Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, MI
- As AD, managed 20+ writing center consultants, online scheduler, training and interviewing new consultants, developing handouts, and managing payroll
- As Consultant, delivered one-on-one peer writing instruction for wide range of assignments, majors, and ability levels in writing center format
- As Peer Tutor, facilitated small group tutoring for developmental English course


OTHER ARTS / EDITING EXPERIENCE

Book Reviewer, Alternating Current (2015-Present)
- Review 6-8 books a year for independent press website
Fiction Mentor, The Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program (Summer 2017)
- Developed and delivered 6-week curriculum for creative writing mentorship program
Coordinator, th' poetry asylum (2013-2015)
- Organized social media presence and monthly readings for community poetry group
Fiction Editor, Willow Springs (2012-2013)
- Organized and facilitated packet meetings, galley readings, and promotion
Festival Assistant, Get Lit! (2011-2013)
- Wrote festival guide, website copy as needed; communicated with authors and venues


GUEST LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / WORKSHOPS

“Workshop Wednesdays: Submitting Your Art to Literary Journals,” Avenue for the Arts. Grand Rapids, MI: August 2017.

"The Art of Submitting," Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters. December Brown Bag Business of Writing Session. Grand Rapids, MI: December 2016.

Virtual classroom visit for ENG 323: Online Editing and Publishing. Central Washington University, hosted by Dr. Zach VandeZande: October 2016.

“The Workshop Mentality: Teaching Composition as a Creative Writer.” TYCA Midwest. Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, MI: October 2014.

“Return of the Writer: The Process Model as Theoretical Scaffolding for Digital Writing.” TYCA Pacific Northwest. Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA: October 2012.

“Flexible Consistency: Ethics in the Writing Center.” European Writers Centers Association. Paris, France: May 2010.