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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Fiction (June 2013)
Eastern Washington University

Bachelor of Arts in English and German (May 2010)
Western Michigan University
Medallion Scholar (2006) and Presidential Scholar for Department of Foreign Languages (2010)


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Western Michigan University (2009-Present)

Instructor, Academically Talented Youth Program (2016-present)
- Honors English 11/12 literature survey for gifted middle school/early high school students

Assistant Director / Consultant, The Writing Center (2009-2011)

Ivy Tech Community College (2013-2015)

Full-time Faculty
- ENGL 249: Introduction to Linguistics
- ENGL 202: Creative Writing
- ENGL 112: Exposition and Persuasion
- ENGL 111: English Composition
- ENGL 075: Co-Requisite Integrated Reading and Writing
- ENGL 095: Integrated Reading and Writing
- ENGL 093: Introduction to College Writing

Eastern Washington University (2011-2013)

Graduate Instructor             
- CRWR 210: Introduction to Creative Writing
- ENGL 201: College Composition: Analysis, Research, and Documentation
- ENGL 101: College Composition: Exposition and Argumentation    

English Instructor, Eastern Scholars Academy
- Summer bridge program for developing needs freshmen


MISC. (Guest lectures, workshops, etc.)

Fiction Mentor, The Adroit Journal's Summer Mentorship Program. Summer 2017. 

Program Coordinator, Read and Write Kalamazoo RAWK Writers' Room at Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts. Weekly creative writing and community building sessions during school day. Spring 2017 to present.

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

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


LITERARY EDITING / VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Managing Editor, Sundog Lit (Fall 2016-present)

Fiction Editor, Sundog Lit (Spring 2015-Fall 2016)

Contributor / Book Reviewer, The Coil: Alternating Current (Winter 2014-present)

Volunteer, Read and Write Kalamazoo (Fall 2015-present)

Coordinator, th' poetry asylum (2013-2015)

Fiction Editor, Willow Springs (2012-2013)

Festival Assistant, Get Lit! (2011-2013)