MFA in Writing, 2006
Vermont College of the Union Institute and University (now Vermont College of Fine Arts)
Critical Thesis: "The Contemporary Persona Poem," a study of contemporary dramatic monolog
Creative Thesis: Overtures, a 55-page manuscript of original poetry
Lecture: “The Poet Vanishes: Literal and Figurative Disappearance in Poetry”
BA in English, Writing Specialization, 2002 (+ 6 hrs. graduate credit) (Minor in German)
Henderson State University
2011-Present Teachers College, Henderson, Henderson State University. Content Supervisor for Secondary English Language Arts candidates in the professional semester.
2008-Present Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy, Henderson State University. Instructor of English. Regular 15-hour course load, 3 to 4 preparations.
2010-2012 Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy. Charter Class English faculty (10th grade through senior year).
2007-2008 Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy, Henderson State University. Adjunct Instructor of English. 5/6 course load, 2 to 4 preparations
Authorship and Editorial Work
Authored the NCTE/NCATE accreditation report for the secondary English program, including
assessment design and implementation, standards alignment, data aggregation/ disaggregation and analysis, and report composition and submission. Program recognized February 2013.
Invited reviewer, Introduction to Logic (Baronnet). Oxford University Press. Spring 2012.
Second Reader, Academic Forum. Henderson State University. 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Associate Editor, Hunger Mountain 10 (Spring 2007). (Judge's Panel, The 2007 Ruth
Stone Prize in Poetry). 2007.
Associate Editor, Arkansas Literary Forum. 2003-2005.
Scholarly Contributions and Creative Productions
“Approaching the Big Shifts: Strategies for CCSS Implementation.” Southwest-A Regional Common Core Literacy Summit. Southern Arkansas University. 2012.
“’Words Like Musket Fire’: Reading Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Late Encounter with the Enemy’ as Ars Poetica.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association 2011 Conference. 2011.
“The Romance between Poetry and Science.” Matt Locke Ellis College Community Classes. 2009.
“Toward Synesthesia: Further Explorations in Ekphrasis.” 29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association. 2008.
2013. MLA Project Reading Committee / Thesis Defense Interviewer. [student name redacted].
2011-2013. Interviewer, Teachers College, Henderson, Exit Interviews.
Fall 2012. Program Review Committee for Central Baptist College's proposed secondary education program. Arkansas Department of Education.
2011-2012. Teacher Education Committee, Henderson State University.
2012-2013. MLA Project Reading Committee / Thesis Defense Interviewer. [student name redacted].
Spring 2011. Middle-Level Faculty Search Committee, Teachers College Henderson, Henderson State University.
Spring 2011. Faculty Excellence Awards Committee, Henderson State University.
Fall 2010-Spring 2011. Unpaid consultant for former HSU student, Bismarck Public Schools, Educational Renewal Zone.
Fall 2008-Spring 2009. Textbook Committee, Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy, Henderson State University.
Available upon request: student composition feedback, original course material, technical writing samples.