Kat Gray

Freelance Creative Writer & Blog Writer

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Location:Auburn, Alabama, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/graymalkin
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EDUCATION

Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
MA, English
May 2009
Thesis - “We All Fall Down” (creative)– directed by Judy Troy.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
Non-Degree-Seeking, English
Attended 01/07-05/07

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
BA, English / History
December 2006

Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
English
Attended 8/02-12/02

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Auburn University English Department (Auburn, AL):
Graduate Teaching Assistant
English 1100 – Composition I (Fall 2007; Fall 2008)
English 1120 – Composition II (Spring 2008; Spring 2009)
Duties: co-teaching for two semesters (responsible for designing small, daily lessons and for creating and teaching one unit); teaching introductory composition classes for two semesters as the teacher of record (responsible for designing and teaching a class in compliance with the department's goals and objectives; teaching primarily process-based writing, including prewriting skills, organization, revising and editing; teaching a research-based class centered around a department-chosen theme).
Held August 2007-May 2009.

Auburn University English Center
Peer Tutor
Duties: greeting visitors at desk; fielding phone/chat questions; assisting students with the writing process for composition and world literature assignments.
Held August 2007-May 2008.

Southern Union State Community College (Opelika, AL):

Adjunct Instructor
ENG 101 – Composition I (Fall 2009)
Duties: teaching an introductory composition class for one semester as the teacher of record (responsible for designing and teaching a class in compliance with the department's guidelines, as well as designing and proctoring midterm and final exams).
Held August 2009-December 2009.

Columbus State University (Columbus, GA):

Part-Time Lecturer of English
ENGL 1101 – Composition I (Fall 2009)
ENGL 1102 – Composition II (Spring 2010; Fall 2010; Spring 2011)
Duties: teaching an introductory composition class for four semesters as the teacher of record (responsible for designing and teaching classes in compliance with the department's guidelines; teaching primarily process-based writing, including prewriting skills, organization, revising and editing; teaching research-based classes centered around literature).
Held August 2009-May 2011.

Montgomery Roller Derby - Belles 'n' Bombshells (Montgomery, AL):

Vice President/President
Webmaster
Duties: As webmaster, responsible for maintaining and updating website, Facebook and MySpace pages, and writing articles for the Belles 'n' Bombshells page on examiner.com. Additionally, responsible for writing the majority of the league's written documents, including but not limited to all website content, referee bylaws, press releases, and newspaper-style articles for various websites. This is an unpaid volunteer position in a non-profit organization.
Held January 2010-October 2010 (until league closure).

Burn City Rollers Roller Derby League (Auburn, AL)

Public Relations Committee
Duties: Responsible for writing all press releases for Auburn's roller derby team, as well as submitting all events to local events calenders, print news sources, and radio and television news sources. Responsible for maintaining league page on examiner.com. Also assists in running league Facebook page. This is an unpaid volunteer position in a non-profit organization.
Held December 2010-present (ongoing).

PUBLICATIONS

“Where Poppies Grow,” short story.
Storyglossia, Issue 40 (October 2010).

AWARDS

Nominated for Best Paper by an MA Student, Fall 2007 for “Intensely, Fearfully Female”: The Reality of Indian Femininity in Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss.
Auburn University English Department

Nominated for QEP Outstanding Teacher of Writing Award, Spring 2010
Columbus State University

Won (with student) QEP Award for Outstanding English 1102 Essay, Spring 2011
Columbus State University

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

English Graduate Association (Auburn University)
New Faculty Majority: The National Coalition for Adjunct and Contingent Faculty

RELEVANT SKILLS

Able to use Microsoft Office and Open Office.
Committed to utilizing technology in the classroom.
Familiar with HTML, Wordpress, Blogger, Joomla, Examiner, and Yola.com's interface, and able to use these things to update website content.
Skilled at academic research. Has written many research papers in the areas of literature and history. Is competent with MLA, APA and Chicago Style documentation.
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Blog Writing