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Jillian Koopman

Freelance Article Writer & Editor

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Location:Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jilliankoopman
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Jill Koopman
710 Peachtree Street, Apt 402
Atlanta, GA 30308
215-499-4168
jilliankoop@gmail.com

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
Graduate
The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
M.F.A. in Creative Writing specializing in Fiction (2011)
Thesis: “Dreams on Shelves,” a collection of fiction stories
Adviser: Mark Winegardner
Undergraduate
Schreyer Honors College, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
B.A. with Honors in English (2006)
Thesis: “The Road to the Old Cemetery,” a nonfiction novella
Adviser: William Cobb

PUBLICATIONS
Articles
“Mystic Paradise,” Boston Magazine (June 3 2006)
“Education Against AIDS,” Research Penn State (July 18 2005)
“Eva Florencia/Novillera/Bullfighter,” Ma’OMeno (Spring 2005)
“Angela Molina/Educadora Infantil/Preschool Teacher,” Ma’OMeno (Spring 2005)
“Can Animals Really Smell Fear?” Research Penn State (March 16 2005)
“Boys of the Streets,” Research Penn State (Feb 1 2005)
“How much hotter with Pennsylvania be in 100 years?” Research Penn State (Feb 1 2005)
“Research Unplugged,” Research Penn State (Jan 20 2005)
Fiction
“Bite Down, Hard,” Crows Nest Magazine (August 12 2010)
Poetry
“Walking Home from Tony Luke’s,” and “Greed on a Spoon,” Ditch Magazine (Spring 2011)
“These Things Can Matter,” “Division,” Dreaming of Bombs,” Kalliope (Spring 2006)
Interviews
Interview with Erin McGraw, fiction writer, The Southeast Review Online (Spring 2009)
Interview with Matthew Zapruder, poetry writer, The Southeast Review Online (Fall 2007)

PRESENTATIONS
Read short story entitled “Seasonal Help” on radio WVFS 89.7 FM (Fall 2009)
Read short story entitled “Autopilot” for Florida State Creative Writing Program’s Warehouse Reading Series (July 18 2009)
Read short story entitled “La Sedia Del Papa” at the Gulf Coast Writers Conference (April 3 2009)
Presented a paper on Teaching Experimental Writing for a panel entitled “Creative NonFiction: The Dangerous Genre” at the Gulf Coast Writers Conference (April 3 2009)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Fiction submission reader for The Southeast Review (Fall 2007 – Fall 2009)
Member of GEAR: Graduate English Advocacy Research (Fall 2009)

AWARDS AND HONORS
Member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (2006 – current)
Best New Short Story Award finalist for Glimmer Train (2010)
Mathew Mihelcic Poetry Award (2006)
Deans List 8 of 8 semesters (2002 – 2006)

GRANTS
Schreyer Honors College Academic Scholarship (2002 – 2006)
Schreyer Study Abroad Travel Grant (2005)
English 497 Internship Grant (2004)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
ITT Tech, Duluth, GA
Composition 1 (Spring 2011)
The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
ENC 1142 – Freshman Imaginative Writing, 2 sections (Spring 2010)
ENC 1142 – Freshman Imaginative Writing, 2 sections (Fall 2009)
ENC 1142 – Freshman Imaginative Writing, 2 sections (Spring 2009)
ENC 1101 – Freshman Composition and Rhetoric, 2 sections (Fall 2008)
ENC 1101 – Freshman Composition and Rhetoric, 1 section (Summer 2008)
ENC 1102 – Freshman Research Writing, 1 section (Spring 2008)
ENC 1101 – Freshman Composition and Rhetoric, 1 section (Fall 2007)

TUTORING EXPERIENCE
Mega Education, Duluth, GA (Spring 2011)
Tutored students in reading, writing and SAT prep
The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl
Tutored registered students and walk-ins (Summer 2009)
Tutored graduate students (Summer 2008)
Tutored registered students and walk-ins (Fall 2007)

CURRICULUM DESIGN EXPERIENCE
The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fl
Created and taught a course entitled “Blurring the Boundaries: Writing Poetry and Prose in Non-Traditional Forms” (ENC 1142 in Spring 2009, Fall 2009, and Spring 2010)

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
Editor for The Southeast Review’s “30-Day Adult Writing Regimens” and “30-Day Young Adult Writing Regimens” (Fall 2009 – Spring 2010)
Editorial Intern for Philadelphia Magazine (Summer 2005)
Writer for Ma’OMeno, a Spanish language magazine (Spring 2005)
Editorial Intern for Research Penn State at Penn State University (Fall and Winter 2004)

COURSEWORK
Graduate
Novel Tutorial (Summer 2009)
19th Paris Art and Literature (Spring 2009)
Fiction Workshops (Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009)
Poetry Workshop (Fall 2008)
Issues in Literary and Cultural Studies (Fall 2008)
Pedagogy Workshops (Fall 2007, Spring 2008)
Studies in African American Literature (Summer 2008)
Poetics of Everyday (Spring 2008)
Whitman and Dickinson (Spring 2008)
Studies in Latino Literature (Fall 2007)
Pedagogy Internship (Summer 2007)
Teaching English in College (Summer 2007)
Teaching English Guided Study (Summer 2007)
Continuing Education
Modernist American Poetry, Princeton University (Fall 2007)
Undergraduate
Coursework in English, American and Asian Literature, Shakespeare, Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Calculus, Biology, and Psychology (Fall 2002 – Spring 2006)
Abroad
History, film, art, and political science, taught in Spanish, in Seville, Spain (Spring 2005)

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Proficient in speaking, reading and writing Spanish
Engage audiences of a variety of ages and backgrounds
Improvise creatively in the classroom
Create enthusiasm about subject material
Relate to a wide variety of audiences
Work productively and effectively on my own

WEBSITE
http://www.wix.com/jillykoop/jillkoopman

OTHER INTERESTS
Teaching creative writing to mental health patients

REFERENCES:
Mark Winegardner, professor, Major Thesis Advisor. 850 644 4230, winegardner@fsu.edu
Julianna Baggott, professor, member of Thesis Committee. 850 644 4230, jcbaggott@gmail.com
Virgil Suarez, professor. 850 644 4230, vsuarez@fsu.edu
Andrew Epstien, professor. 850 644 4230, aepstein@fsu.edu
Paul Outka, professor. 850 644 4230, poutka@fsu.edu
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