PUBLICATIONS

  • “Vacation Rental By Owner” Trop, June 2014
  • “Pissing in Perpetuity” Speed Chronicles. Akashic, Fall 2011.  14 author anthology chronicling methamphetamines.
  • “Resurrection.” Surreal South anthology, Fall 2011
  •  “Sustainability” Tin House – Fall 2010. Featured New Voice.
  • “Sirenia.” Poem, Memoir, Story, Fiction, Fall 2010
  • “Norman Mailer is Coming to Dinner” New Letters Winner of the Dorothy C. Cappon Essay contest in Nonfiction Competition, 2009,
  • “Indigenous” The Greensboro Review Spring 2010
  • “Season” River Styx  April 2009. Second Prize in Rivery Styx Schlafly Microfiction Contest
  • “Donkey Hammer.” Gulf Coast University of Houston, December 2007
  • “Coyote” The Seattle Review National Fiction Contest, January 2006. Finalist
  • “Ghosts” Fugue University of Idaho, Summer, 2006

INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS

Vermont Studio Center Profile:  Discussion and reading of “Sustainability,” from Tin House.

Superstition Review Interview regarding an essay that first appeared in Fugue, “Ghosts.”

Florida State University Student Star: Interview for FSU webpage.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA  2013-2014

  • Instructor Creative Writing, Composition and Literary Theory

Colorado State University, Global 2014

  • Instructor – Composition I & II

Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, AR 2013

  • Instructor – Reading and Writing About Literature

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 2007 – 2010

  • Doctoral Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Nominated for First Year Teaching Assistant Award 2008

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 2006 – 2007

  • Doctoral Graduate Assistant

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 2004 – 2006

  • Graduate Assistant
  • Awarded Fiction Fellowship for 2005-2006 school year to teach undergraduate creative writing.

EDUCATION

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    Ph.D, English, December, 2011
  • University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 2006
    MFA, English
    Creative writing focus in Fiction.
  • Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas 2000
    B.A., Applied Art
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 1993
    B.A., English

AREAS OF TEACHING EXPERTISE

  • Creative Writing and Composition
    • Assist students by providing individualized instruction based on personal observation and commentary
    • Recipient of Teaching Fellowships and Award Nominations.
    • Maintain flexibility in the classroom, providing a wide range of literature and media to stimulate creativity
    • Bring extensive range of experiences outside of the classroom and academia to any project
  • Literature and Literary Theory – Focus upon 20th Century American Literature, Southern Literature, Graphic Memoir and Novel and Multimedia.