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Publications
“If I Could Try It On, For Size,” The Drum Literary Magazine, Issue 61, July 2016
“A Conversation with Comedian Roy Wood Jr.,” Pittsburgh City Paper, June 2016
“A Look at Pittsburgh’s Comedy-Podcast Scene,” Pittsburgh City Paper, April 2016
“Koinobori,” Twelfth House Journal, September 2015
“Cutting as Weight Loss, Not Amputation” (interview with Adam Hochschild), Hot Metal Bridge, December 2014

Editorial Experience
Nonfiction Editor, Hot Metal Bridge, August 2014-April 2016
Copy Editor, Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics, May 2011-August 2012

Education 
M.F.A. Nonfiction Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
M.A. English Literature, Western Washington University, 2009
Teaching Certificate, Elementary Ed., Practitioner Teacher Program, Louisiana, 2006
B.A. English/Asian Studies (dual major), University of Michigan, 2005
High School Diploma, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, 2001

Teaching Experience
University of Pittsburgh, August 2013-present
ENGWRT 0610: Introduction to Journalism & Nonfiction (2 sections)
ENGWRT 0400: Written Professional Communication (2 sections)
ENGCMP 0200: Seminar in Composition (7 sections)

University of Washington, Tacoma, September 2009-August 2013
TCORE 101/TWRT 112: Introduction to Academic Writing (7 sections)
TWRT 211: Argument and Research in Writing (6 sections)
TLIT 200: Understanding Literature (2 sections)
TLIT 406: Children’s and Young Adult Literature (1 section)

Western Washington University, September 2007-June 2009
ENG 101: Writing and Critical Inquiry (6 sections)
ENG 441: Children’s Literature for the Elementary & Middle School Teacher (co-taught 1 section)

Coastal Carolina University, June – July 2003
JPN 110: Introductory Japanese (assisted instructor as volunteer, 1 section)

Administrative Experience
Core Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Education, University of Washington, Tacoma
March 2010 – August 2013
Coordinated the first-year general education Core Learning Community program within the Office of Undergraduate Education, including the following: planning and facilitating faculty and staff professional development workshops; working to further Core assessment through the creation of rubrics for program-wide use; teaching several writing and literature courses per academic year, including within the Core program; creating and maintaining systems, timelines, and documents related to Core structure and content; relaying information about the Core program to the campus community; collaborating with staff and administration of OUE and UWT; representing OUE in relevant search committees and campus meetings; serving as liaison between OUE and writing studies faculty; and representing the Core program as a member of the Washington Learning Communities Consortium.

Presentations
“What’s Your Favorite Teaching App?”
Teaching Forum Series, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences,
University of Washington, Tacoma, October 2012
co-presented with Riki Thompson, Jennifer Quinn, and Peter Selkin

“Designing Successful Writing Assignments”
Teaching Forum Series, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, May 2012
University of Washington, Tacoma
co-presented with Alison Cardinal

College Readiness Workshop
Tacoma Community College , May 2010 and May 2011
represented UWT in this panel discussion with other local college writing instructors

“What Movies Can Teach Us About Teaching”
Teaching Forum Series, Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington, Tacoma, January 2011
co-presented with Donald Chinn (Associate Professor, Institute of Technology)

“The Imagined Meta-Classroom: Exploring How Digital Student
Knowledge and Transparent Understandings of Classroom Vulnerability
Lead to Empowered, Organic Learning”
Two-Year College English Association of the Pacific Northwest Conference
Whatcom Community College, October 2010
co-presented with Nick Potter

“Considering the Digi: Questions the Writing Class Faces in the Digital Age”
Oregon Rhetoric and Composition Conference, Portland State University, May 2010
co-presented with Riki Thompson and Sonia Begert

Service to University of Washington, Tacoma
Faculty Adviser, Winter 2012-August 2013
Justice League International (Registered Student Organization)

Academic Assessment Committee, Spring 2011 – August 2013
Office of Undergraduate Education representative

Enrollment Confirmation Fee Committee, Winter 2011 – August 2013
Office of Undergraduate Education representative

Open House Presentations for Prospective and New Students, Spring 2010 – August 2013
Office of Undergraduate Education and faculty representative

OSCAR Selection Committee, Spring 2011 and Spring 2012
Outstanding Student Ceremony for Awards and Recognition faculty representative

Writing Coordinator and English Language Consultant Search Committees, Summer 2010 and Summer 2012
Teaching and Learning Center
Office of Undergraduate Education and faculty representative

Student Services Specialist Search Committee, Summer 2010
Office of Undergraduate Education and faculty representative

Other Work Experience
first grade teacher, Harding Elementary School, Baton Rouge, LA
Fall 2005 – Fall 2006

resident advisor, University of Michigan residence halls
Fall 2004-Spring 2005

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