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Education

Ohio University. Athens, OH. PhD, English: Rhetoric & Composition. Secondary Specialization in Nonfiction. (Expected 2019.)

  • Courses taught (as Teaching Associate):
    • Writing & Rhetoric II: Illness and Autobiography
    • Writing & Rhetoric II: Language, Experience, Race
    • Women & Writing: 19th, 20th, and 21st-Century Women’s Autobiography
    • Writing & Rhetoric I: Understanding the Essay
    • Writing & Rhetoric I: Creative Composition
    • Writing & Rhetoric I

Columbia College Chicago. MFA, Nonfiction. 2013.

  • Courses taught (as Graduate Student Instructor):
    • Writing & Rhetoric II
    • Writing & Rhetoric I

Columbia College Chicago. BA, Interdisciplinary Arts. 2008.

Heartland Community College. Normal, IL. AA, Psychology. 2006.

Additional Teaching Experience

ESL Counselor, Summers 2015 & 2016. NACEL American Village. Miramont-de-Guyenne (2015), Aurabelle (2016), France

Adjunct Faculty in English Composition, 2013-2014. Roosevelt University. Chicago, IL.

  • Courses: Composition II – Introduction to Academic Writing, Composition I – Critical Reading & Writing.

Part Time Lecturer, 2013-2014. Wilbur Wright College. Chicago, IL.

  • Courses: ENG 101 – Composition (Topic: E.B. White & the Personal Essay), ENG 100 – Basic Writing Skills.

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Writing Pedagogy
  • Nonfiction-as-Literature
  • The Essay

Awards and Honors

  • Semifinalist, Ohio State University Press Non/Fiction Collection Prize Competition, 2016.
  • Nominee, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Ohio University, 2016.
  • Finalist, Cleveland State University Poetry Center Essay Collection Competition, 2015.
  • DFI (Diversifying Faculty in Illinois) Fellow, 2011-2013.
  • Dean Recognition Grant, Columbia College Chicago, 2013.
  • John Woods Scholarship, Western Michigan University (Prague Summer Program), 2012.
  • Lya D. Rosenblum Award, Columbia College Chicago, 2012.