English Instructor August 2016-present
Aims Community College, Loveland, Colorado
Writer/Artist in Residence June 2016-August 2016
Watershed, Buena Vista, Colorado
Lecturer, English August 2012-May 2016
Fordham University, New York, NY
Responsibilities include the research, development and implementation of new curricula for multiple undergraduate courses. I lead class lessons for 50+ students, conduct individual student academic development sessions, and manage class's online portal. Achievements include:
· Launched new Fordham Lectureships initiative
· Served as a main coordinator with Department head to evolve program
· Facilitated interaction between visiting authors and student leaders
Writing Coach, English August 2015-August 2016
SUNY Empire State College, New York, NY
Responsibilities include meeting with faculty and staff on a regular basis, collaborating on assignments and goals. Meeting one-on-one with students of varied programs (Labor Studies, Social Sciences, Nursing Students, and Interdisciplinary). Executing various assignments and language objectives.
Adjunct Lecturer, English (for Business Majors) August 2015-Janury 2016
Yeshiva University, New York, NY
Responsibilities include the development and implementation of new curricula for an all men’s research campus. I lead class sessions for 50+ students, conduct individual student academic development sessions, and manage class’s online portal.
Tutor for ESL students in the ACES Program August 2012-Dec. 2014
St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY
I assisted the director and associate directors of the tutoring lab for English-as-Second-Language students. I met with a team of instructors to create curricula, and assess assignments. I led one-on-one and group tutoring sessions with students at different language levels.
Instructor for College Success Initiatives, English July-Aug., 2013/14
Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY
I taught a summer intensive program that prepared high school juniors and seniors to take entrance exams for CUNY schools. I facilitated practice tests and helped to evaluate the students. (All of my students passed their tests).
Lecturer, English August 2009-May 2012
Franklin College, Franklin, IN
I taught as a full-time lecturer: my courses included introductory and upper-level composition classes, as well as public speaking, theatre, and creative writing. During the summer of 2011, I coordinated with a team of professors from across the disciplines to review and then rewrite the composition curriculum.
Part-time Instructor of Creative Writing, MFA Program
Butler University August 2010-May 2012
I taught as a part-time creative writing instructor for both the undergraduate senior seminar, and the graduate (MFA) program in creative writing. I led seminars in varied genre and topic. In the MFA program, I designed new courses centered on technology and changing platforms for creative writing.
NUVO, Features Staff Writer July 2011-August 2012
NUVO, Indianapolis’ Alternative Newspaper
I covered feature/cover articles, music reviews, and cycling news for the greater Indianapolis area. I conducted weekly interviews for various pieces, and met with editors and photographers on a regular basis at the NUVO offices.
Adjunct Lecturer, English August 2007-May 2010
I taught introductory and upper-level composition classes, as well as creative writing workshops and an introductory film class. I served on faculty committees and attended all staff meetings in the English department.
MFA, Poetry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2007.
MA, American Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 2007.
(Multicultural Neal-Marshall Fellowship).
BA, English, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana. 2003. (Multicultural Scholarship).
Flashes of Light (November, 2015), Hobart Press, Ann Arbor, MI
Settlement (2012), Sunnyoutside Press, Buffalo, NY
Sweetgrass (2010), Sunnyoutside Press, Buffalo, NY
Three Islands (2009), Sunnyoutside Press, Buffalo, NY
The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Emerging Author Award, 2011