Ph.D., expected May 2015, North Dakota State University
Rhetoric, Writing, and Culture
Exam Areas: rhetoric of creativity, authorship studies, and composition and creative writing pedagogy
Supervisory Committee: Dr. Andrew Mara, Dr. Betsy Birmingham, Dr. Amy Rupiper-Taggart, Dr. Michael Strand
M.A., 2009, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Thesis: You Too Have Weapons: A Reading of Franz Kafka’s Animal Fiction
Supervisory Committee: Dr. Bill Dyer, Dr. Suzanne Bunkers
B.A., cum laude, 2006, Minnesota State University Moorhead
English—Creative Writing Emphasis
Graduate Instructor, Department of English, North Dakota State University (August 2010-present)
Adjunct lecturer, Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of Minnesota—Crookston Campus (January 2010-May 2012)
Adjunct Instructor, General Studies Department, Colorado Technical University Online (November 2009-September 2010)
Graduate Instructor, Department of English, Minnesota State University, Mankato (August 2007-May 2009)
McNair Tutor, Writing/GRE preparation, The McNair Scholar’s Program, Minnesota State University, Mankato (August 2006-December 2006)
Created the syllabus, assignments, class plans, led class discussion, and was instructor of record for the following courses:
North Dakota State University
English 120 Composition II
English 358 Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
English 358 Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (online only)
English 320 Business and Professional Communication
English 459 Grant and Proposal Writing
University of Minnesota, Crookston
Literature 3001 World Literature (online only)
Communications 1013 Composition II (online only)
Colorado Technical University
English 111 Freshmen Composition I (online only)
Minnesota State University, Mankato
English 101 Composition I
Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
English Department Graduate School Scholarship, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2006, $500
Red River Valley Writing Project, North Dakota State University, Fellowship, 2013, $1,500
Conferences and Publications
“Old Men with Wings: One Look at Teaching Gabriel Garcia Marquez” MCTE Conference, Brainerd, MN, April 2007.
“Not a Hopeless Case: A Rereading of Gregor Samsa.” Graduate Theses Conference, Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN, April 2009.
“The Rhetoric of Women in Advertising” Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Bloomington, MN, October 2010.
“Kafka and the Culture of Jewish Identity” Red River Graduate Student Conference, Fargo, ND, March 25-26, 2011.
“What We Talk About When We Talk about Voice” Authorship Seminar Series. North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND May 9th, 2012.
“The Unicorn in the Classroom: Object Oriented Ontology and how I started thinking about Digital Creative Writing Studies.” Red River Graduate Student Conference. Fargo, ND, April 5-6, 2013.
“Building a Place for Creative Writing in the University: CW and New Media.” Graduate Research Network. Computers and Writing Conference. Frostburg State University. Frostburg, MD. June 6-9, 2013.
“Bridging Boundaries: Authorship and Creative Writing Pedagogy” Panel Chair. South Atlantic Modern Languages Association. Atlanta, GA, November 7-8, 2013.
“Old Men with Wings: One Look at Teaching Gabriel Garcia Marquez” MCTE English Journal, Spring 2008.
Authorship, Gender Studies, Composition Pedagogy, Creative Writing Studies, Rhetoric of Creativity, Digital Rhetoric and New Media
The Arts Partnership, Primary Partner, Fargo-Moorhead and Surrounding Community, 2013-present
Editor, Writings: Ireland Literary Tour Anthology, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Summer 2012.
Academic and University Service
Upper Division Writing Committee, Lead for English 358: Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences, North Dakota State University (Fall 2011-present)
Thesis Editor, Department of Engineering and Architecture, North Dakota State University, 2009-2011
Search Committee Member for Visiting Assistant Professor of American Literature, English Department, North Dakota State University (Summer 2013)
Search Committee Member for Professor of Practice and WPA, English Department, North Dakota State University (Summer 2012)
English Graduate Organization, Great Plains Graduate Student Conference Committee, North Dakota State University (August 2010-present)
English Graduate Organization, Presentation Committee, North Dakota State University (Fall 2010-Spring 2011).
Reader, Composition Merit Awards Journal, Minnesota State University, Mankato (January 2007-May 2009)
National Council of Teachers of English
Modern Language Association
Association of Writing Programs
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Available upon request