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Education

2014 – 2016 – Master of Arts: Professional Writing, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2012 – 2014 – Bachelor of Arts in English: Writing, Minor: Communications, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

2010 – 2012 – Associate of Arts in English Composition, Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO

Teaching Experience

2019 – presentInstructor of English Composition, Liaoning Normal Univeristy-Missouri State University (LNU-MSU), College of International Business, Dalian, China

  • courses teaching: Intro to College Composition and Writing I

2018 – 2019 – English Graduate Teacher, Ministry of Education, Hatta, United Arab Emirates

  • courses taught: English as a Second Language

2017 – 2018 – Writing Lab Coordinator, Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO

  • courses taught: Basic Writing I, Basic Writing II, Use of Library Resources, and Writing a Research Paper

2016– 2018 – Adjunct English Faculty, Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO

  • courses taught: Composition II

2016 – Adjunct English Faculty, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

  • course taught: Composition I

2016 – ESL Teacher, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

  • courses taught: ESL Grammar 2 and ESL Writing 5

2014 – 2016 – Graduate Teacher Assistantship, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

  • courses taught: Composition I and Rhetoric and Critical Thinking

Certificates

2017Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (150 hour TESOL), Teach English Now! Arizona State University.

2016 – Faculty Online Certification Course, Mineral Area College.

Conference Presentations

Harnessing Social Media: From Foe to Friend in the ESL Classroom,” Academic work presented in “Teach English Now! Virtual Conference 2019: Learners First!” May 2019.

“The Writing Lab Safe House: Support and Sympathy through Mentor Posturing,” Academic work presented at “International Writing Center Association Conference,” Chicago, Illinois, November 2017.

“Explorative Settings: Teaching Outside the Classroom,” Academic work presented at Arizona State University’s “Teach English Now! Conference,” in Tempe, Arizona, July 2017.

“Travel Memoir: Redefining Florida,” Creative work presented at Southeast Missouri State University’s “Radical Writes: Midwest Graduate Students’ Conference,” in Cape Girardeau, April 2016.

“Native American Winnebago Trickster Tales vs. Wieland’s Carwin,” Critical work presented at Weber University’s “The National Undergraduate Literature Conference” (NULC) in Ogden, Utah, Spring 2014.

Published Work

Poetry

“With Purpose and Fire.” The Transnational, Bamberg, Germany. Spring 2018. Publication in both English & German.

Curiosity.” Literary Juice, online, 2017.

“American Exceptionalism.” The Transnational, Fall 2015. Publication in both English & German.

Travel Articles

Preparing for Petra: What You Should Know Before You Go.” OneWorld365.org, June 2019.

No Passport Required: A Guide to the U.S. Territories.” OneWorld365.org, July 2016.

Washington DC in a Day: A 24 Hour Sightseeing Itinerary.” OneWorld365.org, Jun 2016.

Creative Nonfiction Short Stories

“Bruce Says.” Journey, Fall 2015.

“Lambrusco, You Say?” Journey, Fall 2015.

“The Best Way Out is Through.” Journey, Fall 2014.

“The Whooping of a Lifetime.” Journey, Spring 2014.

Academic Blog Posts

Find Your Ritual, Find Your Result.” Quick fixes: Learning Center at MAC, July 2017.

Summer Sacrifice.” Quick fixes: Learning Center at MAC, June 2017.

Why Writing in a Journal Will Change Your Life.” Writer’s Bloc: Center for Writing Excellence, 2 April 2015.

The Beloved Oxford Comma—Don’t Mess With Her!” Writer’s Bloc: Center for Writing Excellence, 15 October 2014.

Creative Work Presentations

“Bear Hug #18.” Presented at the Southeast graduate student reading, Cup N’ Cork, Cape Girardeau, MO, Spring 2016. Poetry.

“Drop Everything and Go.” Master’s Thesis presented at the Southeast faculty reading, Cup N’ Cork, Cape Girardeau, MO, Fall 2015. Short story.

“Lambrusco, You Say?” Presented at the Southeast graduate reading, Cup N’ Cork, Cape Girardeau, MO, Spring 2015. Short story.

“Bruce Says.” Presented at the Southeast graduate reading, Cup N’ Cork, Cape Girardeau, MO, Spring 2015. Short story.

“The Whooping of a Lifetime.” Presented at the Southeast undergraduate Journey  reading, Cape Girardeau, MO, Fall 2014. Short story.

“The Best Way Out is Through.” Presented at the Southeast undergraduate Journey  reading, Cape Girardeau, MO, Spring 2014. Short story.

Academic Awards & Relevant Experience

2018 – Proposal Reviewer. “2019 TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo,” TESOL.org.

2017 – Present. Member, TESOL International Association.

2017 – 2019. Member, International Writing Centers Association.

2017 – 2019. Member, Missouri Community College Association.

2016 – Featured Poet & Author. “Q & A with Established and Aspiring Authors.” Online Literary Magazine: Literary Juice.

2016 – Moderator. “Radical Writes: Midwest Graduate Students Conference.”

2015 – 2016. Advisor, Running Club, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO. 

2015 – 2016. Graduate President, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.

2015 – 2016. Secretary, Community of Southeast English Educators (CSEE).

2014 – 2015. Advisor, Chinese Student Learning Association, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.

2014 – Moderator. “Faulkner & Hurston Conference.”

2014 – Undergraduate Vice President, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. 

2014 – Dorothy & Wendel Nilsen Scholarship Recipient for the Masters in Professional Writing, Southeast Missouri State University.

2013 – Publishing Intern, University Press, Southeast Missouri State University – Cape Girardeau, MO.