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

  • future courses: Intro to College Composition (face-to-face)

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

  • courses taught: English as a Second Language (face-to-face)

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

  • courses taught: Basic Writing I (blended), Basic Writing II (online & blended), Use of Library Resources (online), and Writing a Research Paper (online)

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

  • courses taught: Composition II (face-to-face & online)

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

  • course taught: Composition I (face-to-face)

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

  • courses taught: ESL Grammar 2 and ESL Writing 5 (face-to-face)

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

  • courses taught: Composition I and Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (face-to-face)

Tutoring Experience

2016 – 2018Writing Lab Coordinator, Learning Center, Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO

2014 – 2015Graduate Assistant Writing Lab Tutor, Center of Writing Excellence, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO

Certificates

2016 – 2017Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (150 hour TESOL), Teach English Now! Arizona State University.

2016 – Faculty Online Certification Course, Mineral Area College.

Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Office/Office 365:
    • Word
    • PowerPoint
    • Publisher
    • Excel
    • Microsoft Outlook
  • Social Media
    • Blogging
    • Digital Photography/Media
    • Facebook/Instagram/Pintrest/ Twitter/SnapChat/LinkedIn
    • Web Analytics
  • Prezi: slides used for lesson plans and mentor training
  • InDesign: flyers, ads, brochures, templates
  • Canva: templates, flyers, book covers, web design
  • Website Management
  • G Suite
    • Hangouts
    • Google Docs/Drive/Sheets/Sites/Keep
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS)
    • Moodle, Canvas, Edmodo, Blackboard, Jenzabar

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.

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.