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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-
Lecturer, First-Year Writing, University of Michigan
Will teach three sections/year for first-year writing program, beginning Fall 2013.

2010-2012
Lecturer, Rhetoric/Composition and Creative Writing, North Carolina Central University
Taught Rhetoric & Composition and Creative Writing: Poetry. Consistently received strong student and peer evaluations. Forged links between NCCU English Department and local poets.

2007–2010
TA, First-Year English, University of South Carolina
Taught three sections/year for first-year writing program. Excellent student and peer evaluations. Served on textbook-revision subcommittee. Contributed to in-house English 102 textbook.

2009-2011
MURAP Writing Coordinator, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Gave individualized tutoring and weekly writing workshops for 10-week program designed to increase minority admission and retention in graduate programs. Created curricular materials for use in future iterations of Moore Undergraduate Research Assistantship Program (MURAP).

2005–2007
TA, First-Year English, Marquette University
Taught 2-1 load for CCCC-award-winning first-year writing program.

SERVICE WORK & HONORS

2010-2011 Created and operated promotional blog for the book Razor Wire Women (SUNY Press, 2011), an edited volume of writing by, about, and for women working with the arts in prison.

Served as vestry clerk for St. Titus’ Episcopal Church.

2007-2010 Member of Curriculum Revision Committee for University of South Carolina’s First-Year English program. Suggested readings, discussion questions, paper assignments, and homework activities for course reader, all of which were adopted.

Read manuscripts for Yemassee, the literary journal of the University of South Carolina-Columbia.

Reviewed manuscripts for special issue of The Journal of the Conference of Christianity and Literature devoted to novelist/essayist Marilynne Robinson.

Received Two Thumbs Up award for “making a difference in the education of a student with a disability” by Delta Alpha Pi, an honors society for students with disabilities.

Participated in planning for English 101 curricular overhaul and revisions.

Led poetry-writing workshops for Columbia-area high school students.

2003-2006 Initiated and led book club at Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility.

Served two terms with Americorps.

Active in Amnesty International-St. Paul.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND READINGS

2013           Race, Ethnicity, and Social Justice in the Internet Age    Chapel Hill, NC
Read paper “`Be Sane, Be Sane, Be Sane’: Literary Writers, Social Media, and the Surprising Value of Oversharing.”

2009           Confluence: Writers Responding to Art     Columbia,SC
Read poems “Concrete Specific Detailed” and “Abstractions” at Columbia Museum of Art in conjunction with major exhibition of twentieth-century abstract painting.

2008           South Atlantic MLA                                 Louisville,KY
Read essay “I Ain’t Got Rhythm: Biology, Creativity and Getting It Done” at creative nonfiction writers’ panel.

2007           Women and Creativity (MarquetteUniv.)Milwaukee,WI
Presented paper “`You Forget Fast As Snow’: Memory and Invention in the Work of Carol Bly.’”

2006           Society for the Study of Midwestern LiteratureLansing,MI
Presented paper “David Rhodes: The Great Lost Midwestern Writer” at annual meeting of SSML members.

2006           Festival of Faith and Writing               Grand Rapids,MI
Panelist at writers’ festival.

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