Outstanding Literary Arts Educator, Midwest Writing Center, 2018

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the Year, Muscatine Community College, 2017-2018

President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Lewis-Clark State College (2012)

Classes Taught

Instructor of English, Muscatine Community College:

  • Composition I, ENG 105
  • Composition II, ENG 106

Assistant Professor of English, Lewis-Clark State College:

  • Senior Research Seminar, English 498/499
  • Renaissance Literature, English 451
  • Medieval Literature, English 433
  • History and Structure of the English Language, English 431
  • Literary Theory, English 372
  • Shakespeare, English 320/Theater 322
  • Intermediate/Advanced Fiction, English 312/412
  • Intermediate/Advanced Creative Nonfiction, English 309/409
  • British Literature Survey II, English 268
  • British Literature Survey I, English 267
  • Beginning Fiction Workshop, English 212
  • Beginning Creative Nonfiction, English 209
  • Research Writing, English 102
  • Beginning Composition, English 101

Graduate Instructor, Cornell University:

  • Introductory Creative Writing
  • First-year writing, “Modernizing the Medieval”
  • First-year writing, “Heroes, Gods, and Legends”
  • Shakespeare (TA)
  • Creative Writing/Cornell in Rome, summer 2007 (reader)
  • English Literary Tradition: 18th – 20th Centuries (reader)
  • Scottish Literature (reader)
  • Chaucer (reader)

Graduate Instructor, Florida State University

  • First-year research seminar, “Writing About Heroic & Outrageous Women”
  • First-year writing seminar, “Writing the World”


Ph.D., Old and Middle English Literature, Cornell University (2008)

MFA, Fiction Writing, Cornell University (2005)

MA, English Literature and Creative Writing, Florida Statue University (2003)

Bachelor’s of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, magna cum laude (1997)

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