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Curriculum Vitae


PhD in English, Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi, anticipated graduation Spring 2024

MFA in Creative Writing, Albertus Magnus College, 2013

BA in English, Bob Jones University, 2006



The University of Southern Mississippi (Full responsibility for all classes)

Graduate Instructor

English 203 - World Literature - Spring 2023

English 333 - Technical Writing - Fall 2022

English 101 - “Mindful Writing: Composition as a Creative Act” - Spring 2022

English 101 - “Rhetorics of Antiracism” - Fall 2021

English 102 - “Research Writing and Communities of Practice” - Spring 2021, Online

English 101- “Language and Community: Writing about Writing” - Fall 2020, Online

Adjunct Instructor

English 101 - “The Call to Write” - Fall 2019 and Spring 2020



The University of Southern Mississippi, Composition Program Research Assistant, 2021-present

  • Assist with the on-boarding, management, and mentorship of all new graduate instructors of Composition each semester, thirty instructors total

  • Prepare and present graduate instructor orientation sessions to help acclimate new instructors to T.A. responsibilities and USM’s Composition program 

  • Create lesson plans and teaching tools such as the common English 101 Canvas course shell to assist instructors in their first semester of teaching, under guidance of the Director of Composition and Composition Coordinator

  • Observe each new graduate instructor teach one class period and meet individually with each instructor to provide feedback and mentoring

  • Present instructional sessions at teaching cohort meetings to help instructors improve teaching techniques and materials

  • Help plan and implement new teacher-training resources and events

  • Assist in all stages of Composition program assessment, including the collection of sample student work from faculty; organization and cataloguing of all student writing portfolios in preparation for assessment; selection of samples for norming; and the training of graduate student workers to read and score portfolios

  • Assist in the compilation of a new custom textbook for USM’s Composition program

  • Serve on the textbook committee selecting a new Technical Writing textbook

  • Maintain calendar for the Composition program’s Multimedia Studio




   Must Resemble Leisure published by Seven Kitchens Press, August 2022


"The Students" Southern Humanities Review, forthcoming

“Degenerate Era of an Expanding Universe” Radar, Issue 35, February 2023

“Long Joke with Second Pregnancy and Privilege” Ethel Zine, forthcoming winter 2022

“West Lake, Lamar County, Mississippi” Psaltery & Lyre, August 2022

“Golden Hour” Colorado Review, Summer 2022

“To the Young Man Who Is Sick of ‘Bird Poems’” Beloit Poetry Journal, vol 71 no 2

“Peace Work,” “Daughter,” and “And Sometimes God Is” Blue Mountain Review, Issue 23

“Apartment Hallway, 6 pm” and “Apology” The Night Heron Barks, Spring 2021

“The Pool: Sonnet 2” in Heron Tree, vol. 7

“On Liturgy” in IMAGE, No. 103

“Of Common Grace” in Rockvale Review, Spring 2019

“Daylight Saving(s)” in Diaphanous, Fall 2017

“Day/Night Confusion” and “Still Sometimes” in Apeiron Review, Issue 9, Summer 2015

“On Learning of the Death of an Infant” in Pembroke Magazine, No. 45

“My Niece Catches Me Putting on Makeup” in Cumberland River Review, Issue 2-3



Mississippi Review, Assistant Editor, Fall 2020

  • Read and ranked submissions to the magazine

  • Assisted in judging 2021 poetry and fiction contests

Product Magazine, Art Editor, Fall 2020

  • Solicited and read poetry, prose, and art submissions

  • Selected art for inclusion in the magazine

  • corresponded with artists to secure approval of art display and page layout

  • helped plan issue launch event

Yale University Resource Office on Disabilities, Editor in Academic Accommodations, 2015-17

  • Provided editing/proofreading accommodations to students

  • met one-on-one with students to plan timeline and strategies for completing longer written assignments

  • provided transcription services, typing from dictation, and general computer assistance, including support with Dragon Voice Recognition software



  • Garth A. Avant Memorial Endowment, 2022, for excellence in creative writing

  • Nominated, University of Southern Mississippi Teaching Assistant of the Year, 2021-22 & 2022-23

  • Honorable Mention, James Sims Award for Best Literary Essay, 2022

  • Runner Up, Linwood E. Orange British Literature Scholarship Endowment, 2021, for a scholarly essay in literature

  • poetry chapbook awards for Must Resemble Leisure

2020 longlist pick for the Hollingworth Prize with Partus Press

2021 finalist for Harbor Review's Editor's Prize

2021 semi-finalist in the CutBank Chapbook Contest

2021 finalist in Small Harbor Publishing open reading period



“From Mary’s Own Lips: Narration and Spoken Discourse in The History of Mary Prince” British Women Writers Conference at Baylor University, May, 2022



Albertus Magnus College, invited poetry reading for MFA students, planned March 2023

New Orleans Poetry Festival, featured reader and panel participant, April 2022

“This Evening” original text set to music and arranged for choir by composer Marianne Forman, unpublished premier by Rivertree Singers of Greenville, SC, February, 2022

USM Partners for the Arts Gala, Featured Reader, September, 2020

USM Center for Writers, Salon Series featured reader,  February, 2020

Oxford Fringe Festival, August, 2019

Quasar, Oxford, MS featured reader, February, 2019

“Lullaby” text commissioned by Colorado Christian University for choral and orchestral work by composer Christopher Teichler, premiered April, 2019



"Poetry & Aesthetics": invited lecture for Dr. Andrew Garland's Aesthetics course at Bob Jones University, planned April 2023

"Unexpected Odes": workshop delivered at University of Southern Mississippi campus for Florence Middle School students, February 2023

"Poetry in the News": workshop delivered for University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Writers Creative Writing Day, March 2022


Juniper Summer Writing Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2022, attendance  funded by USM Humanities and College of Arts and Science

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