Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Critical and Cultural Studies (English), University of Pittsburgh (ABD, candidacy as of December, 2016)

  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • Tentative Dissertation Title: “Paper Programming: Handwritten Notebook Technologies and Genre Technics”
  • Dissertation Committee: Cory Holding (Chair), Annette Vee, Stephen Carr, & Alison Langmead.
  • Awards and Recognition: Graduate Writing Award in Pedagogy, Literacy, and Rhetoric (2014)

MFA in Creative Writing in the genre of Poetry, George Mason University

  • Concentration: Poetry
  • Thesis Title: Here Now, Myriads
  • Thesis Committee: Sally Keith (Director); Eric Pankey & Anna Habib
  • Degree Conferred: May 2010
  • Awards and Recognition: Thesis Fellowship (2009-2010), Poetry Exam passed with commendation (2009)

B.A. English Literature and Creative Writing, Muhlenberg College

  • Advisor: Linda Miller; Readers: Dr. Alec Marsh and Len Roberts
  • Thesis Title: The Ventriloquist’s Mouth
  • Degree Conferred: May 2004
  • Awards and Recognition: Excellence in Tutoring, High Honors in English 

Positions Held


  • Fall 2016-present—Graduate Composition Program Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2010-2013—Writing Center Assistant Director, Washington College
  • 2008-2010—Writing Center Graduate Assistant Director, George Mason University


  • Summer 2016—ENGCMP 400: Written Professional Communication (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Fall 2015 & Spring 2016—ENGCMP 420: Writing for the Public (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Spring 2015—ENGCMP 200: Seminar in Composition (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Fall 2014—ENGCMP 200: Seminar in Composition (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Fall 2012—English 101: Literature and Composition (Washington College)
  • Spring 2012—Co-Instructor, Education 490: Writing Theory and Pedagogy (Washington College)
  • Fall 2011—English 101: Literature and Composition (Washington College)
  • Spring 2011—English 101: Literature and Composition (Washington College)
  • Fall 2010—Co-Instructor, Education 490: Writing Theory and Pedagogy (Washington College)
  • Spring 2009—English 201 Reading and Writing About Texts (George Mason University)
  • Fall 2008—English 101 Composition (George Mason University)


  • 2015-2017—Composition Curriculum Committee, University of Pittsburgh
  • Fall 2016—End-of-Term-Review for Workshop and ESL Workshop in Composition
  • Spring 2016—Composition Assessment, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2010-2013—Academic Resources Committee, Washington College


  • 2011-2013—Creative Writing Editor, Washington College Review
  • 2009-2010—Poetry Editor, Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art
  • 2008-2009—Assistant Poetry Editor, Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art
  • 2004-Sept. 2006—Editorial Assistant, UpToDate Inc., Waltham, MA
  • Sept. 2006-Aug. 2007—Development Editor, UpToDate Inc., Waltham, MA


  • 2007-2008—Writing Center Tutor, George Mason University
  • 2001-2004—Writing Center Tutor, Muhlenberg College
  • 2001—2003—Writing Assistant, First Year Seminar Program

Additional Positions

  • 2014-2015—Composition Reading Group Steering Committee, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2009—Organizer/Host, Where are they now? A Reading from Phoebe: A Journal of Literature and Art, Fall for the Book Festival, Fairfax, VA
  • 2007-2009—Organizer/Host, The Candid Yak Reading Series, Fairfax, VA

Publications and Collaborative Exhibitions

  • 2016—from Land, Pretty Owl Poetry, Issue 9, Spring 2016. Poems.
  • 2013— “Education,” “How Not To,” “Traces,” “Over Again,” and “Evidence,” Opon, Issue One. Poems.
  • 2012— “To Entertain,” “Luxury and Lack,” and “Cinncinatus of the West,” excerpt from Simultaneous Contrast, The Offending Adam, October 2012.
  • 2012— “If it All Went / up in Smoke,” “Product,” “Quotations,” “Psalm,” and “Res Publica: ‘The Poet’s Lie'” Word For/Word Issue 19 Fall/Winter 2011/2012. Visual poems.
  • 2011—”Comparative Darkness, Collaboration with visual artist Steven Skowron, exhibited as a part of Envisioning Otherness, curated by Susan Tichy and Helen Frederick. Fall for the Book, Fairfax, VA. Poems.
  • 2011— “All Voyages Are Destructive” (Review of Pigafetta is My Wife, by Joe Hall), Gently Read Literature, September 2011 issue.
  • 2011— “Landscape Architecture,” “Special Attention,” “Autobiographical Passage: Wanderings,” Fringe Magazine, Maps Feature, Issue 26.3. Poems.
  • 2010—”Shoreline Ruins”, in Marginalia, Issue 5. Poem.
  • 2010—”Decayless”, in DIAGRAM, Issue 10.4. Poem.
  • 2010— Simultaneous Contrast: Investigating Presidential China Patterns, a sequence of 12 poems presented with work from ceramicist Stephanie A Rozene, DIS/ARMING Domesticity, National Council on Eduction For the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Duke Gallery, The Community Arts Center, Wallingsford, PA. Poems.
  • 2009—”To Entertain,” and “Luxury and Lack,” exbitied in collaboration with ceramic work by Stephanie A Rozene, The Material Word exhibit, Fall for the Book Festival, Fairfax, VA. Poems.
  • 2008—”Staggered Shelves,” “Sequence,” exhibited in collaboration with ceramic work by Stephanie A Rozene, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI. Poems.

Conference Presentations

  • 2016—”The Commonplace Book as Rhetorical Machine,” Rhetoric Society of America, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015—”Visualizing Reading: Transmedia Assignment Sequences,” Computers and Writing Conference, Menomonie, WI
  • 2014—”The Case of the Grace Face: Gestures Toward a Theory of Embodied Genre,” Camp Rhetoric, State College, PA.
  • 2012—”Shifting Focus: Addressing the Knowledge Domains of Writing Expertise in a Peer Tutoring Seminar,” International Writing Center’s Association Conference, San Diego, CA. co-presented with Dr. John Boyd, Washington College
  • 2008— Looking In/ Looking Out: How research on the Local Complicates Theories of the Global; “Navigating the Cacophony of Discourses: A Tutor’s Perspective”, International Writing Center’s Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Other Speaking Engagements

  • 2016—Summer Workshop for New Teaching Assistants (teacher training), pedagogy panel, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2016—”The Commonplace Book as Rhetoric Machine,” English Department Project Forum, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2015—”Bringing Student Blogging Toward the Blogosphere,” Digital Brown Bag Series, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2015—”Teaching (with) Handmade Books,” Maker Series, University of Pittsburgh, co-presented with Noel Tague
  • 2014—”‘The Case of the Grace Face’ and Digital Composition” Writing Now: Celebrating Graduate work in Literacy, Pedagogy, and Rhetoric, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2012—”Cole Swensen as a Live Thinker.” The Annual Tome Live Poet’s Society, North East, MD
  • 2012—”Reading as a Writer in the Fields of Poetry and Composition,” Muhlenberg College English Alumni Conference, Allentown, PA

Summer Institutes and Workshops

  • 2015—Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute, Madison, WI “Rhetoric’s Algorithms” workshop with Jim Brown and Annette Vee
  • 2006—Fine Arts Work Center Summer Program, workshop with Carl Phillips, Provincetown, MA
  • 2005—Wesleyan University Writer’s Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


  • 2016—Speakeasy, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2012—The Annual Tome Live Poet’s Society, North East, MD.
  • 2010—Loud Fire Reading Series, Fairfax, VA.
  • 2010—Cheryl’s Gone Reading Series, Big Bear Cafe, Washington, DC.
  • 2009—Fellows Reading, Fall for the Book Festival, Fairfax, VA.
  • 2009—Candid Yak Reading Series, Fairfax, VA.
  • 2008—Candid Yak Reading Series, Fairfax, VA.

Professional Affiliations

  • Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • International Writing Center Association (IWCA)
  • Association for Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)