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Doctorate of Philad in Rhetoric & Composition (May 2023)
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (May 2018)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Thesis: Every Time It Rains, I Melt: Scrap Essays

Master of Arts in English Creative Writing (May 2013)
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Thesis: Out of My Dreaming Heart: A Collection of Tanka

Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and Literature (May 2011)
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
James Millikin Scholar Project: Monkey’s Mask: Haigo and the Haiku Novel



Teaching Experience

Graduate Assistant (August 2016 — May 2018)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (ENGL 2003)
Analytical Reading and Writing (ENGL 802)

Adjunct Instructor of English (August 2015 — May 2016)
Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN
Composition II: Writing About Literature (ENGL 1020)
Composition I (ENGL 1010)

Adjunct Instructor of English (August 2013—December 2014)
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Global Haiku Traditions (IN 203)
Critical Writing Reading & Research II (IN 151)
Critical Writing Reading & Research I (IN 150)
University Seminar (IN 140)

Adjunct Instructor of English (August 2013—May 2014)
Richland Community College
Composition II (ENGL 102)
Composition I (ENGL 101)

Graduate Assistant (August 2011—May 2013)
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Composing Research (ENG 104)
Rhetoric and Composition (ENG 103)

Teaching Assistant (Spring 2010)
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Global Haiku Traditions (IN 203)


Editorial Experience

Executive Producer (September 2015 — Present)
Citizen Lit, podcast
Coordinates and conducts interviews
Researches guests, software, and funding opportunities
Manages social media accounts, website, and day-to-day operations
Designs promotional materials

Editor (January 2016 — December 2016)
Frogpond, poetry journal
Member of Haiku Society of America’s Executive Committee
Oversees production of 3 print issues a year
Selects content and lays out issues in InDesign
Delegates tasks to assistant editor and reviewers

Editor (June 2014 — August 2015)
Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Research and Scholarship
Member of the Exploratory Committee
Member of Editorial Board
Co-creator of scholarly bibliography

Genre Editor (September 2012 — November 2015)
A Hundred Gourds, international online poetry journal
Responsible for selecting, organizing, and managing submissions for the haiga section.
Member of the Management Team, voting on decisions about content and operations.
Responsible for writing one feature per year and book reviews as needed.

Assistant Editor (August 2012 — December 2012)
The Broken Plate, student-run literary journal
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Oversaw and advised design team on issue and new website.
Researched online pay systems to increase sales options.

Senior Editor (May 2009 — May 2011)
Bronze Man Books, student-run publishing company
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Edited, reviewed, and wrote press releases, promotional materials, and manuscripts.
Communicated with authors, submitters, and customers.
Represented company at public events, readings, and book sales.
Managed and delegated tasks to editorial team
Recruited, interviewed, and taught junior members about the editorial process.
Previous Positions: Copy Editor, Assistant Senior Editor.

Editor-in-Chief (August 2008—May 2011)
Collage, student-run literary and fine arts magazine
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Oversaw production of two print editions per academic year.
Selected and edited submissions as member of the literary editorial team.
Arranged and organized meetings and events.
Delegated tasks to editors and designers.
Promoted and presented the magazine on campus and at conferences.
Recruited and interviewed prospective editors and designers.
Communicated with printers.

Editorial Intern (August 2008—August 2009)
Riverbed Haiku, online magazine
Solicited and reviewed submissions.
Wrote book reviews.
Copy edited and proof edited all materials.