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Morehead State University (KY)           2001-Present

  • College Readiness (Developmental Education) Coordinator
  • Writing Project Site Director
  • Instructor of English

 Eastern Kentucky University (KY)          1999-2001

  • Instructor of English
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Developmental writing Summer Boot Camp leader
  • Classroom instructor
  • Writing center tutor

Teaching Experience:

  • Writing Project Summer Institute (2 graduate-level courses) at MSU
  • Professional Writing at MSU
  • First Year Seminar at MSU
  • Technical composition at MSU
  • Creative writing at MSU
  • Writing II at MSU & EKU
  • Writing I at MSU & EKU
  • Developmental writing at MSU & EKU
  • Writing center tutor at EKU
  • Reading and writing tutor at Mapleton Elementary (Grades 1-5)
  • G.E.D. instructor for Fayette (KY) County Schools & Williamson (NY) Central Schools
  • High school English teacher for Ansonia (CT) High School


Doctor of Philosophy, Technical Communication & Rhetoric, Texas Tech University, 2011
Committee: Dr. Brian Still (Chair), Dr. Fred Kemp and Dr. Rebecca Rickly
Dissertation: Fostering Agency and Writing Self-Efficacy: The Making of a Writer

Master of Arts in English, Eastern Kentucky University, Specialization in Rhetoric, Creative Writing, and American Literature

Master of Science in Secondary Education/English, University of Bridgeport, CT

Bachelor of Arts in English, SUNY College at Plattsburgh, Specialization in Writing and Journalism