curriculum vitae

Education:

Master of Arts

Major: English | Concentration: rhetoric and composition

Expected Graduation: May 2013 | Ball State University

Master of Arts

Major: journalism | Sequence: journalism graphics

December 2008 | Ball State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Specialization: graphic design

May 2005 | Ball State University

Teaching Experience:

Composing Research (ENG 104) | Spring 2013

Currently teaching two sections, three days a week of the introductory research writing course geared toward first-year writers or those who have completed Rhetoric and Writing (ENG 103).

Rhetoric and Writing (ENG 103) | Fall 2012

Taught two sections, three days a week the introductory writing course designed to give first-year students an introduction to academic writing, rhetorical strategies and tools, and identity building.

Composing Research (ENG 104) | Spring 2011

Taught two sections, three days a week of the introductory research writing course geared toward first-year writers or those who have completed Rhetoric and Writing (ENG 103).

Rhetoric and Writing (ENG 103) | Fall 2011

Taught one, monthlong unit through the mentorship program in the Ball State Writing Program and observed and participated with mentor, Dr. Merrielle Turnbull, throughout the fall 2011 semester.

Conference Presentations: 

Forthcoming:

“Bridging Writing Identities: Promoting Positive Writing Identities in First-Year Composition Students”

North Carolina Symposium for Teaching Writing | February 2013

“Something Borrowed, Something New: Teaching Appropriation and Genre in Composition Classes”

CCCC | March 2013

Completed:

Abroad, a novel in progress

Practical Criticism Midwest | February 2012

“The Writing Workshop: Is it a Noun or a Verb?”

Practical Criticism Midwest | February 2012

“Changing Roles: Student Revision and Peer Tutors”

East Central Writing Center Association Conference | March 2012

“Learning from Genius, Developing Taste, and Fashioning One’s Self”

Practical Criticism Midwest | Fabruary 2011

Academic Service:

Ball State Writing Program Fall Writing Contest Judge 2012

Responsible for reading contest entries, narrowing a selected group of papers for further consideration, discussion of finalists, and selection of final Mutlimedia contest and contest winner.

Ball State Writing Program Spring Writing Contest Judge 2012

Responsible for reading contest entries, narrowing a selected group of papers for further consideration, discussion of finalists, and selection of final Mutlimedia contest and contest winner.

Practical Criticism Midwest 2012 Doggerel Coordinator

Responsible organizing Doggerel judges, encouraging Doggerel participation, and facilitating Doggerel promotions.

Ball State Writing Program Fall Writing Contest Judge 2011

Responsible for reading contest entries, narrowing a selected group of papers for further consideration, discussion of finalists, and selection of final contest winner.

Administrative Experience:

English Department Research/Communications Assistant | First Summer Session 2012

Responsible for researching and developing the Ball State English department’s first electronic newsletter; creating alumni out-reach postcard promoting department’s social networking; and reaching, writing, and developing the department’s first English alumni graduate survey to promote better communication between the department and its graduates.

Professional Editorial Experience:

Ball State University Alumni Association, Muncie, IN

Communications Graduate Assistant | August 2006—May 2008; September 2010—August 2011

Responsible for writing articles, designing spreads, and copyediting content for the Ball State Alumnus magazine (130,000 circulation). Supplemental responsibilities included designing printed materials, such as invitations, brochures and programs for the Alumni Association.

Roller Skating Association International, Indianapolis, IN

Creative and Communications Director, May 2008—July 2010

Responsible for coordinating freelance writers and copy editors, researching and writing articles, designing the magazine cover to cover, handling advertising, editing content and facilitating the distribution of Roller Skating Business magazine (1,450 circulation). Supplemental responsibilities included designing printed materials such as flyers, brochures and posters for the Roller Skating Association.

The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI

Art Intern, June 2007—August 2007

Responsible for designing feature pages, editorial packages, inside pages and graphics for the paper. Also collaborated with the front-page editor and designed three front pages of The Muskegon Chronicle.

A complete list of editorial publications available upon request.

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