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Ph.D. Educational Studies, The Ohio State University (expected 2023)
M.F.A. Creative Writing, The Ohio State University, May 2017
M.A. English, Marshall University, May 2013
B.A. English, Brigham Young University, Dec 2004


Essays, Stories, and Poems

“Against the End of the World” Fourth Genre 25.1, Spring 2023
“Keepsakes” New Ohio Review 30, 2022.
“When to Tell Your Son How Lobsters are Prepared” One Art, October 2021.
“Sanitary Engineering” Pleiades 2017.
“Burn” december 27.2, 2016.
“The Archaeologists” The Iowa Review 46.2, 2016.
“Painting Portsmouth” Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio. Ed. Neil Carpathios. 2015.
“Cartography” december 25.1, Spring/Summer 2014.
“Erosion” The Gettysburg Review 27.1, Spring 2014.
“Traditions” The Florida Review 38.2, Winter 2013.
“Elided” Clockhouse Review, Summer 2013.

Scholarship & Reviews

“Stretching the Truth: The Limitations and Possibilities of Autobiography in Education.” Philosophical Studies in Education. Forthcoming 2023.
“The Performance of Epistemic Agency of the Autobiographical Subject in Terry Tempest Williams’ When Women Were Birds” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies 6.1, Fall 2019.
“A Review of A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies” Pleiades, 2015.
“Poems Like Wind: An Interview with Neil Carpathios” Et Cetera, 2013.

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Staff Award, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, 2022.
University Endowment Scholarship ($2750), The Ohio State University, 2022-2023.
Honorable Mention, Soul-Making Keats Literary Contest for Novel Excerpt, 2022.
Sustainable Arts Foundation Finalist Award, 2021.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award ($5000). Creative Nonfiction category, 2020. (Declined due to change in student status.)
Susan Birchfield Scholarship, The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, 2019.
Notable Essay listing (for “Erosion”) in Best American Essays 2015.
1st Prize for Thesis, Maier Writing Award in Graduate Nonfiction Prose, Marshall University, 2014.
2nd place, Maier Writing Award in Creative Nonfiction, Marshall University, 2014.
2nd place, Maier Writing Award in Poetry, Marshall University, 2014.
2nd place, The Florida Review Editors’ Awards in Creative Nonfiction, 2013.
Graduate Summer Scholarship, Marshall University, 2012.
3rd place, Brimhall Essay Contest, Brigham Young University, 2003.
Study Abroad in Paris Scholarship, Brigham Young University, 2002.

Editorial Experience

Judge, Marshall University Meier Writing Awards in Creative Nonfiction, 2021.
Nonfiction Editor, The Journal, 2015-2017
Production Manager, The Journal, 2016-2017
Advisory Committee, OSU Press/The Journal Non/Fiction Prize, 2017
Assistant Production Editor, The Journal, 2015-2016
Reader, The Journal, 2014-2015
Reader, OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize in Poetry, 2014 & 2015
Reader, OSU Press/The Journal Non/Fiction Prize, 2015 & 2016
Visual Editor, Et Cetera, 2012-2013
Reader, Et Cetera, 2012-2013
Indexer, Inkpress Indexing (Owner), 2008-2011
Reader, Insight, 2004

Teaching Experience

The Ohio State University

Instructor, 2020-present
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2014-2017
Faculty, Young Writers’ Workshop, Summer 2015
Courses taught: First and Second Year Writing; Introductory Creative Nonfiction; ­­­Intermediate Creative Nonfiction; Introductory Fiction; Teaching in Pharmacy

Marshall University

Full-time Faculty, 2013-2014
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2012-2013
Instructor, Summers 2012 & 2013
Writing Tutor, 2011-2012
Courses taught: First and Second Year Writing; Dystopian Literature; Autobiography and Memoir; Developmental English

Shawnee State University

Adjunct Faculty, 2010-2011
Courses taught: First Year Writing

Presentations & Readings

Paper, “Stretching the Truth: The Limits of Autobiography in Education.” Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Annual Conference. Nashville, IN. September 2022.

Paper, “Sororal Twins: Duplications and Divergences in the Barnard Summer School for Women Workers in Industry, 1927-1933.” History of Education Society Annual Meeting. Virtual. November 2020.

Paper, “The Educational Significance of Silence.” Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society Annual Conference. Nashville, IN. September 2019.

Poster, “Enhancing Innovation in Education: Leveraging a Dedicated Teaching and Learning Support Team.” With Pruchnicki, MC; Porter B; Habash J; Kelley K; O’Keefe K; and Archer C. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Conference. Chicago IL. July 2019.

Reading, The Ohio State University Epilogue Reading series, April 2017.

Reading, The Ohio State University Writer’s Guild Student-Faculty Reading Series, November 2015.

Reading, The Ohio State University Writer’s Guild Mother Tongue Reading Series, November 2014.

Paper, “‘Poetic Essays’ or ‘Essayistic Poems’? The Art of Truth in the Lyric Essay.” West Virginia Association of College English Teachers Semi-Annual Conference. Montgomery, WV. November 2013. 

Reading, Back Room Spoken Word Reading Series. Huntington, WV. October 2013.

Paper, “The Pitfalls and Promises of Chapbooks.” College of Liberal Arts Research Conference. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. April 2013.

Introduction, “Poems Like Wind: An Introduction to Neil Carpathios.” Art Stringer Visiting Writers Series. Marshall University, Huntington, WV. November 2012.

Paper, “‘Teacher, Will You Be My Friend?’: Using Social Media in the First-Year Classroom.” West Virginia Association of College English Teachers Semi-Annual Conference. Keyser, WV. October 2012.


Committee Member, PharmD Curriculum Leadership Committee. College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 2021-present.
Co-chair, Integrated Pharmacotherapy Leadership Team. College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, 2019-2021.
Committee Member, Search Committee for Assistant Professor in American Literature. English Department, Marshall University, 2014.
Graduate Student Representative, Composition Committee. English Department, Marshall University. 2012-2013.
Developmental Education Team Representative. West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Meeting on Developmental Education, October 2012.
Destination Imagination Team Manager. Worthington Hills Elementary School, Columbus, OH. September 2018-March 2019.