PhD, English/Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2015
MA, English/Creative Writing, Ohio University, 2009
BA, Writing, Eureka College, 2007
Burrus Dickinson 301
My creative writing primarily focuses on the intersection of race, gender, class, and religion (or some combination thereof), particularly as it applies in the Midwest. I’m also interested in contemporary American literature and African American literature, and I also read a fair bit of music/television/film/video game/pop culture criticism.
In the past I’ve taught creative writing – fiction, literature (20th Century Lit, Intro to Literature, the American Short Story, Science Fiction), and a fair bit of English composition (at both freshman and junior levels).
Recent work has appeared in the fall 2016 issue of Brevity. Conference presentations include the UW Playology Conference 2012, the North American Review Bicentennial Conference 2015, and the MMLA Conference 2016.
Currently I serve as the faculty advisor for Impressions.
For me, the draw of Eureka College—both as a student and as a professor—has been in the strong sense of community, the opportunity for mentorship, and the close working relationship that develops between faculty and students.