Curriculum Vita


Ph.D in Literature and Creative Writing:  University of Houston: 2012
M.A. in English (Creative Writing Emphasis):  University of California at Davis: 2003
B.A. in English:  Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH: 1999


University of California, Santa Cruz: Lecturer (2004, 2012-present)
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: Instructor (2015-present)
Writers in the Schools: Writer in Residence (2007-13)
University of Houston: Teaching Fellow (2007-12)
BoldFace Writer’s Conference: Workshop Leader (2010-11)
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth: Online Instructor (2006-07)
University of California, Davis: Teaching Assistant (2001-03) 


In One Version of the Story (New Issues, 2016)
Casual Insomniac, poetry chapbook (Bateau 2011)
A Broken Escalator Still Isn’t the Stairs, poetry chapbook (Concrete Wolf 2011)
Starting to Learn the Question: A Handbook for Teachers (Writers in the Schools 2011)
Various poems and essays (1999-present)


Best New Poets, 2014 selection
InPrint/Paul Verlaine Poetry Prize,
Best New Poets,
2012 selection
UH Teaching Excellence Award: First-Year Composition
, 2011 Commendation
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation Poetry Prize, 2011

Writer / Teacher / Scholar

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