Editorial Experience and Professional Service

EDITORIAL and OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Keynote Speaker, Sigma Tau Delta, High Plains Regional Conference, Hayes, KS (2017)

Judge, National Day of Writing Poetry Contest, For Hays State University (2017)

Host/Emcee, Conference Open Mic, Sigma Tau Delta, Regional Conference, Hays, KS (2017)

Writer-in-Residence, Fort Hayes University, Hayes, KS (2017)

Writer-in-Residence, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (2017)

Co-Editor with Brian Stipelman, Wish List: How to Fix What’s Wrong with American Politics (currently in process)

Non-Fiction Editor, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts (2008-10)

Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference, Funded Participant: with D.A. Powell (2010)

Nebraska Summer Writer’s Conference, Funded Participant: with Kim Addonizio (2008)

UH Studio Series Residency:  with Maurice Manning (2007), Lisa Lewis (2008)

Tin House Summer Writer’s Conference, Mentorship Participant: with Nick Flynn (2010)

Judge, Ina Coldbarth Poetry Prize, UC-Davis (2003)

Senior Editor, Swan Scythe Press Poetry Chapbook Competition (2002, 2003)

Editor in Chief, Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art (1999)

SERVICE / TRAINING

Writing Program General Education Committee, UCSC (2017-present)

Supervisor, Independent Studies (multiple), UCSC (2017-present)

Writing Program Entry Level Writing (ELWR) Committee, UCSC (2016-17)

Writing Program Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) Mentorship Committee, UCSC (2015-17)

Merrill College Residential Fellow, “Global Engagement,” UCSC (2016)

Advisor for Course Instructional Assistants, UCSC (2004, 2012-present)

Participating Coordinator, Undergraduate Writing Tutors, UCSC Writing Program (2012-15)

Advisor, Senior Honors Theses, UH Creative Writing Program (2011-12)

Pedagogy Presentation and Panel, UH Teaching Conference (2011)

Training Seminar for Teachers (facilitator) WITS, Houston, TX (2011)

Graduate Student Representative, Creative Writing Program, Univ. of Houston (2008-10)

Development Intern, University of Houston Writing Center (2008)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Associated Writers & Writing Programs

Modern Language Association

Poetry Society of America

Writer / Teacher / Scholar

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