Editorial Experience and Professional Service


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)


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)


Associated Writers & Writing Programs

Modern Language Association

Poetry Society of America

Writer / Teacher / Scholar

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