Teaching and Mentoring

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of California, Santa Cruz (2004, 2012-present)

Lecturer: Porter College Core Faculty
(Responsibilities included training first-time Instructional Assistants)
* Porter Core: “Art in a Multi-Cultural Society”

Lecturer: Merrill College Core Faculty
(Responsibilities include training first-time Course Assistants and supervising undergraduate Writing Assistants)
* Merrill Core: “Cultural Identities & Global Consciousness”
* Merrill 180: “Research Skills for College & Beyond”
* Independent Study Supervisor

Lecturer: Writing Program
(Responsibilities include supervising undergraduate Writing Assistants)
* Writing 2: “A History of Cool: American Counterculture & the Modern Era”
* Writing 20: “The Nature of Written Discourse”
* Writing 21: “Meaning & Style: The Sentence in Context”
* Writing 23: “Grammar & Rhetoric: Language of Writing”
* GSI Mentorship Committee (Graduate Student Instructor)

University of Houston  (2007-12)

Teaching Fellow: English Department
(Designed all curricula as Instructor of Record in all courses)
* Creative Writing Workshop (Multi-Genre)
* Senior Honors Thesis (committee member)
* Literature & Culture:  “The Beat Generation & American Culture”
* Introduction to Drama
* Introduction to Poetry
* Composition I
* Composition II

UH Writing Center
* Writing Tutor
* Curriculum Development Intern

Teaching Assistant: UH College of Technology
* Master’s Thesis Writing Workshop

University of California, Davis  (2001-03)

Graduate Teaching Fellow: English Department
* Introduction to Literary Criticism: “Foundations: Plato to Wilde”
* Topics in the Novel: “The Psychological Novel”
* Introduction to Poetry & Poetics
* Creative Writing Workshop (Poetry Workshop)

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Humanities Department
* Topics in the Humanities: “Gender & Genesis
* Topics in the Humanities: “The Divine Comedy
* Topics in the Humanities: “The Year 1968”

 

COMMUNITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth, Santa Cruz, CA (2016, 2017)
Instructor:  “Writing by the Bay” (*students can receive college credit)
Instructor:  “Crafting the Essay” (*students can receive college credit)

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth, Los Angeles, CA (2015)
Instructor:  “Creative Nonfiction” (*students can receive college credit)

Writers in the Schools, Portland, OR (2013)
Writer-in-Residence:  Creative Writing

Writers in the Schools, Houston, TX (2007-12)
Writer-in-Residence:  Creative Writing

Summer Creative Writing Workshops, Houston, TX (2009-12)
Writer-Teacher:  Creative Writing

BoldFACE Writer’s Conference, Houston, TX (2010-11)
(Conference serves primarily post-baccalaureate/pre-MFA writers)
Instructor: Non-Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Poetry Workshop

Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth, online (2006-07)
Online Writing Instructor:  “Crafting the Essay” (*students can receive college credit)

Lawrence (KS) Public Schools (2004)
Writer-in-Residence:  Creative Writing

Summer Institute for the Gifted, various locations (1999-2004)
(Position required full-time residential supervision and staff training as well as teaching)
Instructor/Housemaster: multiple courses

Writer / Teacher / Scholar

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