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•       Master of Fine Arts • Creative Writing, Poetry • New York University •  May 2016

•       Master of Arts • English & American Literature •  New York University •  May 2011

•       Bachelor of Arts • English & Theology • Roanoke College • May 2006                    

•       Salutatorian • summa cum laude • Honors in English • Honors in Theology



•       Rutgers University • Part Time Lecturer •  2017

•       New York University • Adjunct Instructor of Creative Writing •  2015

•       Course: Introduction to Fiction and Poetry—The Conscientious, Hybrid, Lost Self

•       New York University, Stern School of Business • Teaching Fellow • 2014

•       Course: Commerce and Culture

•       The King’s College • Adjunct Professor of Writing • 2012,  2013,  2014

•       Course: Writing New York


Conference Presentations

•       NYU GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge, Finals (2011).

•       “Rivera’s …y no se lo tragó la tierra (…And the Earth did not Devour Him) as a Narrated Spatial Ritual for the Community.”

•       Oxford University: International Society for Religion, Literature, and Culture Conference, “Attending to the Other: Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice” (2010).

•       “Religious Representation in The God of Small Things: The Other Created, Desecrated, or Unfathomed?” 

•      Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference, “Deconstructing the Gods: Towards a Post-Religious Criticism” (2010).

•       “Religious Representation in The God of Small Things: The Other Created, Desecrated, or Unfathomed?” 

•       Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University,  “Regarding Iteration: Narratives of Imitation and Innovation” (2010).

•       “Hybridity is Monstrosity for Beowulf: The Lines of Identity in the Old English Poem and the 2007 Film.” 

•      Roanoke College Summer Scholars Showcase (2005).

•       “Squeezing Words from Life: A Study in Family Literature.” 

•       Alpha Chi National Convention (2005). 

•       “Ezekiel in Revelation.” 

•       RC Donald L. Jordan Endowment for the Humanities Lecture Series, “Local Effects of a Distant War” (2005).

•       “Healing War: Reflections on Returning from War and Alex Vernon’s The Eyes of Orion.”