Academic Profile
Education
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, December 2016?
  • Primary Research Interest: Ecocomposition

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, May 2011
  • Program Focus: School Libraries

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, May 2008
  • Concentration: English Education


Work Experience
Assistant Supervisor, SkillZone (IUP), Fall 2014 - Spring 2016
  • Assisted in the development and administration of SkillZone, a new tutoring center deigned for international students seeking academic support
  • SkillZone is under IUP's Office of International Education

ESL Teacher, American Language Institute (IUP), Fall 2014
  • Taught reading, writing, speaking, and listening classes to international students

WPA Graduate Assistant, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013 - 2014
  • Developed promotional materials for the Writing Program Administrator
  • Conducted research for various projects

English Language Professor, Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages, 2011 - 2013
​Courses taught:
  • Advanced English Writing
  • Business Writing 1
  • Oral Business English 2
  • Business Negotiation
  • British and American Studies
  • Major English Speaking Countries: A Survey

Writing Center Manager and Tutor, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania​, 2009 - 2011 
  • Facilitated writing workshops for courses in various departments
  • Scheduled events, created work schedules, and managed staff
  • Developed instructional, record keeping, and promotional materials
  • Assisted a diverse body of students with writing assignments 
  • Worked with international and ESL students


Papers and Presentations
"Innovative Literacy Practices in First-Year College Writing"
  • College Reading & Learning Association Conference
  • Portland, OR - November 5th to 8th, 2015

"Rebooting Composition: Writing, Technology, and the Imagination"
  • College English Association 46th Annual Conference: Imaginations
  • Indianapolis, IN - March 26th to 28th, 2015

"Meaningful Literacy in the Second Language Classroom: A Student Centered Approach"
  • Three Rivers TESOL Conference: Building Bridges
  • Chatham University, PA - October 25, 2014

"United with Play: The Global Culture of Video Games"
  • Northeastern University EGSA Conference: The Spectacular!
  • Northeastern University, NY - March 28th to 29th, 2014

"United with Play: How Video Games will Change the World"
  • Wilson College Humanities Conference: Humanity 2.0?
  • Wilson College, PA - February 15th, 2014

"Negotiating Grammar in the Disciplines"
  • The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference
  • West Chester University, PA - April 16th, 2011

"Writing Center Advocacy"
  • The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Conference
  • University of Delaware, DE - April 10th, 2010

"Christ Incorporated:The Rhetoric of Religion, Corporations, and Politics"
  • Sigma Tau Delta’s Echoes of Transformation English Studies Conference 
  • Kutztown University, PA - April 4th, 2008

"The Facade of Masculine Supremacy"
  • The 9th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference
  • Kutztown University, PA - April 26th, 2008.
I'm currently a doctoral candidate in the Composition and TESOL program at IUP. I'm also working as a faculty member teaching undergraduate writing courses. My previous work experience includes managing Kutztown University’s Writing Center and working as an English writing professor at Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages in Shaoxing, China. My interests include ecocomposition, digital rhetoric, and play theory.
 Curriculum Vitae