PhD English Literature and Creative Creative Writing, Texas Tech University (current).
MFA Creative Writing, University of Washington.
MA Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin.
BA English Literature, Brigham Young University.


Round Top Fellows Reading. Poetry at Round Top, Round Top, Texas. 15 April 106.
TTU Reading Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. 25 February 2016.
Stray Dog Reading Series, Gatsby’s Coffee House, Lubbock Texas. 13 February 2015.
Castalia Reading Series, Hugo House, Seattle Washington. 6 October 2009.
Castalia Reading Series, Hugo House, Seattle Washington. 8 December 2008.
Weather Eye Reading Series, Fuel Coffee Shop, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. April 2007.

Professional/Teaching Experience:

Graduate Part-Time Instructor 2014-present
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Courses: Essentials of College Rhetoric; Introduction to Creative Writing

Adjunct Faculty, Adult Accelerated Programs, 2011-2012
Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Courses: Multicultural Literature

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, 2005-2008, 2010–2012
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Courses: Elements of Writing; Composition I; Composition II; Forms of Literature: Fiction

Teaching Assistant, English Department, 2010
University of Washington Rome Center, Rome, Italy
Courses: Advanced Creative Writing Conferences

Teaching Assistant, UW Educational Outreach Department, 2009
University of Washington, Seattle
Courses: Writing Ready

Teaching Assistant, English Department, 2008-2010
University of Washington, Seattle
Courses: Composition: Exposition; Introduction to Verse Writing

ESL Tutor/Shadow Tutor, 2008-2010
Treehouse for Kids, Seattle
Summary: Collaborated with teachers and an undergraduate ESL refugee student. Worked towards self-sufficient fluency in writing; attended classes; tutored Chemistry.
Courses: Introductory Composition; General Chemistry

Adjunct Faulty, Distance Learning Department, 2006-2008
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Courses: Elements of Writing; Composition II; Forms of Literature: Poetry

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, 2006-2007
Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, Iowa
Courses: Composition I; Composition II; Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama

ESL Instructor, 2004
Maryland Language School, Changhua, Taiwan
Summary: Planned, coordinated, and taught English classes with other faculty.
Courses: Beginning Language Acquisition; Intermediate Reading and Writing


“Are the ‘Fitts” Legit? Editorial Spatial Formatting in Sir Gawain.Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Conference. Texas Tech University. 23 October 2015.


William Bryan Gates Graduate Award, Texas Tech University. 2016-2017.
Round Top Poetry Fellow. Round Top Festival Institute. 2016.
Helen Devitt Jones Graduate Fellowship, Texas Tech University. 2014-2016.

Associate Editor:

Iron Horse Literary Review, 2014-present.
The Seattle Review, 2008-2009.