Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Experience

Associate Faculty of English

Ivy Tech Community College – Richmond, August 2011 – Present

  • Taught online and face-to-face sections of English Composition, Exposition and Persuasion, Introduction to College Writing, and Reading Strategies for College.
  • Explored elements of the writing process to prepare student writers for college courses.
  • Developed lessons and assignments to support narrative, analytical, expository, and argumentative genres of writing.
  • Provided timely and thorough feedback on student writing with margin and end notes.
  • Implemented research-based teaching methodologies of the writing workshop with mini-lectures, peer review, conferencing, and portfolio grading.
  • Applied various writing and learning technologies in wired classrooms, including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Blackboard, and Canvas.
  • Provided support for student writers in various disciplines in campus Tutoring Center.

Religious Studies Lecturer

Manchester University, August 2017 – Present

  • Taught writing intensive face-to-face and hybrid sections of Introduction to Religious Studies and Religions of East Asia.
  • Addressed issues of cultural awareness through examination of current events related to religious practices around the world.
  • Encouraged critical and creative engagement with concepts through in-class activities, writing workshops, and academic writing projects.

College-Level Essay Writing Tutor, November 2016 – September 2017

  • Provided constructive feedback on essays written by college students.
  • Tutored students on grammar, citation style, and rhetorical modes of writing.
  • Communicated with students via chat and asynchronous learning management system.

English Instructor

Indiana University East, August 2011 – May 2015

  • Taught face-to-face sections of Principles of English Composition and English Composition I.
  • Assessed student writing following guidelines set by Writing Program chair.
  • Focused on all stages of writing process through in-class discussion, freewriting exercises, peer review, and timely feedback.
  • Scored student essays for Writing Program assessment.


Teaching Assistant

Bethany Theological Seminary, January 2009 – May 2010

  • Provided administrative support for graduate courses.
  • Took comprehensive notes on lectures to aid professor.
  • Led workshops and class discussion on the writing process.

Peer Tutor

Manchester University, August 2004 – June 2006

  • Assisted students with learning disabilities in comprehension of course content.
  • Proofread assignments for speaker of English as a second language.



Master of Arts: Liturgical Studies

Bethany Theological Seminary, 2009 – 2011

Master of Divinity: Writing emphasis

Bethany Theological Seminary, 2007 – 2010

Bachelor of Science: Religion major, English Writing minor

Manchester University, 2004 – 2006

Professional Development

Midwest Writers Workshop 

Ball State University, 2018

Adjunct Faculty Development Institute

Ivy Tech Community College, 2016 – Present

United Sexualities & Genders Safe Zone Training

Manchester University, 2017 

Conference on College Composition & Communication Summer Conference

University of Cincinnati Clermont College, 2017

Indiana Writing Project

Ball State University, 2015

FALCON Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching

Indiana University, 2014

Accelerated Learning Program Conference

Ivy Tech Community College, 2011

Institutional Service

Faculty Advisor, Ivy Writing Circle

Ivy Tech Community College, August 2015 – December 2015

  • Attended meetings for the encouragement of student writers.
  • Oversaw planning events on and off campus for National Novel Writing Month.

Composition Committee

Indiana University East, August 2014 – December 2014

  • Developed rubrics for Writing Program assessment.
  • Oversaw standardization of Writing Program curriculum.
  • Organized campus events including NCTE National Day on Writing.

Presidential Forum Planning Committee

Bethany Theological Seminary, July 2007 – March 2009

  • Planned and implemented two academic conferences focusing on fine and literary arts.

Faculty Search Committee

Bethany Theological Seminary, July 2007 – May 2008

  • Read and analyzed application materials.
  • Interviewed and recommended candidates to join graduate teaching faculty.
  • Protected confidential information related to the interview process.


Administrative Experience

Archives Assistant

Manchester University, April 2005 – April 2006

  • Cataloged, organized, and digitized archival materials.
  • Researched queries for information and documents.

Program Assistant

Center on Conscience & War, November 2002 – February 2003

  • Communicated with national constituency related to government policy issues.
  • Composed and proofread newsletter articles, fundraising letters, and website text.
  • Researched queries for information on organizational history.

Professional Membership

Conference on College Composition & CommunicationNational Council of Teachers of English


Community Service


Poetry critique group


Cope Environmental Center


Other Education 

Undergraduate coursework, Political Science

University of Pittsburgh,1999 – 2000

Undergraduate coursework, General Studies

Harrisburg Area Community College, 1998

Undergraduate coursework, Culinary Arts

Johnson & Wales University, 1997 – 1998


  • “Poetry Beyond Peace,” Manchester University, September 2017
  • Poetry Reading with Craig Goodworth, Bethany Theological Seminary, January 2017
  • “Pilgrimage of Peace,” Presidential Forum, Bethany Theological Seminary, November 2015
  • “Ways to Use a Pocket Notebook,” Ivy Writers Circle, Ivy Tech Community College, April 2014
  • “Beyond What Columbus Discovered: Language & the Land in the Poetry of William Stafford,” with Craig Goodworth, Arden Hearth, October 2012
  • Dream Horse Press First Book Tour poetry reading with Kyle McCord and Keith Montesano, Clear Creek Food Co-Op, July 2010
  • William Stafford Symposium, Bethany Theological Seminary, March 2010
  • “Traveler, Robber, Priest, Samaritan: A Workshop on Creative Writing and Activism,” Bethany Theological Seminary, April 2008
  • “Ambiguity and Ambivalence in the Poetry of William Stafford,” Peace Forum, Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham School of Religion, March 2007
  • “The Call to Critique: William Stafford as Anabaptists Poet,” Dean’s Student Scholarship Symposium, Manchester University, 2006



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