· Professional public speaker with seven years of dedicated service to students, faculty, and staff
· Proven ability to inspire and educate students in oral and written communication
· Capacity to make complex issues and ideas accessible to general audiences
· Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature; May 2017
Florida State University; Tallahassee, FL
Dissertation: Sexual Assault and Masculinity in Chivalric Romance: Destabilizing the Rhetoric of Womanhood as Victimhood in the Middle Ages.
Areas of Expertise: Middle English literature, queer and feminist theory, history of text technologies, composition and rhetoric.
· Master of Arts in English; August 2011
Florida Atlantic University; Boca Raton, FL
· Bachelor of Arts in English - Magna Cum Laude; August 2009
Florida Atlantic University; Boca Raton, FL
Writing Studio Coordinator, Keiser University: May 2016 – present
· Student and faculty support: Principle duties include tutoring students individually and in groups, specifically in regards to written communication. Developed and presented educational workshops on topics such as citation systems, document formatting, and research strategies. Developed and maintained relationships with Program Directors and faculty to facilitate the learning objectives of diverse departments.
· Documentation compliance: Transcribe, compose, edit, and distribute agendas and minutes of faculty and Program Director meetings in preparation for the upcoming 2017 SACS reaffirmation of accreditation. In June 2016 consulted with the Occupational Therapy Program Director on ACOTE self-study for accreditation.
· Quantitative analysis: Compile, verify, and track data on student traffic in the Writing Studio, student satisfaction rates, and faculty resource needs. Conducted statistical analyses of this data to improve marketing for the Writing Studio and encourage student retention.
· Web design and marketing: Initiated and built a website for the Writing Studio Using HTML and CSS. Generated growth in student usage of the Writing Studio. Served on University Concept Committee, dedicated to enhancing marketing strategies and improving awareness of issues facing students.
Instructor of Record, Florida State University: August 2011 - May 2016
· Curriculum design: Developed tailored syllabi for multiple introductory composition classes and upper-level literature classes, and Directed Independent Studies. Organized a unique and engaging reading schedule and customized assignments to fit relevant learning objectives.
· Teaching: Created lesson plans for diverse courses, implementing clearly articulated objectives. Applied differentiated instruction to assess and nurture individual strengths. Facilitated productive, efficient group discussion and utilized both formative and summative assessments to evaluate and offer critical feedback on students’ critical thinking in discussion and in formal written assignments.
· Student mentoring: Provided leadership and career development support for undergraduate medievalists. Motivated students to apply for appropriate undergraduate conferences. Coordinated workshops for writing abstracts, hosted peer review workshops for accepted papers, and coached mock conference panels to prepare presenters.
· Project efficiency: Taught eight different courses from 2011 to 2016, developed unique course material for each, and evaluated the work of up to eighty students per semester. Concurrently researched and wrote a doctoral dissertation.
Instructor of Record, Florida Atlantic University: August 2009 - August 2011
· Course design and instruction: Developed syllabi for and taught Introductory and Advanced Composition and Rhetoric, courses targeted to college freshmen with some writing experience. Composition and Rhetoric I focused primarily on teaching grammar, paper structure, argument, and textual analysis. Composition and Rhetoric II expanded these skills with a specific focus on scholarly research. Developed and taught Introduction to College Writing, a course intended for incoming freshmen students with little to no experience with analytical writing.
· Research Assistant: Acted as faculty research support while teaching and writing a Master’s thesis. Conducted thorough academic research for the Director of First Year Composition (Fall 2010) and the Chair of the English Department (Spring 2011). The articles resulting from this research and data analysis have been published in multiple prestigious academic journals such as Computers and Composition and MELUS.
· Indexer: Collaborated with Dr. Eric Berlatsky, wrote the index for his lauded book Alan Moore: Conversations.
Administrative Assistant, Office for Students with Disabilities, Florida Atlantic University: January 2007 – August 2009
· Managed a busy phone system, fielding calls from students, physicians, faculty, and concerned parents. Primary liaison to students requiring accommodations for a wide range of disabilities, physical, emotional, and mental. Ensured a consistent positive, calm, and helpful experience for students.
· Facilitated testing for students with relevant accommodations, acting as the intermediary between students and faculty. Administered exams with consideration to students’ respective needs and certified the confidentiality of all student records.
· Acted as scribe for students with note taking accommodations in a variety of college classes, ranging from sociology and psychology to algebra and statistics.
· Book review of Michael Johnston's Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England for Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America. 110:1 (2016) pp. 1-3.
Selected Conference Presentations:
· “Wepinge is noght the bote”: Victims and Violators in Gower’s “Tale of Tereus, Procne, and Philomene.” Southeastern Medieval Association. October 2015.
· “What a Man: False Rape Allegations and Contexts of Masculinity.” Southeastern Medieval Association. October 2014.
· “Male Rape and Loathly Ladies in The Wife of Bath’s Tale and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 2014.
· “Desiring the Monstrous Rhetorician in The Wife of Bath’s Tale.” Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature. Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus. May 2013.