Academic Writing

Presentations

  • “Of Gods & Superheroes: Myth Wherewith We See the World.” Poetry (Original Work) Panel Presentation. Popular Culture Association National Conference. Washington, D.C. April 2019.
  • “Mission Impossible: Why Can’t Modern Heroes Defeat Outdated Gender Stereotypes?” Panel Presentation. Popular Culture Association National Conference. Washington, D.C. Forthcoming April 2019.
  • “Service as Activism: All It Takes Is Courage to Be FNOMenal.” Panel presentation. SAMLA 90: Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies. Birmingham, AL. November 2018.
  • “Poetry, Prose, & Song as a Reflection of Society & Catalyst for Change.” Panel Chair. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Birmingham, AL. November 2018.
  • “Bridge Out of Troubled Water: How Cell Phones Help Developing Writers Move from Blank Pages to Beautiful Papers.” Panel presentation. College English Association. St. Petersburg, FL. April 2018.
  • “High Art or Low Art? Poems for the Page vs. Poems for the Stage.” Panel presentation. South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Atlanta, GA. November 2017.

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  • “The 1950’s as a Fantasy Land (and Other Harmful Imaginations).” Presentation. Florida College English Association Annual Conference. Melbourne, FL. October 2017.
  • “Reimagining the Classroom.” Panel Chair. Florida College English Association. Melbourne, FL. October 2017.
  • “Every Man Is an Island: Gendered Difference Between Male and Female Protagonists.” College English Association Annual Conference. Hilton Head, SC. April 2017.
  • “Wasted Nostalgia: Pining for a Time That Doesn’t Exist.” L.E.D. Series. Saint Leo University. March 2017.
  • “Imagine: First-Day Lessons That Leave a Lasting Impression.” Florida College English Association Annual Conference. St. Petersburg, FL. October 2016.
  • “Pistols for Two; Coffee for One: The Duel in History and Jane Austen.” Florida College English Association Annual Conference. St. Petersburg, FL. October 2015.

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Essays

Thesis Portfolio (Pass with Distinction):

  • “Women Can’t Win: A Feminist Comparison of Bel-Imperia from Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy and Abigail from Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta” for Dr. Sara Munson Deats
  • “Razing Daughters: Dangerous Propriety in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice” for Dr. Pat Rogers
  • “Voicing the Void: Four Poets Speak for Margaret Garner” for Dr. Shirley Toland-Dix

FCEA 2017

Courses Taught

  • ENG 002: Basic Composition Skills
  • ENG 121: Academic Writing I
  • ENG 122: Academic Writing II
  • ENG 205: Intro to Professional Writing
  • ENG 210: Love & Desire in Literature
  • ENG 215: Monsters & the Monstrous in Literature
  • ENG 340: Professional Editing
  • ENG 440: Professional Writing for Publication

Guest Lectures

  • “Blason Poetry—From the Bible to Bruno Mars”
  • “Riddle Me This: What’s the Meaning of a Kiss?”

Secondary Courses (2011-2015):

  • Cambridge International IGCSE Program Literature
  • Advanced Placement English Language and Composition
  • English III Honors
  • English II Honors
  • English II
  • Creative Writing

Miscellaneous

  • Nominated for Outstanding Club Advisor by Saint Leo University’s Student Government Association (2018)
  • Academic Writer: Create Instructional, Assessment, and Training Materials for distribution (2010–present)
  • Third Place, Team Trivia Regional Tournament: Saint Leo’s Drinking Caps (2017)
  • Slam Poetry Club Faculty Advisor: Saint Leo University (2015-2016, 2016-2017)
  • Florida Distinguished Educator: Awarded by Florida Department of Education (2016)
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