Fall 2021: Due to limited campus presence, I will not be in my campus office regularly. As such, I will not be answering my office phone, so please use email to reach me. Thanks!
Please see my blog posts for descriptions of the courses I teach. As I update content or change themes, I will update the blog posts.
"Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not thunder." --Rumi
"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought." --George Orwell, 1984
"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." --Anais Nin
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
- Ph.D. in English -- Dissertation: Paradoxically Progressive: The Red Progressives and the Creation of a Modern Native American Subjectivity
- Teaching & Research Interests: College Composition, Native American Literature, Nineteenth- and Twentieth- Century American Literature, and American Ethnic Literatures.
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
- M.A. in English -Distinguished Thesis Finalist: Toward a Postmodern Masculinity: (Dys)Functional Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
- B.S. in Mass Communications; Zoology minor
Additional Educational Certificates:
- Certificate in University Teaching: Syracuse University Future Professoriate Program
- School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University: Seminar: Elizabeth Povinelli, “Recognition, Camouflage, Espionage” (2008)
Professor of English/Humanities, South Puget Sound Community College
- English 101 – Composition I
- English 102 – Composition II
- English 111 – Introduction to Literature
- English 112 – Introduction to Fiction
- English 244 – American Literature
- English 250 – American Ethnic Literature
- Humanities 121 – Multicultural America Past to Present
- Automotive 130/131 - IBEST instructor
- and others as needed
Teaching Associate, Department of English, Syracuse University
- American Literature II – Since 1865
- Interpretation of Fiction
- Ethnicity and Literary Texts – Intro to Native American Literature
- American Literature I – Beginnings to 1865
- Reading Popular Culture
- Interpretation of Film
Lecturer, Department of English, Central Washington University
- Composition I
- Composition II
- Introduction to Literature
- Douglas Honors College Freshman Colloquium
Lecturer, Asia University America Program, Central Washington University
- American Studies
- Functions of English
- International Communications
Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Central Washington University
- Composition I
Writing Consultant, University Writing Center, Central Washington University
Marketing Database Coordinator, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Seattle, WA
- Performed reporting, tracking, and updating of structural and civil engineering projects for use in marketing proposals, project descriptions, statistical analysis, and individual engineer resumes through technical and content control of marketing database.
Technology Solutions Project Manager, Amazon.com, Seattle, WA
- Managed the successful development and implementation of a web-based customer service application serving eight call-centers across five countries.
Team Supervisor, Amazon.com, Seattle, WA
- Managed scheduling, training, and workflow for telecommuting employees. Supervisor training and supervision of teams sent to train new call-center managers overseas.
Customer Service Representative (I, II, III), Amazon.com, Seattle, WA
- Provided phone and email customer support. Included writing shared responses, creating instructional materials, and performing quality assurance reviews.
Assistant Media Buyer, Western International Media Corporation, Seattle, WA
Office Automation Clerk , Social Security Administration, Fargo, ND
Private Music Teacher, Guitar instruction for children and adults
- 2013-present National Council of Teachers of English
- 2010-2017 American Studies Association
- 2009-2016 Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
- 2007-2014 Modern Language Association
- 2012-2014 Northeast Modern Language Association
Service, publication, and presentation specifics available upon professional request.