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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D., American Studies, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. May 2014
Emory University – Atlanta, GA
Dissertation: “Longing for Longing: Gender, Narrative, and Nostalgia in American Literature for Children and Young Adults.”
Research interests: American Studies; History of Childhood and Children’s Literature; Memory Studies; Feminist Theory; Disability Theory; History of Medicine; Instructional Technology; Writing Pedagogy.
M.A., Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. May 2012
Emory University – Atlanta, GA
M.F.A., English – Creative Writing. May 2008
The Pennsylvania State University – University Park, PA
Thesis: “Desire Lines.”
B.A., Liberal Arts: Literature concentration. May 2002
Sarah Lawrence College – Bronxville, NY

 

 ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

August 2014 – Present
Director, National Scholarships & Fellowships Program
Office for Undergraduate Education, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
August 2013 – August 2014
Assistant Director, National Scholarships & Fellowships Program
Office for Undergraduate Education, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
March 2013 – August 2013
Program Associate, Special Projects
Office for Undergraduate Education, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
 May 2011 – March 2012 & July 2012 – February 2013
Academic Adviser
Office for Undergraduate Education, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
March 2012 – June 2012
Interim Assistant Director of Academic Programs, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Emory University Rollins School of Public Health; Atlanta, GA
April 2009 – August 2011
Instructional Technology Specialist, Emory Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT)
Emory University: Atlanta, GA
May 2011 – August 2011
Programming Assistant, Visual Arts Department
Emory University: Atlanta, GA
 May 2009 – August 2009 & May 2010 – August 2010
Office Manager
Johns Hopkins University, Center for Talented Youth: CTY at Lafayette College, Easton, PA
May 2008 – August 2008
Academic Adviser, Division of Undergraduate Studies
The Pennsylvania State University: University Park, PA
2003 – 2005
Associate Developer
The Mac Goddess: New York, NY
2003
Office Manager
Federation of East Village Artists; New York, NY
2002-2003
Assistant Account Executive and Photo Editor
Pluzynski and Associates: New York, NY
May – August 2002
Event Coordinator,  NEH Summer Seminar,
Sarah Lawrence College: Bronxville, NY
June 2000 – May 2001
Web Developer
Odigo, Inc: New York, NY

TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

November 2015- Present
Adjunct Affiliated Faculty, Interdisciplinary Studies
Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
August 2010 – July 2013
Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies and American Studies
Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
June 2011 – July 2011 & June 2012 – July 2012
Gifted Education Instructor, Arts and Humanities
Summer Institute for the Gifted. Emory University: Atlanta, GA
August 2009 – December 2009
Teaching Assistant, American Studies
Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University: Atlanta, GA
August 2008 – May 2009
Research Assistant,  Institute of the Liberal Arts
Emory University: Atlanta, GA
August 2005 – August 2008
Instructor in English
The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA
August 2006 – May 2008
Graduate Writing Tutor, Writing Center
The Pennsylvania State University; University Park, PA
January 1999 – August 2002
Research Assistant
Sarah Lawrence College; Bronxville, NY
September 1998 – June 2000
Web Design Teaching Assistant/Tutor
Sarah Lawrence College; Bronxville, NY

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Emory University
  • AMST 201: Introduction to American Studies
  • IDS 201: Interdisciplinary Problems: History of Adolescence
  • IDS 385: Freud’s Teenagers: Narrative, Childhood, and the Adolescent Mind
  • IDS and AMST Writing Labs
  • Fellowship Application and Personal Statement Workshop Series (non-credit)
Summer Institute for the Gifted
  • M20: Immortality: Myth, Legend, and the Supernatural
  • A56: Digital Photography
  • A53: Laugh Tracks
  • J30: Fantasy Fiction Fun
  • M45: The Writers’ Word Palette
The Pennsylvania State University
  • ENGL 050: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 015: Composition and Rhetoric
  • LEAP Program, ENGL 015: Composition and Rhetoric (with COMM 100A: Speech)
  • ENGL 213: Introduction to Poetry Writing
  • ENGL 005: Writing Center tutor

 

 PUBLICATIONS

Critical Work
“Betsy-Tacy and the Diarist: Confession, Self-narrative and Adolescent Identity in Girls’ Books” in Girls’ Series Fiction and American Popular Culture, ed. LuElla D’Amico, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016.

“Who is a Girl?: The Tomboy, the Lesbian, and the Transgender Child” in Gender(ed) Identities: Critical Rereadings of Gender in Children’s and Young Adult Fiction, eds. Tricia Classen and Holly Hassel, New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Hitchcock’s Women: Blondes and Brunettes” in Interdisciplinary Humanities, Spring 2015.

“Joanna Baillie and the Monthly Mirror: A New Letter” in American Notes and Queries (ANQ), Fall 2008

Poetry
Wind-up (eChapbook) from Gold Wake Press, fall 2010
“Free Fall” in Nibble, fall 2010
“Alex the Parrot” in Right Hand Pointing #36, fall 2010
“Knitting,” “Dressing,” and “Watching” in The Bigface, 2008
“Afternoon Without Angels” in Flutter Poetry Journal, 2007
“Another Afternoon” in Grasslimb, 2006
“To Brooklyn” in Dispatch, 2006
“Tapas” in “10 X 10: a Documentary Chapbook,” 2004
“Rusty Nails” in “A Few Figs” Persephassa Press, 2004
“Air and Water” in In Our Own Words: Volume 4, 2001
Fiction
Memorial Day” in Literary Tonic, 2008
Book Reviews
Book Review, Wired Youth: The Social World of Adolescence in the Information Age by Gustavo S. Mesch and Ilan Talmud, The Information Society, Feb 2013

Book Review, Uncoded Woman by Anne-Marie Oomen, Cold Front Magazine, May 2007

Book Review, What Becomes You by Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz, Gay and Lesbian Review, Summer 2007

“Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania,” Centre Daily Times. 2 October 2005.

 

CONFERENCES, READINGS & EXHIBITS

2017 National Association of Fellowships Advisors Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA. July 2017. Panel Presentation: “Meeting Students Where They Are: Unconventional Methods for Supporting Extraordinary Applicants.”

NAFA Regional Workshop – Georgia/Southeast, Reflection And/As Assessment: Looking Beyond the Numbers, February 2016.

2015 National Association of Fellowships Advisors Biennial Conference, Oakland, CA. July 2015. Panel Presentation: “(Re)Defining Access and Achievement: Scholarships, Fellowships, and Underrepresented Students.”

2015 Annual Conference, Society for Disability Studies (SDS), Atlanta, GA. June 2015. Poster Presentation: “(Re)defining Access and Achievement: Scholarships, Fellowships, and the ADA.”

2014 National Association of Fellowships Advisors Mid-size Schools Workshop, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA. June 2014. Presentation: “Technology in the Fellowships Office.”

2013 National Association of Fellowships Advisors Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA. July 2013. Conference Program Coordinator.

2013 Annual Conference, Society for Disability Studies (SDS), Orlando, FL. June 2013. Panel Presentation: “‘Pain has an element of blank’: Chronic Pain, Disability, and Narrative.”

2013 Annual Conference, College English Association (CEA), Savannah, GA. April 2013. Panel Presentation: “‘Born this Way’: Gender, Sexuality, and the Nature/Nurture Binary in Young Adult Fiction.”

2012 Annual Conference, Society for Disability Studies (SDS), Denver, CO. June 2012. Panel Presentation: “The Girl as Patient: Narratives of Disability and Illness in Literature for Children and Young Adults.”

Queering/Embodying, 2011 Graduate Conference, Studies in Sexualities, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. January, 2011. Panel Presentation: ““Bodily Spectacle and the Horror of Adolescence: the Sleepaway Camp Films.”

2010 Annual Conference, The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Indianapolis, IN. October, 2010. Panel Presentation: “Science Fiction and Food: What Happened to the Future of the Future?”

2010 Annual Conference, LGBTS Program, University of California, Los Angeles. October, 2010. Panel Presentation: “Disabled Eros?: Ambivalence, Anxiety and the Politics of Representation.”

The Poetics of Pain: Aesthetics, Ideology, and Representation, 2010 Annual Graduate Conference, Department of Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. February, 2010. Panel Presentation: “Learning to Speak: Girlhood, Trauma, and Subjectivity.”

AWP Annual Conference. Denver, Colorado. Winter 2010.

Queer Visibilities, 2009 Graduate Conference, Studies in Sexualities, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. January, 2010. Panel Presentation: “Queer Spaces in the YA Novel: Hidden in Plain Sight.”

Decodings, Annual Conference, The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, Atlanta, GA. November, 2009.   Panel Presentation: “Decoding Gender-Variance in Children.”

The Formative Years: Children’s Literature in the University. Conference, New York University,  Fales Library and the Department of English and American Literature. March 2009.  Panel presentation: “Queer Spaces in the YA Novel: Making Room for Trans Youth.”

AWP Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois. Winter 2009.

Third-Year MFA Reading. The Pennsylvania State University. Spring 2008.

“Works in Progress,” Poetry Reading. The Pennsylvania State University. Spring 2008.

Representing Affect/Affecting Representation. Conference, Ohio State University, Department of Comparative Studies. January 2008. Panel presentation: “Abjection, Violence, and Desire: The Films of  Mary Harron.”

AWP Annual Conference. New York, New York. Winter 2008.

Flash Fiction Marathon. Penn State University. December 2007.

Allegheny Mountain Reading Series, Penn State University. Introduction for poet Jim Daniels. October 2007.

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College. Summer 2006.

AWP Annual Conference. Austin, Texas. Spring 2006.

First-Year MFA Reading, The Pennsylvania State University. Fall 2005.

Writing Institute Poetry Reading, Sarah Lawrence College. Spring 2005.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES

Member: National Association of Fellowships Advisors (NAFA).

Ad Hoc Reviewer: Girlhood Studies (“Textual Girls”); Practical Matters.

Review Panel Member, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

 

SERVICE

Chair, Institutional Nomination Committees: Fulbright, Marshall, Mitchell, Rhodes, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, Luce, Goldwater, Truman, Udall, various internal scholarships and awards, 2014-Present.

PACE 101 (Pre-Major Advising and Connections at Emory) Course Facilitator, Fall 2017.

Member, NAFA Biennial Conference Planning Committee, Philadelphia 2017. Served on program sub-committee and co-chaired half-day pre-conference workshop on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Conference Organizer: NAFA Regional Workshop – Georgia/Southeast, Reflection And/As Assessment: Looking Beyond the Numbers, February 2016.

Faculty reviewer, Emory Office of Admission, Spring 2017.

Search Committee, Event Manager, Office for Undergraduate Education, Emory University, 2016.

Emory Scholars Program, finalist selection committee, Spring 2015 and 2016.

Member, Institutional Nomination Committees: Fulbright Student Award, Marshall, Rhodes, Luce, Goldwater, Truman, various internal awards, 2013-14.

Search Committee, Assistant Director of Academic Advising, Office for Undergraduate Education, Emory University, 2014.

Institutional Selection Committees: Fulbright Student Award, Marshall Scholarship, Rhodes Scholarship, Luce Scholarship, Goldwater Scholarship, Truman Scholarship, Woodruff Fellowship, 2013-14.

Website developer and coordinator, American Association for the History of Medicine – Annual Meeting 2013, Emory University, 2012-2013.

Website coordinator, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Emory University, 2011-2012.

Member, President’s Commission on Sexuality, Gender Diversity, and Queer Equality (PCSGDQE), Emory University, 2010-2011.

Treasurer, Institute of the Liberal Arts Graduate Student Committee (ILAC), Emory University, 2010-2011.

MFA Representative, English Graduate Student Organization, Penn State University, 2006-07.

Website coordinator, Chapbook Finder, 2005-2006.

Website coordinator, Campbell Corner Poetry Contest, Sarah Lawrence College, 1999-2002.

 

 TECHNOLOGY PROFICIENCY

Research and Productivity: Professional training in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server development and deployment; Microsoft Office suite.
Web-Based Course Management: Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas.
Web and Course Authoring: HTML, CSS, Javascript, and AppleScript Skills; Dreamweaver; Cascade Server; Open-source Content Management Software, including TextPattern and WordPress.
Design and Production: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom) and Acrobat Pro form design, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Camtasia, Audacity, iTunesU.
Student Information Management: PeopleSoft, Symplicity, SalesForce.
Social Media and Publicity: Twitter, Facebook Page, and LinkedIn Group administration, Listserv administration, Mail Chimp.

Proficient in basic written and spoken Spanish.