2012: M.F.A., Writing, Hamline University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Advisors: Deborah Keenan and Katrina Vandenberg. Thesis: Mapmakers at Night.
2008: B.A., English. St. Catherine University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Areas of interest: Creative Writing, Feminist Theory, Science fiction, American Literature, Dystopian Literature, Rhetoric, Media Studies, Pop Culture, Women's Studies
HONORS and AWARDS:
2019: Abigail Quigley McCarthy Creative Work Award for “the mother, the shepherd.” St. Catherine University
2018: Pushcart Prize Nomination, Midway Journal
2018: Best of the Net Nomination for "The Sleepwalker.” Midway Journal
2017-18: Excellence in Teaching and Advising Nomination, St. Catherine University
2015: Faculty Mentor Recognition, St. Catherine University
2014: Faculty Mentor Recognition, St. Catherine University
2012: Pablo Neruda Prize in Poetry, Semi-Finalist, Nimrod Journal of Prose and Poetry. Judge: Philip Levine.
2011: AWP Intro Award Nomination, Hamline University and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs
2009: Pushcart Prize Nomination, sleet magazine
2008: Jo Lynn Terri Memorial Award for Excellence in Creative Writing, St. Catherine University
2006: Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, St. Catherine University
2005: Ekphrasis Award for Creative Writing, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
English Department, St. Catherine University, 2012-Present
· Building Reading and Writing Skills for College: Monstrous Composition
· Human Experience in Literature (three sections)
· Hunger Games and the Dystopian Landscape (four sections)
· The Dystopian Landscape: horrors, handmaids, and hunger games
· Six Degrees of Harry Potter
· A Wizard of Their Age: Harry Potter in Context (study abroad)
· Introduction to Creative Writing
· Writing for Life (two sections)
· Rhetorical Grammar
Core Department, St. Catherine University, 2011-Present
· The Reflective Woman (four sections)
· The Reflective Woman: Creative Writing, Creative Thinking (two sections)
· The Reflective Practitioner
· The Reflective Woman: These Burning Worlds: women, science fiction, and the Whedonverse
· The Reflective Woman: Media & (Pop) Culture (two sections)
· The Reflective Cosmos (two sections)
A Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation (Contributing Editor). New York: SUNY Press. 2015. Print.
"Luminous." CALYX Journal Vol. 30: 3. 2018. Print.
"The Sleepwalker." Midway Journal. 2018. Print.
"Two Sketches of My Son." Midway Journal. 2018. Online.
“spare time.” Lumen Magazine. 2015. Online.
“Oldest Heart.” Be A Lady. Cracked Walnut Chapbook Series. 2015. Print.
“Surface.” Water~Stone Review 16. Saint Paul: Hamline University. 2013. Print.
“St. Luke’s.” Water~Stone Review 16. Saint Paul: Hamline University. 2013. Print.
“Bonnie & Eddie.” Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry. Tulsa: University of Tulsa. Print.
“Polyptch: Roller Garden.” Paper Darts. 2011. Online
“Ursa Minor.” Wingbeats: Exercises and Practices in Poetry. Albuquerque: Dos Gatos Press. 2010. Print.
“Jovian.” rock, paper, scissors. 2010. Print.
“Both Bodies Did Long Battles With Their Wounds.” rock, paper, scissors. 2010. Print.
“Key West Conjure: a footnote.” sleet magazine. 2009. Online.
“Yokohama.” sleet magazine. 2009. Online.
“Razzmatazz.” Ariston. 2008. Print
“Story of the Fathers.” Ariston. 2008. Print.
“the world as heaven, your body at the edge of it.” Ariston. 2007. Print.
“the human gone out upon its longest thread.” Ariston. 2007. Print.
“State Fair Haiku.” St. Paul Almanac. 2006. Print.
“The Emergent.” Jambalaya. 2006. Online.
“some glow passing steadily through me.” Jambalaya. 2006. Online.
A Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essay from the Harry Potter Generation Vol. 2. Forthcoming.
In Anticipation of Grief. Saint Paul: Red Bird Chapbooks. 2015. Print.
ABCs of Women’s Work. Saint Paul: Red Bird Chapbooks. 2015. Print.
Unintentional Guide to the Big City. Saint Paul: Red Bird Chapbooks. 2015. Print.
A Wizard of Their Age: Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation. New York: SUNY Press. 2015. Print.
Catherine Core Reader. St Paul. 2014. Print.
Versus Literary Journal. 2012-2014. Online
Water~Stone Review 14. Saint Paul: Hamline University. 2011. Print.
rock, paper, scissors. 2010. Print
rock, paper, scissors. 2009. Print.
SELECTED COMMITTEE SERVICE:
2017: Delta Phi Lamda Selection Committee Member, St. Catherine University
2016: Honors Committee Member, St. Catherine University
2013: Honors Committee Member, St. Catherine University
2013: Catherine Core Reader Revision Committee, St. Catherine University
2011-12: West Egg Literati President, Hamline University
2013: Assistant Mentorship Program, St. Catherine University
2011-2018: First-Year Academic Advisor, St. Catherine University
PROFESSIONAL and ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS:
2018-Ongoing: MAPE Local 1304, union steward
2012-Ongoing: Women’s Caucus, Associated Writers and Writing Programs
2012-2017: Mentor, Minnesota Prison Writers Workshop
2008: Delta Phi Lambda, St. Catherine University
2006: Phi Theta Kappa, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
2018: Harry Potter Conference, “Hogwarts Faculty Meeting: Teaching Harry Potter,” Panelist
2010-Ongoing: Associated Writers and Writing Programs, Discussant
INVITED READINGS AND TALKS:
2015: “Fractured Fairytales.” Cracked Walnut Reading Series
2014: “Be A Lady.” Cracked Walnut Reading Series
2009-13: Barbaric Yawp Reading Series
2015: “How to Use Suggested Media Texts.” St. Catherine University, May 28.
2014: “The New Core Reader.” St. Catherine University. May 28.
2013: “Hip Media Resources to Make Material Accessible to Traditional Age First Years.” St. Catherine University. May 30.