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Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing—Poetry, August 2005, Syracuse University.


Masters of Arts in Teaching—English, August 2000, University of Chicago.


Bachelor of Arts—English, May 1999, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL.



Assistant Director of the Reading/Writing Center and Associate Professor of English, Augustana College, 2017-present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, English, Augustana College, 2014-2017.


Adjunct Instructor, English, Augustana College, 2012-13.


Teaching Fellow, English, Augustana College, 2010-12.



LSFY Co-Coordinator, Augustana College, 2013-2016.


Co-coordinated the LSFY Program, a one-year sequence introducing first year students to liberal education and the academic skills of reading, writing, oral communication, and information literacy. Introduced new faculty to the program, planned and facilitated faculty development programs, observed new faculty, and consulted on course design and approaches to reading, writing, and information literacy, as well as program initiatives.


First-year Advisor, Augustana College, 2012-15, 2016-17.


Instructor, “Day by Word: Keeping a Writer’s Notebook,” CommUniversity, Davenport, IA, February 2017.


Contest Judge, Instructor, and Reader, Muscatine Poetry Festival, Muscatine, IA, April 2016.


Instructor, Pen-in-Hand Mini-Conference workshop, Midwest Writing Center, Davenport, IA, March 2015.


Instructor, “Standing in Place: An Introduction to Memoir,” CommUniversity, Davenport, IA, February 2014.


Co-instructor, “Poetry Workshop,” CommUniversity, Davenport, IA, February 2009.


Volunteered for Tupelo Press’s 30/30 Project, March 2017 and November 2019.

Led a group of six Augustana students and one staff member to attend the Split This Rock Poetry Festival, April 2018.


Served as Faculty Mentor for the Augustana College Women’s Cross Country and Track teams, Fall 2014-2017.


Participated in a Sustained Dialogue group after completing Inclusive Leadership Training, Spring 2016.


Co-led “Gender, Narrative, and Justice,” a poetry workshop at St. Ambrose University’s Women for Social Justice Conference, October 2014.


Completed the Center for Faculty Enrichment Faculty Academy on advising, Augustana College, 2013-14.


Co-presented “To Love Locked Rooms: First-Year Inquiry and Reading,” New Directions in Information Fluency Conference, Augustana College, April 2014.


Co-presented “It Takes a Village to Build a Cheese Chalet: Faculty Advisors Create and Pilot a Supplemental First-Year Advising Course,” poster session, NACADA Region V Conference, March 2014.


Presented “Electrical the Embryo: An Alternative Guide to Pregnancy,” Augustana College Feminist Tea Series, April 2012.


Attended the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference as a general contributor, August 2011.


Finalist, Beullah Rose Prize, Smartish Pace, 2019.

Semi-finalist, Crab Orchard First Book Prize, 2014.


Finalist, Linquist and Vennum Prize for Poetry, Milkweed Editions, 2014.


Honorable Mention, Gulf Coast Poetry Prize, 2010.


Winner of The Bea Gonzalez Prize for Poetry, Stone Canoe, 2009.

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