education

Ph.D. Candidate '16 - '21 

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Department of Literature and Criticism

Dissertation: Carceral Witnessing Literature

Service: Professional Development Fellow, Teaching Associate, Frederick Douglass Institute Researcher

 

M.A. English '15

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Capstone project: "Confronting the Spectacle: John Carpenter's They Live" and "Anarchafeminism in Nawal El Sadaawi's Woman at Point Zero" (video production presented at Purdue University post graduation)
                                                 
M.Ed. Globalization and Educational Change '12

Lehigh University 

Intern: United Nations [Manhattan, NY]
                                                  
TESOL Certification '11

Lehigh University 

        

B.A. English '10 

Centenary University

Fellow: Summer Culture and Language Program

Intern: Centenary Stage Company

publishing

TERSE. Journal    fears, futures, phantasmagorical, funsized

executive editor

2016-Present

A more abstract, web-based publication, TERSE. has been a space for a variety of subjects such as embodiment, difference, and technology. 

The North Meridian Review A Journal of Culture and Scholarship

assistant managing editor

2018-Present

Housed in northern Indianapolis, this independent journal’s mission is to bring together multiple academic fields and non-traditional voices in a place of sustained reflection and debate.

Rag Queen Periodical  a space for femme and non-binary creatives

co-founder, creative director, designer

2015-2019

This publication was founded with partner Kailey Tedesco in order to forge a local space for writings which discussed issues relating to gender and sexuality. To date there are 5 printed volumes and a thriving blog with Tedesco serving as editor-in-chief and myself as the designer/creative director. There have also been many gatherings under the RQP moniker, either organized by Tedesco or myself. 

Lehigh Valley Vanguard  occupying the intersection of art and politics

founder, managing editor

2014-2017

Lehigh Valley Vanguard was a locally-based web and print publishing platform for writers and artists interested in civic engagement and social justice. It was also community-organizing focused group with meetings where we would discuss political philosophy and have featured readers for poetry gatherings. To date I've published many authors dealing with subversive themes in the 13 volumes of printed books still available on Amazon. 

teaching

Instructor of English

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

2019-2020

Taught on campus: English Composition (101) and Research (202)

**Department of Corrections Instructor Fall 2019:

Provided virtual instruction of 101 and 202 to incarcerated students with a 202 theme of "Hauntology."

202 Syllabus

 

Adjunct Professor of Composition, Academic Coach, Writing Tutor
DeSales University
2016-2019

Taught: English Composition I&II
Tutored: All academic subjects undergraduate and graduate for students who needed help with study skills and academic guidance

 

Graduate Fellowship: Writing Center Assistant, Tutor
Kutztown University Writing Center                                        
2014-2015

Made classroom visits to educate about the benefits of a writing center on overall college success

Tutored: All academic subjects with essay assignments

 

Adjunct Instructor, Tutor
Northampton Community College                                            
2013-2014
Taught: English as a Second Language Speaking Level III
Tutored: All academic subjects for undergraduates with essay assignments

 

Adjunct Instructor
Centenary College of New Jersey (now Centenary University)         

2012
Taught: College English                              

 

Adjunct Instructor, Tutor
Warren County Community College                        
2011-2013
Taught: English Composition I (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013) English Composition II (Spring 2012)
English as a Second Language for College Prep (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012) Basic Writing (Fall 2013)
Tutored: English Composition I & II

 

Aerobics Instructor, Gym Trainer, Early Childhood Classroom Aide            (AFAA Certified)
Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity                 
2006-2011

Service

Professional Development Fellow

Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Department

January 2019-December 2019

Researcher: Student Identity Outcomes

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Frederick Douglass Institute

October 2018-May 2019

 

Our (Digital) Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing, and Social Justice Conference Steering Committee and Digital Humanities Reviewer, Lehigh University. 
Conference Dates: April 20-22, 2018

Founding member Citizen Media Center 

with Kevin Mahoney and Rick Smith

Kutztown, Pennsylvania 

Guest Editor

Burning House Press, November 2019 Issue: "No Machine Without a Ghost"

 
Invited Lectures

 

"Using Art & Culture to Teach Composition" for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Teaching Associates on November 12th, 2019.

 

"Witness, Difference, Confinement and a Spectral Theory of Incarceration" for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Graduate Student Organization meeting Beyond the Academy: Reaching and Serving Multiple Communities through the Practices of Public-Facing Scholarship on July 19th, 2019. 

 

"Academic Adjacent Careers" as part of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania English Department Professional Development Fellows on March 8th, 2019.

 

21st Annual Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Women and Gender Studies Conference Keynote Speaker April 9th, 2016 DeSales University


Guest Lecturer “Introduction to English Studies” graduate class, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania on March 23rd, 2016.

Television

Guest panelist WFMZ Business Matters "How Is President Trump Doing So Far?" February 2017.


Conference Presentations


"Affective Protest and Pedagogy" at Lehigh University 3rd Annual Literature and Social Justice Conference March 2017.

 

#realacademicbios as Genre” presented at Social Justice for a Global Working Class MLWCH Colloquium June 10th, 2016.

 

“Protest, Pedagogy, and Practice: Igniting Communities” presented at University of Pennsylvania Gender and Women’s Studies and Media Activism Collective Conference: PROTEST April 22nd, 2016.

 

“Anarcha-feminism in Woman at Point Zero” presented at the Purdue University Anarchism and the Body conference on June 13th, 2015.


Panels


"Protest Pedagogy: in the Classroom and Beyond," With Sarah Heidebrink-Bruno and Joanna Grimm. Panel for University of Pennsylvania Gender and Women’s Studies and Media Activism Collective Conference: PROTEST April 22nd, 2016.


“Alternative Pedagogies,” With Jesse Cohn and Michelle Campbell. Panel for the Anarchism and the Body conference at Purdue University. June 13th, 2015.


“Writing Outside the Lines,” With Joey Jobes, Kira Apple, and Amanda Funk. Featured panel on negotiating academic writing as a writing tutor for the Kutztown University College Composition Conference. May 2015.


Alternative Pedagogies, a panel for the academic journal Hybrid Pedagogy through the month of February, 2015 (via live “Tweet-ups” and Google Hangouts On Air).

 

Volunteering Projects


Arts Community of Easton Tent Manager & Artisan Participant Easton Farmers’ Market: July 2013-August 2014

 

Art Curator


“Upcycled Masterpieces”Art Show and Poetry Reading Arts Community of Easton Gallery C January 2014


“Reanimated Movements” Art Show and Poetry Reading Arts Community of Easton Gallery C August 2013  

 
Public Speaking/Performance

Featured Reader "Monday Night Poetry Series" Hava Java Allentown, PA Dec. 2016
Featured Reader "Make Art Not Money" KUDU Creative Easton, PA June 2016

Featured Reader “Octopus: Eight Poets Read” Connexions Gallery Easton, PA Oct. 2015

Featured Reader “Spiral Bookcase Reading” The Spiral Bookcase Philadelphia, PA Sept. 2015

Featured Reader “Poetry Reading” Quadrant Book Mart and Coffee House Easton, PA Aug. 2015

Featured Reader “Six Rooms, Six Performances II” Bethlehem House Gallery Bethlehem, PA Jul. 2015

 

Webseries

 

Explorations of Identity

A secular spirituality podcast using divination from tarot, astrology, and esoteric teachings.

Barely Professors

Barely Professors was a talk show filmed at Lafayette College Williams Center for the Arts directed by Adam MacHose.

 

Lehigh Valley Vanguard LIVE ON AIR "a show where we have special guests and analyze culture"

30 Episode Series for Lehigh Valley Vanguard (archived) 
 

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