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
Intern: United Nations [Manhattan, NY]
TESOL Certification '11
B.A. English '10
Fellow: Summer Culture and Language Program
Intern: Centenary Stage Company
Instructor of English
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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."
Adjunct Professor of Composition, Academic Coach, Writing Tutor
January 2016-December 2018
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
August 2014-May 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
February 2013-December 2014
Taught: English as a Second Language Speaking Level III
Tutored: All academic subjects for undergraduates with essay assignments
Centenary College of New Jersey (now Centenary University) August 2012-December 2012
Taught: College English
Adjunct Instructor, Tutor
Warren County Community College
August 2011-December 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
Oct. 2006-May 2011
The North Meridian Review A Journal of Culture and Scholarship
assistant managing editor
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.
TERSE. Journal fears, futures, phantasmagorical, funsized
founder, curator/editor, designer
A more abstract, web-based publication, TERSE. has been a space for a variety of subjects such as embodiment, difference, and technology.
Rag Queen Periodical a space for femme and non-binary creatives
co-founder, creative director, designer
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
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.
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
"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.
Guest panelist WFMZ Business Matters "How Is President Trump Doing So Far?" February 2017.
"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.
"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).
Arts Community of Easton Tent Manager & Artisan Participant Easton Farmers’ Market: July 2013-August 2014
“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
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
A secular spirituality podcast using divination from tarot, astrology, and esoteric teachings.
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)