I am currently the Interviews Editor for the American Literary Review, and a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas.  Previously, I recieved my M.F.A. in poetry
from the University of Maryland in 2009, and stayed on to teach for three years afterward.  I have taught creative writing workshops, both poetry and multi-genre, as well as
rhetoric and composition classes.  I work as a translator focusing on German poetry, however, I have also studied and translated Old and Middle English.  

Originally from:

Tallahassee Florida


B.A. from Florida State University (2006)

M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Maryland (2009)

Prospective Ph.D. Candidate at the University of North Texas


University of North Texas

English 1310

Taught six sections of College English Spring ‘13

English 1320, Spring 2014

Will teach two sections of 1320

University of Maryland

English 294 Fall ’08, Spring ‘09

Taught two sections of introduction to creative writing

English 297 Spring ‘08

Taught introductory poetry workshop

English 101 Fall ’06 – Spring ‘12

Taught twenty sections of First Year Writing

English 101S – Scholars Fall ’10– Spring ‘11

Taught four sections of Scholars English

Professional Development:

Group leader for English 101 professional development day Spring ‘08

By request presented on pedagogical approaches and using small group

settings for student-editing, the advantages small workshop settings

on students modes of learning and development.

Presenter for English 101 professional development day Spring ‘10

Presented on an essay assignment developed for English 101,

the individual and society and the inhering conflicts


Martin Rock

Glenn Shaheen

Tyler Mills

Kyle McCord

Oni Buchanan: The Mandrake Vehicles

The Loaded Bicycle


The Kraken Reading Series

American Literary Review