Ph.D. in English Literature and Creative Writing, SUNY Binghamton, 2009

Creative Dissertation, Mistakes Were Made: Poems

Fields of Study: Modern, Postmodern, and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

M.A. in English Literature, Kent State University, 2004

May 2001 B.A. in English Literature (Honors) and Theatre, Wittenberg University, Cum Laude

Teaching Experience

Delaware Valley College, 2011-present


Lehigh Carbon Community College, 2010

Composition, Literature

SUNY Binghamton, 2004-2009

Creative Writing, Literature, Composition

Kent State University, 2002-2004

Composition, Literature

Academic Service and Editing

SUNY Binghamton

2007-2008 Associate Editor, Harpur Palate

2005-2007 Poetry Co-Editor, Harpur Palate

2004-2005 Poetry Editorial Board Member, Harpur Palate

2005-2006 Treasurer, Writing by Degrees Conference

2004-2006 Moderator, Poetry and Academic Panels, Writing by Degrees Conference

2004-2005 Vice-President, Graduate English Organization

Kent State University

2003-2004 Treasurer, Association of Graduate English Students

2002-2003 Graduate Student Representative, Writing Program

2002-2003 Graduate Assistant, Technology and Writing Research

Wittenberg University

2000-2001 Co-Editor, The Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art

1998-2000 Editorial Board Member, The Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art

Tutoring Experience

2001-2002 Writing Adviser, Lehigh Carbon Community College Writing Center, PA.

2000-2001 Writing Adviser, Wittenberg University Writing Center, Springfield, OH.

Presentations, Publications, Readings

June 2011 “Poetry Is a Rival Government Always in Opposition to its Cruder Replicas: “Williams Carlos Williams’ Contact with Politics in the 1930s.” Life along the Passaic River: The Fourth Biennial Conference of the William Carlos Williams Society. William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey.

May 2008 Featured Reader, Poetry Night at the Cafe Connection, Norwich, NY.

Fall 2007 “The Time Nat Zilske Nearly Beat Up a Bunch of Lacrosse Players” and “Binghamton Haiku.” Arc of a Cry. Binghamton, NY.

Oct. 2007 Featured Reader, NoPrize Poetry Reading, Binghamton, NY.

Spring 2007 “Bread.” Cartographer Electric 4, Binghamton, NY.

May 2007 Featured Reader, Cartographer Electric Poetry Reading, Binghamton, NY.

April 2005 Featured Reader, Wordscape Graduate Student Reading, Binghamton, NY.

Feb. 2004 “Putting Together Bare Possibilities: Thomas Kinsella’s Quest for Order and Communication in the Artistic Act.” 20th Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, KY.

Dec. 2003 “Nothing to Be Done with this Impossible Heap: Dialogue and Play in Waiting for Godot and Endgame.” English Graduate Student Colloquium, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

April 2003 “‘To Sail Free in Her Own Element’: A Feminist Approach to the ‘Cress’ Letters in William Carlos Williams’ Paterson.” Graduate Student Senate Colloquium, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Spring 2000 “The Poet’s Eye Seeing the World” and “It is a Design.” The Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art, Springfield, OH.

April 1999 “No Ideas But in Things: A New Historicist Approach to ‘Spring and All’ by William Carlos Williams.” National Undergraduate Literature Conference, Weber State University, Ogden, UT.

Spring 1999  Excerpts from “A Postmodern Song of Myself.” The Wittenberg Review of Literature and Art, Springfield, OH.

Spring 1999 “Emerson and Whitman: The One and the Many.” Spectrum: Writing at Wittenberg 14: 25-30, Springfield, OH.

Theatre Experience

May 2009 Actor, Incantations by Dawn Saliba. Binghamton University.

Aug. 2003 Playwright, Meaningful Conversation (one-act). Ten Minute Play Competition, Source Theater, Washington DC.

Mar. 2003 Director, The Lysistrata Project. The Kent Stage Coffee House, Kent, OH.

2000-2002 Stage Manager and Dramaturg, it is no desert by Dan Stroeh

(2001 Kennedy Center National Student Playwriting Award Winning Play)

Springfield, OH, Milwaukee, WI, Washington, DC, Cincinnati, OH.

April 2001 Co-Director, The Runner Stumbles. Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.

Feb. 2001 Director, Hamlet. Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.

Nov. 2000 Director, The Private Ear (one-act). Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.

1997-2001 Actor, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH.

Roles in Amadeus, Rain (one-act), Six Degrees of Separation, Inspector, Water and Wine (one-act), You Never Can Tell, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Godspell, The Brute (one-act), Enemy of the People, The Diary of Anne Frank

Honors and Awards

Wittenberg University

Spring 2001 Award for Excellence in Literary Studies

Spring 2001 Lester S. Crowl Creativity Award

Spring 2001 Award for Excellence in Playwriting

Spring 1999  Ostrom Award for Expository Writing

Spring 1998  Ostrom Award for Expository Writing

Professional Affiliations and Languages

Modern Language Association

Proficient in French