EDUCATION Doctor of Philosophy in English, with a concentration in Composition & TESOL, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, August 2011. Dissertation: The Role of Feedback in Two Fanfiction Writing Groups. Advisor: Dr. Bennett A. Rafoth. Committee: Dr. Nancy Hayward, Dr. Gian S. Pagnucci
Master of Arts in English, with a concentration in Literary Study, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 2002.
Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Psychology and minor in Sociology, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN, 1998.
Associate of Arts, Hiwassee College, Madisonville, TN, 1996.
Honors Diploma,McMinn County High School, Athens, TN, 1994.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Senior Lecturer (2015-present)
Adjunct Instructor (2002-2005)
Courses taught: ENGL 1010/121 Rhetoric & Composition I, ENGL 1020/122 Rhetoric & Composition II, ENGL 1011 Rhetoric & Composition I with Writing Tutorial, ENGL 106 Developmental Writing, ENGL 2880/277 Professional Writing, ENGL 300 Intermediate Composition, ENGL 3830 Writing Beyond the Academy.
Departmental Committees: Computer Pedagogy Committee (2005-2008, 2012-2013), Composition Committee (2006-2012, 2015-present), Contingent Faculty Issues Committee (2006-2007), Internship Committee (2012-2014), Curriculum Committee (2013-2014).
Service: Teaching Group Facilitator (2005-2006), English Placement Exam Reader (2005-2009), Young Student’s Writing Contest Reader (2006-present), Developed and piloted ENGL 1010+ (now ENGL 1011) 4-hour Rhetoric & Composition with Writing Tutorial (2010), First Year Reading Experience First Class Leader (2012-present), Senior Thesis Committee for Logan Ebel, Philosophy & Religion (2009), Search Committee for Director of UTC Writing & Communication Center (2014).
Interim Director, UTC Writing & Communication Center (2014-2015)
Graduate Assistant for Composition (2001-2002)
Adjunct Facilitator, Bethel Success College Start Program, Chattanooga Campus (2012-2013)
Courses taught: ENGL 111 Writing about Literature, ENGL 470 Exploring the Plays of Shakespeare
Educational Testing Service/The College Board
Reader, AP English Language and Composition Exam (2010-present)
The McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
Assistant Director, Caldwell Writing Center (2001-2005)
St. John United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN
Director of Youth and Leisure Ministries (1998-1999)
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS National Council of Teachers of English (2002-present) – Conference on College Composition and Communication (2002-present), Two-Year College English Association (2014-present)
International Writing Centers Association (2003-2009); Southeastern Writing Centers Association (2002-2006)
Tennessee Writing Centers Collaborative (2004-2008)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2003-2004)
Sigma Tau Delta – National English Honor Society (elected 2002)
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (elected 2007)
PUBLICATIONS The Write Path: Communicating Your Way to Professional Success With Tiffany N. Mitchell, Timothy Parker, and Jean Paul Vaudreuill. Kendall Hunt, 2015.
“Creating Connections between Secondary and College Writing Centers.” The Clearing House. 80.2 (2006): 77-78.
“What I Learned in Charlotte.” Southern Discourse. 6.2 (2003): 3.
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS “Write a Successful Résumé.” UTC Library, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Chattanooga, TN, Apr. 2015.
“Copywriting Best Practices.” UTC Library, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Chattanooga, TN, Feb. 2015.
“Marketing Yourself: Creating Creative Copywrite and Writing Samples.” Invited Workshop. UTC Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Chattanooga, TN, Nov. 2014.
“Cite It Right.” With Priscilla Seaman. Lupton Library, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Chattanooga, TN, Nov. 2014, Feb. 2015, & Mar. 2015.
“Getting Into and Surviving Graduate School.” Faculty Panel. With Joyce Smith, Heather Palmer, Christopher Stuart, Susan North, and Katherine Rehyansky. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta—Xi Alpha Chapter First Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric. Chattanooga, TN, Mar. 2009.
“A Place for Secondary Writing Centers within the Writing Center Community.” With Pamela B. Childers, Sonja S. Bagby, Jeanette Jordan, William Morris, and Meg Tipper. International Writing Centers Association. Houston, TX, Apr. 2007.
“Starting a Writing Center and Making It Work.” With James A. Inman, Jeanette Jordan, Jon Olson, Pamela B. Childers and Dawn Fels. National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 2005.
“Creating Connections through Writing Centers.” Tennessee Writing Centers Collaborative Spring Symposium. The McCallie School. Chattanooga, TN, Apr. 2005.
“Connecting Writing Centers in Secondary Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Collaborative Critical Thinking and Writing.” With Pamela B. Childers and James A. Inman. Southeastern Writing Centers Association. Charleston, SC, Feb. 2005.
“Prioritizing in the Writing Center: Visions and Reality.” With Pamela B. Childers. Southeastern Writing Centers Association. Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2004.
“Organic Centers: Changing Ourselves, Our Goals, and Our Interactions with Faculty and Students.” With Pamela B. Childers. Southeastern Writing Centers Association. Charlotte, NC, Feb. 2003.
“A Comparison of Touch Initiation by Gender in College-Aged Couples.” Carolinas Psychology Conference. Raleigh, NC, Apr. 1998.
AWARDS AND HONORS Exceeds Expectations, UTC EDO, 2014-2015.
College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Award, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2004.
The National Dean’s List, 2000-2001.
The William James Award: Outstanding Student in Psychology, Tennessee Wesleyan College, 1998.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, 1997-1998.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, 1995-1996.
Publications Review Board, The WAC Clearinghouse, 2012-present.
Senior Project Evaluator, Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences, Chattanooga, TN, 2011.
English Section Leader, UTC Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers ACT Prep Workshop, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Member, Board of Governors, Hiwassee College Alumni Association, 2014-present. Committees: Nominations (2014-present).
Local Committee Member, WPA Conference, Chattanooga, TN, 2006.
Harrison United Methodist Church, 2000-present. Committees: Trustee (2003-2005), Outreach Committee (2004-2008; Chair 2008), Pastor-Parish Relations (2005-2007, 2009-2011), Lay Leadership Committee (2012), Finance Committee (2015-present).
Boy Scouts of America Troop 82/Pack 82, Harrison, TN, 2004-2007, 2011-present. Offices held: Troop Committee Chairman (2004-2005), Charter Representative (2011-present).
League Commissioner, Upward Basketball, St. John United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN, 1999.
Counselor, Camp Wesley Woods, Townsend, TN, 1996-1997.