Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

  • Digital Production Associate, Stanford University Press, 2016-present

In this Mellon-funded position, I evaluate the technology powering digital projects accepted for publication to ascertain their sustainability and amenability to current and developing archiving and preservation methods. To guide authors and developers to such objectives, I produce the Press’s digital project guidelines and recommendations on platforms, coding standards, and documentation of development and labor contribution. I also coordinate the production workflow, which involves managing the projects’ hosting environments, consulting with contracted authors and developers on projects’ technical attributes, cataloging and registering projects with identifying metadata, advocating for improvement in classification vocabularies for born-digital work, and working with Stanford University Libraries to identify and establish archiving solutions for each project’s unique needs and formats. Additionally, I am the lead author of the project blog at blog.supDigital.org.

Recent Academic Positions

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Oklahoma State University, 2011-2016

In this position, which I started the first semester after receiving my PhD, I taught courses ranging from Introduction to Literature, Survey of British Literature (1800-present), Honors Critical Analysis and Writing, and Freshman Composition. I taught Comp online and also developed and taught the university’s first online Intro to Lit course. I developed and taught a custom curriculum for Honors Critical Writing Courses focusing on topics of remix and digital identity. I also led workshops for other instructors on advancing students’ digital identities in the classroom and using blogs as tools for students to assess their progress and establish a professional online presence. In this and previous teaching positions, I have earned excellent reviews from both students and colleagues.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English, James Joyce, Digital Literacies and Literature, University of Texas at Austin, 2011
  • M.A. in English, Contemporary Literature, University of Central Oklahoma, 2004
  • B.A. in English, University of Central Oklahoma, 2002

Dissertation

Digital Projects

Lectures

Publications

Conference Papers

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Instructor, 2018-present, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2011-2016, Oklahoma State University
  • Adjunct Instructor, 2010-2011, 2004-2006, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Adjunct Instructor, 2007-2011, Northwest Vista College, Alamo Community Colleges, San Antonio, TX
  • Assistant Instructor, 2008-2010, University of Texas at Austin
  • Teaching Assistant, 2007-2008, University of Texas at Austin
  • Reading Instructor, 2007-2009, Austin University Outreach Center, University Jumpstart Program (8-9th grade)
  • Adjunct Instructor, 2004-2006
    • Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City
    • Oklahoma City Community College
    • Rose State College, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Teaching Assistant, 2002-2004, University of Central Oklahoma

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Literature (ENGL 2413)
  • Masterworks of Literature: British (E 316K)
  • British Literature I: Anglo-Saxon through Neo-Classical (ENGL 2322)
  • British Literature II: Romantic to Contemporary (ENGL 2653)
  • World Literature I: Antiquity through the Renaissance (ENGL 2332)
  • World Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present (ENGL 2333)
  • English Composition I (ENGL 1113, 1301)
  • English Composition II (ENGL 1213, 1302)
  • Honors Critical Analysis and Writing I (ENGL 1313)
  • Honors Critical Analysis and Writing II (ENGL 1413)
    • Theme: Remix
    • Theme: Digital Identity
  • Rhetoric of Web Identities (RHE 309K)
  • Rhetoric and Writing (RHE 306)
  • General Humanities—Ancient to Medieval (HUM 2113)
  • General Humanities—Renaissance to Modern (HUM 2223)
  • Mythology (HUM 2143)
  • Success Central (UNIV 1002)
  • Student Success Strategies (GEN 1152)

Technology

  • 2016 Breakout Workshop Leader, “Creating and Using Literary Maps in Google Earth,” THATCamp, Oklahoma State University
  • 2014 Breakout Session Presenter, “Teaching Digital Identity.” Composition Program Spring Orientation, Oklahoma State University
  • 2013 Workshop Leader, “Personalizing D2L for Your Composition Course.” Department of English, Oklahoma State University
  • 2008-2010 Design Specialist, Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin. In this role, I assisted undergrad and grad students as well as professors with their digital design needs. I also designed publicity material for the DWRL’s speaker series and led workshops for faculty and students on Adobe Creative Suite and best practices in graphic design.
  • 2010 Workshop Leader, “Flyer Workshop: Using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to Create Flyers and Posters,” Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2010 Workshop Co-Leader, “Best Practices for Digital Images Workshop,” Digital Writing and Research Lab, University of Texas at Austin

Graphic Design Samples

Course/Content Management Systems

Since 2004, I have used a variety of platforms to develop and teach online courses in writing, literature, and humanities. My experience with the changing online environments makes me adept at learning new systems quickly. I have used the following content/course management systems to teach online classes and supplement on-ground classes:

  • Moodle
  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Edmodo
  • Google Classroom
  • Desire2Learn / Brightspace
  • Blackboard

Software and Programs:   HTML, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks), FTP, Drupal, WordPress, CATMA (text mining and markup), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, etc.), multiple blogging and social media platforms.

Editorial Experience

Webinars, Panels, and Pedagogical Resources

Services

  • 2005-2006 Adjunct Academic Advisor, Rose State College
  • 2006 General Education Writing Assessment, Oklahoma City Community College
  • 2004-2006: Co-webmaster, University of Central Oklahoma English Dept.
  • 2004, 2005 Faculty Enhancement Session: Turnitin.com University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2003 Online Composition Committee, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2003 Internship in English, Teaching Composition Online

Professional Organizations

  • 2017-present Electronic Literature Lab Research Affiliate
  • 2016-present Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (Member)
  • 2010-present International James Joyce Foundation (Member)
  • 2009-present Modernist Studies Association (Member)
  • 2015-present Modern Language Association (Member)
  • 2014-2015 Popular Culture Association (Member)
  • 2008-2012 MERLOT (Member)
  • 2007-2011 English Graduate Group, University of Texas at Austin (Member)
  • 2006 Two Year College English Association, Southwest (Member)
  • 2003-2005 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2003-2005 South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2002-2004 AAUP (Graduate Student Member)
  • 2002-2004 English Graduate Organization (Treasurer)
  • 2003-2004 English Society, University of Central Oklahoma (President)
  • 2003 English Society (Vice President)
  • 2002 English Society (Treasurer)

Honors/Awards

  • 2011 Orville Wendell O’Neal Memorial Endowed Scholarship in English, University of Texas at Austin
  • Fall 2010 Excellence Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2009 Professional Development Award, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007-2010 Graduate Student Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2004 Regina Woodbury Scholar, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2002-2004 Graduate Assistant Scholarship, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2003, 2004 English Graduate Organization Travel Grant, University of Central Oklahoma
  • 2001-2004 President’s and Dean’s Honor Roll

Foreign Language

  • German, Proficient Reading and Writing Knowledge
  • Computer Languages

References

Research:

  • Dr. Alan W. Friedman
    Thaman Professor of English and Comparative Literature
    University of Texas at Austin
    Department of English
    208 W 21st St., Stop B5000
    Austin, TX 78712-1040
    friedman@austin.utexas.edu
  • Dr. Claire A. Culleton
    Professor of English
    Department of English
    Kent State University
    Kent, OH 44242
    cculleto@kent.edu
  • Dr. Brian Bremen
    Associate Professor of English
    University of Texas at Austin
    Department of English
    208 W 21st St., Stop B5000
    Austin, TX 78712-1040
    bremen@austin.utexas.edu
  • Dr. Justin Hodgson
    Assistant Professor of English
    University of Indiana
    Ballantine Hall 442
    1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
    Bloomington, IN 47405-7103
    hodgson@indiana.edu

Teaching:

  • Dr. Ron Brooks
    Associate Professor English
    Oklahoma State University
    Department of English
    205 Morrill Hall
    Stillwater, OK 74078
    ron.brooks@okstate.edu
  • Dr. Diane Davis
    Professor of Rhetoric and Writing
    University of Texas at Austin
    Department of English
    208 W 21st St., Stop B5000
    Austin, TX 78712-1040
    ddd@austin.utexas.edu