M.F.A. in Creative Writing (fiction), Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio (August 2008-June 2011)

M.A. in English, Creative Writing (fiction), Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida (August 2002-August 2005)

B.A. in English and Creative Writing, Allegheny College
Meadville, Pennsylvania (August 1998-June 2002)

Recent Publications


Reader’s Guide: Stephen King.” The Oyster Review (July 2015)
Seven Great Reads to Celebrate the Release of Steven Millhauser’s Voices in the Night
B&N Reads (May 8, 2015)
Crocuses.” Gulf Coast  Online Exclusive (October 31, 2013)
Purgatory.” One Teen Story  (September 2013)
“Double.” Harpur Palate  (Spring 2013)
“Don’t Go Waiting on My Doorstep, Because I’m Not Gonna Come Home.” The Gettysburg Review 
(Winter 2012)
“The Hotel Fire.” Sou’wester  (Spring 2011)
Figure Drawing.” Narrative  Story of the Week (January 2011)
“Autobiography.” Quick Fiction, 17 (Winter 2010)


Gateway Episodes: Boardwalk Empire.” Slate  Brow Beat Blog (August 8, 2013)
“Pop Wrote the Boy: The Personal/Critical Essayist and Hybrid Critical Memoir.” Fourth Genre (March 2013) 

Editorial & Administrative Experience

Writing Coordinator, Ohio State University Undergraduate Fellowship Office (August 2011 – November 2011)
I provided editorial support to students applying for national fellowships and awards. I worked directly with students who went on to receive the 2011-2012 Churchill Scholarship, 2011-2012 Fulbright grants, 2011-2012 Department of State Critical Language Scholarships, and graduate study awards from the National Science Foundation.

First-Year Writing Program Assistant, Ohio State University (Summer 2009 –Spring 2010)
I assisted in planning and facilitating the staff development workshop for incoming
graduate writing instructors; revised introductory composition curriculum; and offered professional development and on-going support by conducting classroom evaluations.

Content Editor, CTB/McGraw-Hill, The Florida Department of Education (March 2006 –August 2008)
I edited ancillary and test materials for the K-12 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the K-12 Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Examination (WKCE). I also attended WKCE Reading educator meetings to increase program knowledge.