curriculum design
standards-based planning
application of learning theories
evaluation of learning
curriculum assessment
collaboration with SMEs
mentoring/coaching educators
project management
instructor-led teaching (ILT)
virtual instructor-led teaching (VILT)
training facilitation
curricular alignment
resource development
project management
technology integration
content creation
qualitative research
action research
creative and critical analysis


iWork Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
HTML (basic)
Articulate Rise
Articulate Storyline
+ more (It’s fun to learn new software!)


University of Illinois
Certificate in Instructional Design, 2020 (expected)

Illinois State University
Doctorate in English Studies (emphasis: English Education, rhetoric/composition), 2011

University of Mississippi
Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction, 2004

Illinois State University
Bachelor of Arts in English Studies (emphasis: writing), 1999


Neighborhood House
Director of Education, 2019 – Present
Director of Adult Education, 2019 (Common Place)

  • Created instructor-led training, professional development, and eLearning modules for novice and veteran instructors
  • Developed and set educational goals in collaboration with adult basic education learners
  • Coordinated effective curricula for classes, small groups, and individualized tutoring
  • Wrote and administered state, corporate, and foundation grants for education programming

University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Senior Lecturer, Honors Program, 2019-2020
Associate Professor, English Department, 2017-2019

Assistant Professor, English Department, 2011-2017

  • Created original content, including lesson plans and curriculum development materials, organizational tools, instructional videos, peer-edited chapters/articles, national scholarly presentations, annual program evaluations, and teaching observation notes
  • Developed and facilitated face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in LMS environments (Canvas, D2L)
  • Collaborated across the university to evaluate curricular changes, course revisions, academic-program reviews, and university policies through faculty-staff senate and related committees
  • Collaborated with subject-matter experts and learners to redesign course sequence and restructure curricula for English Education program
  • Authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and chapters about course design for adult learners
  • Trained higher-education and preservice/current K-12 instructors in the areas of learning theory, assessment, and digital content development
  • Wrote and coordinated grants in curriculum development, secondary education professional development, and collaborative research with undergraduate scholars
  • Managed projects supported by university and state grant funding, including needs assessment, project design, budgeting, research, project design, recruitment, supervision of 2-15 individuals, occasional international travel, project implementation, and evaluation
  • Created and directed annual writing camp, designed framework for learning, trained and managed 7-10 staff, conducted annual post-evaluations
  • Developed and delivered original content (individually and collaboratively), facilitated learning, and assessed learner progress in all courses in the areas of English Education, rhetoric and composition, critical studies, and literacy education

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Education Consultant, 2015

  • Supported subject-matter experts in creating curricular units, lesson plans, and resources for teachers across North Carolina
  • Edited HTML content and Microsoft Suite texts to reflect best practices in teaching and learning
  • Collaborated with consulting team via virtual communication technology

Illinois State University
Technology Director for Writing Program Leadership Team, 2009-2011
cademic Editor for Graduate School, 2008-2011
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, 2006-2011

  • Facilitated original hybrid and face-to-face courses using the Blackboard learning management system
  • Mentored subject-matter experts in incorporating technology effectively into their first-year writing courses
  • Edited/proofread dissertations and theses, meeting with graduate students to provide feedback
  • Taught first-year writing, advanced writing, methods for teaching writing, methods for teaching literature, and student-teaching supervision

Illinois State Writing Project
Researcher, Teaching Consultant, and Technology Liaison, 2006-2009

  • Mentored K-16 educators in developing curricula, incorporating technology effectively, and teaching writing
  • Created observation protocols for research with National Writing Project
  • Conducted education research in Central Illinois and Chicago
  • Provided professional development for K-16 writing instruction

K-12 English Teaching Positions
Manual Academy (Peoria, IL) 2007-2008
Lowpoint-Washburn High School (Washburn, IL), 2004-2006
Gentry High School (Indianola, MS), 2002-2004

  • Created and delivered original content to 75-150 students
  • Designed and implemented creative writing coursework
  • Taught American literature, British/World literature, first-year composition (dual-credit), creative writing, mass media, and genre-based courses
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