In 2017 I earned my Ph.D. from Lehigh University, where I completed my dissertation entitled “ ‘A Psychiatrist is the God of Our Age’: Contemporary American Fiction and the Postmodern Critique of Psychiatry.” A writer of fiction, creative non-fiction, and academic essays, I have pieces published in BOATT Press, per contra, decomp, Literary Orphans, One Throne Magazine, Superstition Review, Readings: A Journal for Scholars and Readers, Kritikos, Rhizomes, English Studies in Canada and The Apollonian Journal, among others.
In 2013, I passed my field exams in post-45 American Literature and Digital Humanities with dual distinction. Over the years, I have published over three dozen works of scholarship and creative writing and presented conference papers and read at creative writing workshops in over ten states.
For seven years I taught first-year writing, interdisciplinary topics, and upper-level literature at Lehigh University, where I also tutored in the Writing Center and edited the university’s creative arts journal, Amaranth. I’m also proud to have developed a public humanities website, with Dr. Mary Foltz and Adam Heidebrink-Bruno, entitled The Southsider.
I am now a Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Teaching Fellow at the University of South Florida-Tampa. I teach classes in technical writing for health science majors, professional writing for business majors, and literature classes to various class levels. I also lead a DH/D-Ped initiative at the university aimed at community outreach and social justice.