May 2015 Completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in English
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
54 semester hours fulfilled
Specialization in 20th-Century American Literature
May 2009 Master of Arts in English
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Specialization in Renaissance Literature
May 2006 Bachelor of Arts in English, magna cum laude
The University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
Awards & Honors
2011 University Fellowship and STARS Award, TCU
2010 Teaching Fellowship, Catholic University
2007 Teaching Assistantship, Catholic University
2006 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Dallas
2003 – 2006 Dean’s List, UD
2005 Jake Scott Addison Scholarship for study in Rome, UD
2003 Presidential Scholarship, UD
Academic & Teaching Experience
2012 – 2014 Graduate Instructor, English, Texas Christian University
First-Year Composition: Writing as Inquiry – worked with common syllabus and created unique syllabus
Second-Year Composition: Writing as Argument – created own syllabus, with departmental support, to teach rhetoric and argument to upper-level students from sophomores to seniors
Introduction to Poetry – created syllabus and course website to teach poetry.
2011 – 2012 University Fellow, English, Texas Christian University
Earned prestigious University Fellowship with full stipend and no teaching duties for the first year of study
2010 – 2011 Teaching Fellow, English Language and Literature, Catholic University
Writing Improvement Workshop for Social Work Majors – independently developed syllabus for and taught full three-credit course
The Writing Center – served as an individual writing tutor in the Writing Center at Catholic University
2007 – 2009 Teaching Assistant, English and Media Studies, Catholic University
English 101 Workshop – taught four small-group workshops each week to supplement English 101 for freshmen
The Writing Center – served four semesters as an individual writing tutor in the Writing Center
Film Narrative: Hitchcock; Critical Approaches to Media; Media and History; Introduction to Media Studies – assisted professors
Work in Publishing & Research
2015 – 2016 Audio Transcription Center, Boston, MA
Remote transcriptionist for company specializing in academic and professional audio transcription needs.
2008 – 2009 NICOM, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Researcher in the National Archives for private researching agency
2006 – 2007 Communications Development, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Executive/Personal Assistant and Editorial Assistant for an editorial agency serving the flagship and other publications of the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Department of Education, among others