Curriculum Vitae


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