Curriculum Vita & Previous Employment

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Education:

Ph.D. in English, Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, 2011

Dissertation Title: “Forbidden Bodily Knowledge: Representations of Transformative Violence in Early Modern and Postmodern Entertainment” 

M.A. in English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg Pennsylvania, 2004

B.A. in English, Art Studio minor, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, 2001

Professional Appointments/Employment:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications, Susquehanna University (2015-present)

During my two-year appointment at SU, I've instructed courses in Film Studies, Ethics and Leadership, Journalism, and Public Speaking. I serve on the Committee for the Central Curriculum, participate in admissions and recruitment events, and advise senior students in independent study projects.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University

I taught courses in Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, composition, and film studies during this one-year appointment. 

 

 

 

Ph.D. in English, Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, 2011

Dissertation Title: “Forbidden Bodily Knowledge: Representations of Transformative Violence in Early Modern and Postmodern Entertainment” 

M.A. in English, Bucknell University, Lewisburg Pennsylvania, 2004

B.A. in English, Art Studio minor, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, 2001

Temporary, Full-Time Instructor of English, Bloomsburg University (2017-present)

I'm currently in my second year at Bloomsburg, instructing first-year writing courses and English electives. I serve on the Formal Hearing Board Committee, as well as acting as a judge for the Department's Literary Essay Competition. 

Visiting Assistant Professor of Communications, Susquehanna University (2015-2017)

During my two-year appointment at SU, I've instructed courses in Film Studies, Ethics and Leadership, Journalism, and Public Speaking. I served on the Committee for the Central Curriculum, participate in admissions and recruitment events, and advise senior students in independent study projects.

Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University

I taught courses in Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, composition, and film studies during this one-year appointment. 

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Board Member and 2019 Conference Committee Co-Chair, Pennsylvania College English Association

Conference theme: "Igniting the Canon: (De) Constructing What Makes Reading 'Great' in the Classroom and Beyond" 

Interim Assistant Director, Griot Institute for Africana Studies, Bucknell University (2013)

Series Programmer, "The Civil Rights Movement: Fifty Years Later"

Center Assistant, Griot Institute & Presidential Arts Initiative, Bucknell University (2011-2012)

Conference Coordinator, "Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Assistant Editor, Griot Project Book Series, "The Clearing: Forty Years with Toni Morrison, 1970-2010"

Bucknell Arts Council, Capital Campaign Subcommittee

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"Tearing Down Tradition's Walls: Memory, Tradition, and Two Versions of Shakespeare." Recovering What We’ve Lost: Essays on Memory in Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Tales. Heather Urbanski, ed. McFarland, 2017 [forthcoming 2020].

Entries in The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema. [forthcoming 2019]. 

"The Wicked Bitch of the East: Feminine Resistance in Taylor Hackford’s Dolores Claiborne."  [Inter]sections: Quarterly Journal of American Studies. Vol 4, No. 16, Fall/Winter 2011.  www.americanstudies.ro

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Bucknell University: Literature and Composition; 20th Century Science Fiction Cinema; Auteurs: The Films of Alfred Hitchcock; Auteurs: The Films of Clint Eastwood; New Hollywood Cinema; World Cinema; Melodrama and the Woman's Film; Melodrama, Horror, and the Combat Film; Introduction to the Horror Film; Gothic Literature and Film; Shakespeare. 

Susquehanna University: Introduction to Film; International Film; Public Speaking; Ethics and Leadership; Combat Film and Literature; Writing and Thinking About Writing. 

Lehigh University: Composition and Literature; Combat Narrative and Film; Shakespeare; Shakespeare Adaptations; Contemporary Literature; Introduction to Film. 

Writing Courses (various levels) at Pennsylvania State University--Hazleton Campus, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Bloomsburg University, Luzerne County Community College

Courses Taught/Previous Institutions:

Web-Based & Public Writing:

“’Valar Dohaeris’:Problems of Transmedia Storytelling in Game of Thrones.” Susquehanna University Scholarly Commons. 4 April 2015. www.scholarlycommons.susqu.edu

The Killer in/and the Girl: Alexandre Aja’s High Tension. BitchFlicks.com. 29 October 2015. www.btchflcks.com

The Margins of Dystopia: Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. BitchFlicks.com. 29 July 2015. www.btchflcks.com

King Vidor’s Stella Dallas and the Utter Gracelessness of Grace. BitchFlicks.com. 28 February 2015. www.btchflcks.com

“But I do!”: Releasing Repressed Rage in The Ring. BitchFlicks.com. 28 November 2014. www.btchflcks.com

Because Being Female is Terrifying Enough: #YesAllWomen and The Exorcism of Emily Rose. BitchFlicks.com. 27 October 2014. www.btchflcks.com

Twelve Essential Coen Brothers Films You Need to See. Taste of Cinema.com. 16 July 2014. www.tasteofcinema.com

The Fractured Rape/Revenge Fantasies of Julie Taymor’s Titus. BitchFlicks.com. 22 April 2014. www.btchflcks.com.

Porno Moms and the Sexual Healing of Family in Boogie Nights. BitchFlicks.com. 27 January 2014. www.btchflcks.com.

The Horror of Female Sexual Awakening: Black Swan. BitchFlicks.com. 24 December 2013. www.btchflcks.com

Other Work Experience: Bloomsburg University Financial Aid Student Administrative Assistant; B. Moss Company retail associate; Server and Bartender at The Nooning House, Inc.