PhD student in University of New Mexico's Rhetoric & Writing program, current

MFA in Creative Writing & Environment, Iowa State University, 2019

         Graduate Thesis: The Words We Cannot Say: A Novel

B.A. in English, Creative Writing, University of Tennessee, 2014

Publications & Presentations


        "Very, Very, Very, Very Serious." Flash Fiction Magazine. Forthcoming. Web. 

        "The Animals They Used to Be." The Waking. Aug. 3, 2021. Web.

         "Halfway House for Runaway Dads." Cotton Xenomorph. Mar. 15, 2021. Web.

         “Bird.” NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. Dec. 1, 2020. Web.

         “Strongman.” Bandit Fiction. Nov. 29, 2020. Web.


         Dyches, J., & Stringfield, S.R. “How intertextual transactions disrupt systems of oppression.” Literary Research

                   Association, November 2018, Indian Wells, CA.

Editorial Experience

Assistant Editor, Fiction, Newfound Journal                                                                          Feb. 2020—Present

Fiction Editor, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Iowa State U.                            Fall 2017—Spring 2018

Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix Literary Arts Magazine , U. of Tennessee                                     Fall 2013—Winter 2014

Fiction Editor, Phoenix Literary Arts Magazine, U. of Tennessee                                         Fall 2012—Spring 2013

Teaching Experience

Graduate Student Teacher (instructor of record), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM:  Fall 2021—current

         English: Composition I: Multimodal Composition

Graduate Student Teacher (instructor of record), Iowa State University, Ames, IA:                          Fall 2016—Spring 2019

         English: Critical Thinking and Communication

         English: Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Communication: Death & Other Important Conversations    

         English: Introduction to Creative Writing: Workshop

         Honors: LGBTQ+ Representation in Film, Lit, & Pop Culture

         Honors: Butt Dials & Booty Calls: Sex, Sexuality, and Relationships in the Digital Age

Pedagogical Education 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

        Teaching Composition

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

         Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Social Justice Theory, Research, and Praxis

         Teaching Creative Writing Practicum 

         Teaching Literature & Literature Curriculum

         Teaching Multimodal Composition

Research Experience

Research Assistant, School of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA                          Spring 2018—Summer 2018

Work independently and as a team to conduct and present research. Responsibilities include: formulating study parameters, attaining Internal Review Board approval, conducting in-class research, organizing and interpreting data, writing and presenting study results, submitting conference applications.