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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
Graduate Student Teacher (instructor of record), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Fall 2021—current
English: Composition I: Multimodal Composition
English: Composition II: Multimodal Rhetoric & 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
Conference Presentations & Invited Talks
“Writing Realistic Dialogue in Fiction: Strategies, Formatting, & Revision.” Early College Academy, Albuquerque, NM. Mar. 1, 2022.
“Teaching with Adobe Audition: Creating Multimodal Assignments.” English Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM,
Nov. 16, 2021.
Stringfield, S.R., & Dyches, J. “How intertextual transactions disrupt systems of oppression.” Literary Research
Association, November 2018, Indian Wells, CA.
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Genre Theory & Pedagogy
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 Assistant, School of Education, Iowa State University, Ames, IA Spring 2018—Summer 2018
Work independently and as a team on a variety of research task, including: reviewing relevant publications, formulating study
parameters, attaining Internal Review Board approval, conducting in-class research, organizing and interpreting data, writing and
presenting study results, organizing and completing conference applications.
Public Relations Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: Fall 2021—Spring 2022
Promote equity, inclusion, and improvement through effective communication strategies and skills, internally and externally, to help
GPSA actualize its goals of providing awareness of educational services, programs and events, grants and scholarships, and advocacy
for professional and graduate students at UNM.
Writing Consultant, College of Western Idaho, Boise, ID: Fall 2019—Summer 2020
Guide students through the writing process from brainstorming to revision; address specific concerns including sentence mechanics,
organization and structure, overall content, and citation methods; teach independent revision strategies focusing on long-term writing
goals; advise on critical and creative works.
"New." JMWW. Forthcoming. Web.
"Very, Very, Very, Very Serious." Flash Fiction Magazine. Sep. 29, 2021. 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.
Assistant Editor, Fiction, Newfound Journal Feb. 2020—Nov. 2021
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