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Education 

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

Teaching Experience

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.

Pedagogical Education 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

        Teaching Composition

        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 Experience

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.

Professional Experience

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.

Creative Publications

        "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.

Editorial Experience

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