CV

Creative projects:
  • Manuscript in process: Untitled (science fiction) [currently working on this]
  • Manuscript in process: From the Horse's Mouth (84k words)
  • Manuscript in process: At the Wake (fiction, 76k words).
  • Manuscript: Bidding Wars (speculative fiction, 57k words).
  • Manuscript: Thompson Twins Detective Series (K-3, 12k words).
  • Manuscript in process: Untitled, Ann Arbor (adult fiction) [Shelved]
  • “Death by Fish.” (short story). Iconoclast. Daemon College: Amherst, New York. (forthcoming Spring 2018).
  • “The Racist.” (short story) Blue Earth Review. Minnesota State University, Mankato, Spring 2006. 88-92.
Academic publications:
Conference presentations:
  • “Does Anyone Read the Affiliate Journals? A Conversation toward Energizing a Potential Readership.” NCTE Conference. Minneapolis, MN. Nov 19-22, 2015.
  • “Being strategic with collaborative learning: Why intentional group formation matters.” NCTE Conference. Minneapolis, MN. Nov 19-22, 2015.
  • "Great Power, responsibility, disability: analyzing disabilities in superhero comics." Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con. San Diego, CA. July 9-12, 2015.
  • “Graphically Engaging Students in (and with) Graphic Subject Matters.” Plenary session. MNWE Conference. Inver Grove Heights, MN. March 26-27, 2015.
  • “The Multigenre Research Project: How to Successfully Implement and Assess it in Your Own Classroom.” MNWE Conference. Inver Grove Heights, MN. March 26-27, 2015.
  • "Stories at the Front Door: Using Narratives to Break Down Barriers in First-Year Composition." NCTE Conference. Washington DC. Nov 20-23, 2014.
  • "Cocks and Comix: youth culture's use of the phallus in the punk movement." Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con. San Diego, CA. July 18-21, 2013.
  • "Author Character Sheets: D&D Meets Lit Survey Classes." MnWE Conference. Bloomington, MN. April 4-5, 2013.
  • "Medical Humanities Supersession/Workshop: Cultural Crossovers: Medicine and the Humanities in Classrooms and Beyond." MnWE Conference. Bloomington, MN. April 4-5, 2013.
  • "Heal Thyself, Heal Thy Neighbor: Narrative Medicine, From Private to Performance." Survive and Thrive. St. Cloud, MN. Oct 23-27, 2012.
  • “Literatures in English, in a Composition Course,” Literatures in English: A Conference at St. Olaf College. Northfield, MN. Jun 7-9, 2007.
  • “Reloading the Canon: Teaching the Latin American Boom Novel,”Minnesota Council of Teachers of English: Finding our Voices. Brainerd, MN. Apr 27-28, 2007.
  • “Making Sense of Huckleberry Finn’s Ending, 121 Years Later: Another Possible Reading,” NAHE Conference: The Golden Gateways of the Humanities: Transgressions/Transformation, Dissonance/Harmony. San Francisco, CA. Feb 28-Mar 1, 2007.
  • “Breaking down Boundaries with the Anonymity of Computers: Pedagogical Techniques for Synchronous and Asynchronous Chats and Discussions,” Great Plans Alliance for Computers and Writing Conference: Online Pedagogies: Making Space for Social Networks. Mankato, MN. Nov 10, 2006.
  • “Teaching Clarissa,” Minnesota Council of Teachers of English. Rochester, MN. Apr 28-29, 2006.
  • “The Quixotic Dream of Twain’s Jim,” Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language and Media. DeKalb, IL. Apr 1, 2006.
  • “Service Learning in English Composition; Are you Mad?” MnSCU Conference on Realizing Student Potential. Minneapolis, MN. Feb 24, 2006.
  •  “Unraveling Myths: Women in Don Quixote,” Don Quixote Across the Discipline Unraveling Myth(s). Mankato, MN. Oct 13-14, 2005.