PhD/MFA. teacher. alleged writer. literary + cultural studies scholar. sometimes: design + translation. 


In Fall 2020, I started working as full-time, tenure-track faculty in Communication Studies at South Seattle College. I absolutely love teaching at an access-oriented institution. My students are amazing and I love empowering and supporting them with a variety of theoretical and practical tools in order to engage in self-expression and accomplish their goals. My praxis is informed by anti-racist and student-centered pedagogy. I feel incredibly lucky that this is my job.

South Seattle College, Communication Studies, Full-time, Tenure Track Faculty  (Fall 2020-present)             
Introduction to Communication 

Intercultural Communication 

           Media Criticism

University of Washington, Seattle, Sole Instructor (Fall 2014-Spring 2019)  

Early Fall Intensive Writing Course for underprepared students (fall 2018/2019)

Introduction to Interdisciplinary Writing in the Natural Sciences (fall 2018, winter 2019)

Advanced Multimodal Writing: Podcasting—Storytelling in Sound (spring 2018)

Intermediate Expository Writing: Genres of Nonfiction (fall 2017)

Modern and Postmodern American Literature (summer 2017)

Secularism and Religion in American Literature and Culture (spring 2017)

Introduction to Expository Writing (fall 2014, winter 2015, spring 2015)

University of Washington, Seattle, Teaching Assistant
Comparative Literature and the Holocaust (spring 2016)

Pennsylvania State University, Sole Instructor (2010-2012)
Introduction to Creative Writing (spring 2012)

Introductory Writing (fall 2010, spring 2011, fall 2011)
Teaching Awards

Joan Webber Award for Outstanding Teaching, Department of English, University of Washington

Richard J. Dunn First Year Teaching Award, Department of English, University of   Washington  

Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of English, Pennsylvania State    University

thumbnail image: Winston Smith collage