Michael J. Grove

  • Wayne NE

Teaching Experience

Work History
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Graduate Assistant

Wayne State College

Unsupervised Instructor

Courses Designed and Taught:

          Composition Skills (Five Sections)

          Topics in Literature: Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Literature (One Section)

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Student Teacher

Harry A. Burke High School

Work with cooperating teacher in designing and implementing curriculum for Advanced Placement Language and Literature courses (5 sections) and Honors Word Study Course (one section)

Education

Education
Aug 2013 - May 2015

Masters of Science in Education

Wayne State College

The degree emphasis is Curriculum and Instruction in the English subject endorsement area.

Jan 2011 - May 2013

Bachelor of Science in Education-Secondary English Subject Endorsement

Wayne State College
Aug 2009 - Jan 2011

Associates of Arts-English Education

Central Community College

Teaching/Reasearch Interests

  • Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, and Non-Fiction
  • Shakespeare
  • Victorian England Gothic Literature
  • Ghosts as Symbol in Literature
  • Post-Apocalyptic Literature
  • Dystopian Literature
  • Film and Literature
  • Visual Literacy
  • Rhetoric
  • English Composition
  • Expository Writing

Scholarly Presentations

Gothic Literature Survey

Presented November 2014

  • Paper Presented
    • "The Ghost and the Heroine: An Approach to the Female Victorian Novel"

Senior Seminar: The English Novel

Presented November 2013

  • Paper presented:
    • "A Ghost's Cry for Freedom

Works in Progress

Majestic Inhibition

  • A collection of poetry to be published by Pseudo Poser Production
    • Expected completion date: May 2015

Senior Thesis

  • Majestic Inhibition: A Critical Analysis

Academic Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Suma Cum Laude
    • Wayne State College (May 2013)
  • First Place Poetry Slam XXIX Winner
    • Wayne State College (November 2012)
  • Second Place Lucky 13 Fiction Slam Winner
    • Wayne State College (May 2012)
  • Exceptional Student Award-English
    • Central Community College (Awarded May 2010)
  • Donna Sommer Holmes Endowment Scholarship
    • Awarded 2012-2013
  • Leah Jeanne Miller Memorial Business/English Scholarship
    • Awarded 2012-2013
  • Hanawalt Memorial Scholarship
    • Awarded 2011-2012
  • Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Student Scholarship
    • Awarded 2011-2012
  • Education Quest Scholarship
    • Awarded 2009-2010
  • Retired Teacher Scholarship
    • Awarded 209-2010

Professional Activities and Service

  • Lucky 13 Fiction Slam Preliminaries Judge
    • Wayne State College (November 2014, May 2014, and November 2013)
  • Auctioneer for "Professor Pie Fest Fundraiser" 
    • Wayne State College (April 2014, April 2013, and April 2012)
  • Host for Open Mic at "English Isn't Dead Festival"
    • Wayne State College (April 2014)
  • Guest Lecturer for Poetry Workshop
    • Taught voice and presentation in spoken work slam poetry
    • Wayne State College (April 2014)
  • Poetry Slam XXX Judge
    • Wayne State College April 2013
  • Community Outreach Poetry Workshop Winnebago, Nebraska
    • Taught voice and presentation in spoken word slam poetry
    • Little Priest Tribal College (March 2012 and March 2011)
  • Member Sigma Tau Delta
    • National English Honors Society (August 2013- Present)
  • Member Kappa Delta Pi
    • National Education Honors Society (Janurary 2012 to Present)
  • Member Phi Kappa Phi
    • International Honors Society (Janurary 2012 to Present)
  • Member Phi Theta Kappa
    • International Honors Society for Two Year Colleges (2011-2012)

Publication

"A Faint Last Glimmer"

  • Published by Judas Goat WSC Press (2012)

"The Tale of Pyro Jim"

  • Published by Judas Goat WSC Press (2011)

Public Readings

Judas Goat Open Mic Night II

  • Wayne, Nebraska (November 2014)

Judas Goat Open Mic Night

  • Wayne, Nebraska (September 2014)

First Fridays Arts Festival Featured Reader

  • Norfolk, Nebraska (July 2014)

Gypsy Freak-show Featured Reader

  • Omaha, Nebraska (December 2012)

Gypsy Freak-show Featured Reader

  • Omaha, Nebraska (August 2012)

Gypsy Freak-show Featured Reader

  • Omaha, Nebraska (April 2012)

Gypsy Freak-show Featured Reader

  • Sioux City, Iowa (February 2012)

Gypsy Freak-show Poetry Slam

  • Wayne, Nebraska (October 2011)

Dancing With Skeletons Book Release Party Open Mic

  • Wayne, Nebraska (September 2011)

Languages

Spanish

  • Self-taught
  • Learned from immersion in diverse work environment.
  • I speak a very broken Spanish and am proficient not fluent

References

Dr. Andrew Alexander

Professor of Literature and Philosophy

Wayne State College

1101 Main Street

Wayne, Ne. 68787

Phone: 402-375-7404 Email: analexa1@wsc.edu

J.V. Brummels

Associate Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

Wayne State College

1101 Main Street

Wayne, Ne. 68787

Phone: 402-375-7401  Email: jv@loganhousepress.com

Dr. Stephanie Marcellus

Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

Wayne State College

1101 Main Street

Wayne, Ne. 68787

Phone: 402-375-7151  Email: stmarce1@wsc.edu