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Work experience

Aug 2008Dec 2008

Assistant Editor/Intern

Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Journal

• Provided professional editorial oversight to submissions• Responsible for formatting and layout of journal• Responsible for source checking

Aug 2007May 2008

Assistant Editor/Intern

Appalachian Studies Association: Journal of Appalachian Studies

• Provided professional editorial oversight to submissions• Maintained a working archive of collected back-journals• Researched circulation opportunities• Designed framework for online database• Kept logs current

Jan 2004Dec 2007


Marshall University Writing Center

• Assisted students in editing their papers• Clarified assignment goals• Maintained log of student/tutor interactions


Jan 2007Dec 2009

English MA

Marshall University Graduate School

• 2008 Maier Writing Award recipient: Graduate Nonfiction Prose• Summa Cum Laude: 3.87 GPA (pending comps completion in November)

Aug 2003Dec 2006

English BA

Marshall University

• 2005 Ruth Flower Brown Scholar• 2004 Maier Writing Award recipient: Undergraduate Nonfiction Prose• 2005 Maier Writing Award recipient Undergraduate Creative Writing Poetry• 2005 COLA Undergraduate Research Conference Writing Award• 2006 Outstanding Student Award, Department of English• Multiple-time COLA Undergraduate Research Conference participant (2005; 2006)• Numerous publications within Marshall University's Literary Magazine, Et Cetera