Washburn University, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, English Education, 2008 - present.
Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK, Director of K-12 English language arts/Curriculum, 2004-2008.
Norman High School, Norman, OK, High School English teacher, 2000-2003.
Las Animas High School, Las Animas,CO, High School English teacher,1998-2000.
Co-Chair of the NCTE-CEE Commission on the Teaching of Poetry
WU University Assessment Committee
New Student Orientation Committee
First-Year Experience Committee
Coordinator of Washburn's English Education program.
In 2011, Wade was named one of the top five professors everyone should meet at Washburn. He also continues to research and present annually at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference. In 2009, Wade's "The Power of Fiction: A Novel Approach to Presenting Research Findings" was published in the Journal of Thought.