- Academic History
- Washburn University, Lecturer, Fall 2007 - present.
Diversity Initiative Committee Member
Center for Kansas Studies Fellow
Faculty Advisor for Heal Through Headphones
YWCA volunteer, Week Without Violence every October
Vice-President, Woodley Press, Washburn University
Washburn University, Adjunct Faculty, Fall 2006 - Summer 2007.
- Scholarly Interests/Activities
- Experimental/Conceptual Poetry and Poetics, Feminist Poetry and Poetics, Poetry as Survival, Political American Poetry, Ancient and Contemporary Mythology.
- Service Interests/Activities
Hosts Top City Poetry Reading Series
Managing Editor for Woodley Press
TALK Scholar for Kansas Humanities Council
Bird Runner Refuge Site writing workshop co-ordinator
Poetry Editor for seveneightfive magazine.
- Career Accomplishments
Topeka Human Relations Commission Troy Scroggins Award, Fall 2017
Selected as a HICEP Scholar, 2017-18
A 2017 Kansas Notable Book Award winner, Fast-Food Sonnets, Sept 2017
C-TEL Recognition for Emerging Innovation in the pillar of HICEP, May 2017
Faculty Service Award (Ten Years), Washburn University, April 2017
Identified as Faculty Mentor by Graduating Students, May 2014, May 2015, May 2016, May 2017
Muriel D. Clarke Student Life Award Nominee, Washburn University, April 2012
Faculty Service Award (Five Years), Washburn University, April 2012
Washburn University Student Life’s Achieving Excellence Award, Nov 2011
Victor Contoski Award in Creative Writing—Poetry, The University of Kansas, 2010
Victor Contoski Award in Creative Writing—Poetry, The University of Kansas, 2009
New Voices Award, The Salina Arts and Humanities Commission, 2007
Graduate Student Creative Writing Award in Poetry—First Place, Kansas State University, 2005
Seaton Fellowship for Creative Writers, Kansas State University, 2005
My Grunge of 1991, poems, BlazeVOX Books, Nov 2017
This Removed Utopia, Kaw Valley Poetry Series / Spartan Press, August 2017
Fast-Food Sonnets, poems, Coal City Review Press, August 2016
A 2017 Kansas Notable Book selected by The State Library of Kansas
My Secret Wars of 1984, poems, BlazeVOX Books, Sept 2015
A Best Poetry Book of 2015 Selection by The Kansas City Star
A Noteworthy Book by a Kansan for the Fall/Winter 2015 by The University Daily Kansan
My Graphic Novel, poems, Kattywompus Press, Sept 2015
The Sum of Two Mothers, poems, Emerge Literary Journal Publications, Dec 2013
Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Indiana Review, BlazeVOX, 3:AM, DIAGRAM, Fact-Simile, Coal City Review, Blue Island Review, and Flint Hills Review.
Honorable mention in 2011 The Collagist Chapbook Contest.
More information can be found at my website (link below.)