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Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
MFA in Creative Writing, 2003
Thesis: “Math in a Mouse Femur”
Honors: AWP Intro Award Nominee; Graduated Summa Cum Laude

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
B.A. Honors in Communication, 2000
Graduated Cum Laude
Thesis: “Lost in Bonkerville”


Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, 2016-current
Adjunct Professor, College of Continuing Education

Norwich University, Northfield, VT, 2015-2016
Adjunct Professor

Revolver, Saint Paul, MN, 2014-2015
Director of Development (Volunteer Position)

Rasmussen College, Eagan, MN, 2011-2014
Academic Dean

Rasmussen College, Eden Prairie, MN, 2009-2011
Dean of Students                                              

Rasmussen College, Eden Prairie, MN, 2008-2009
General Education Coordinator    

Argosy University, Eagan, MN, 2007-2010
Adjunct Instructor    

Vesper College, Minneapolis, MN, 2006-2007
Assistant Professor

Brown Mackie College, Akron, OH, 2005-2006
General Education Specialist                                                                                                                                                

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2003-2005
Adjunct Instructor


Aviary, a full length collection of poetry, 2017
Artistically Declined Press/Civil Coping Mechanisms, Twin Antlers Prize Contest Winner

“Blue Jays” a poem, 2016
One Sentence Poems

“Cannon River Meditation” a poem, 2015
Masque & Spectacle

“Yellow” a poem, 2014
The Montucky Review      

“The Last Time You Caught Me Staring” a poem, 2014
This Blog Will Change Your Life, Curbside Splendor

“Tragedy of the Commons” essay chapter, 2014
Common Grounds Publishing

“Woman With Papa” flash fiction, 2013                                                                                            
Spittoon Literary Review

“The End is the Beginning is the End” a poem, 2013                                                                           
Daddy Cool, an Anthology, Artistically Declined Press

“Both Ends of Sedation” a poem, 2013
Poetry City USA, Volume III

“Constructing a Proper Torch” a poem, 2012
Spittoon Literary Review

“Unfold the Note” a poem, 2012
Heavy Feather Literary Review

“Coleoptera Leukemia Thorax Morphology” a poem, 2012
Heavy Feather Literary Review

Muted Lines From Someone Else’s Memory, a full length collection of poetry, 2010
Dark Sky Books, 2009 Contest Winner

“Circles” a poe, 2009
Disappearing City Literary Review

“Circles Reply” a poem, 2009
Disappearing City Literary Review

“Muted Lines from Someone Else’s Memory” a poem, 2008    
Pike Magazine                

“Here MacGuyver, You Figure it Out” a poem, 2008
Pike Magazine                                                  

“Unanswerable” a poem, 2008
Dark Sky Magazine    

“Shoe-shopping” fiction, 2007
Word Riot    

“When the Wind” a poem, 2007

“At the Bar” a poem, 2007

“Aphasia” a poem, 2007

“Dance Ohio, Dance” feature article, 2006
MF Magazine    

“New Nightly Ritual” a poem, 2006

“Nocturnal Instructions to my Imagination” a poem, 2006
13th Warrior Review    

“I Think I am Going to Call my Wife Paraguay” book review, 2005
Mid-American Review    

“Love Song with Motor Vehicles” book review, 2004
Mid-American Review    

“My Eight-Month-Old Niece is Telepathic” a poem, 2004
Chiron Review    

“Distance” a poem, 2004
Connecticut Review    

“You Left Me” a poem, 2004
Connecticut Review    

“Migraine” a poem, 2003
Stitches: The Medication Issue    

“The Condition Worsens” a poem, 2003
Lake Effect    

“Memory Systems of the Early Occult” book review, 2003
Mid-American Review    

“The Amber Necklace from Gdansk” book review, 2003
Mid-American Review    

“Mortal, Everlasting” book review, 2003
Mid-American Review


Guest Lecture, Wayzata High School, Wayzata, MN, 2015

Guest Lecture, Red Wing High School, Red Wing, MN, 2014

Guest Lecture, Lakeville high School North, Lakeville, MN, 2014

Guest Lecture, Richfield high School, Richfield, MN, 2014

Guest Lecture, Wayzata High School, Wayzata, MN, 2014

Reading with Ben Tanzer, Carrie Lorig, and BL Pawelek, 2013

 Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis, MN, 2013 

 Full Moon Puppet Show Reading, Open Eye Figure Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Reading, Kitty Cat Klub, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

Great Twin Cities Poetry Reading, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, 2012

Reading, The Saloon (AWP,) Chicago, IL, 2012

Book Tour Reading, Chicago Academy for the Arts, Chicago, IL, 2011

“Conducting Effective Faculty Classroom Observations”, 2011

Rasmussen College School of Health Sciences Regional Development, Bloomington, MN

Book Tour Reading, The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, 2011

Chicago Collective Collaboration with H.V. Cramond, Dan Godston, & the Borderbend Collective, Newberry Library, Chicago IL, 2011

Book Tour Reading, Pocket Lab Reading Series, Rogue Buddha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Book Tour Reading, Kitty Cat Klub, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Book Tour Reading, Distinguished Alumni/Visiting Writer Series, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2011    

Book Tour Reading, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010

Book Tour Reading, Pilot Books, Seattle, WA, 2010

Book Tour Reading, Rasmussen College, Blaine, MN, 2010

Director, Riders to the Sea, a One Act play, Eden Prairie High School, 2010

“Innovative and Effective Faculty On-Boarding”, Rasmussen College Regional Dean Closeout, Blaine, MN, 2010

“Comprehensive Student Retention and Risk Assessment”, Rasmussen College Central Services Office, Chicago, IL, 2010

Director, Hello Out There, a One Act play, Eden Prairie High School, 2009

“Night of the Living Poem”, Featured author, Intermedia Arts/Northography, Minneapolis, MN, 2008

“Conceptual Poetics in Eco-Architectural Design”, Guest lecturer/featured author, Art Institute International, Minneapolis, MN, 2006

“The Function of the Monster in Contemporary Poetics”, Guest lecturer/featured author, The University of Detroit, Mercy College, Detroit, MI, 2004 

“Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop”, Office of the Talented and Gifted Programs, Bowling Green, OH, 2003


Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Minneapolis, 2015

Higher Learning Commission Chicago, 2013

Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Chicago, 2012

Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Chicago, 2009

Association of American Colleges & Universities, 2009

Minnesota Community and Career Colleges Association, 2009

Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Atlanta, 2007                                 

Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Baltimore, 2003

Associated Writing Programs (AWP) New Orleans, 2002


Artistically Declined: Book Contest Winner, 2015

General Education Laude, Rasmussen College, 2013

Distinguished Graduate Alumni, Bowling Green State University, 2011

Dark Sky Books: Book Contest Winner, 2009

Summa Cum Laude Graduate, MFA, 2003

AWP Intro Awards Nominee, 2002

Honors Program Graduate, Cum Laude, 2000

Blue Key Member, 1999

Golden Key Member, 1999

University Ambassador, 1999

Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society, 1999