1992-1995 High school diploma, Centralia High School, Centralia, IL
1995-1999 Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education-English, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
1999-2001 Master’s degree in English, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO
2005-present Instructor of English, Lewis and Clark Community College (currently part-time).
Teaching composition and literature to entry-level college students. Have taught: First-Year English I and II.
2001-2004 Instructor of English, Olney Central College
Teaching composition and literature to entry-level college students. Teaching six to seven classes during the fall and spring semesters. Also teaching one class over the summer for a total of three credit hours. Have taught: Composition I, Composition and Analysis, Introduction to Literature, British Literature before 1800, British Literature since 1800, The Graphic Narrative and (in the fall semester of 2003) Shakespeare.
1999-2001 Teaching Assistant, Southeast Missouri State University English Department
Taught composition skills to entry-level college students. Taught six classes over course of four semesters; also tutored students in writing for two semesters and twice participated in grading sessions of written University-required comprehensive exams.
1999-2001 Film critic, Capaha Arrow
Wrote weekly column of reviews of recent film releases for college-wide newspaper with readership of over four thousand. (Archive of reviews available at www.geocities.com/vacuumboy9/moviereviews/)
1997-1998 Film critic, Sprigg Street Gazette
Writing monthly column of reviews of recent for now-defunct underground newspaper.
2001 Thesis—Collection of similarly themed creative essays
1999 Two short stories in Journey literary magazine
1998 Essay in 125th Anniversary Essay Contest booklet
1997 Four poems in Journey literary magazine
2000 Essay “Torture” receives 2nd place in AIDS essay writing contest, Southeast Missouri State University
1999-2001 Graduate dean’s list
1999 Graduated cum laude with Bachelor’s Degree
1999 Short story “Just Your Average Joe” receives 2nd place in annual fiction contest, Southeast Missouri State University
1998 Essay “The Power of Trifles” receives 2nd place in 125th Anniversary Essay Contest, Southeast Missouri State University
1996 Poem “And With It, Change” receives 2nd place in Presidential Inauguration Poetry Contest, Southeast Missouri State University
1995-1999 Undergraduate dean’s list
1995 Awarded Governor’s Scholarship to Southeast Missouri State University (four years tuition, room and board, books, incidentals)
1995 Awarded World Color Press Scholarship (eight semesters $1000 stipend)
1992-1995 High school honor roll
2003-2004 Co-founded and sponsored Olney Central College Gaming Club for a year and a half.
2003-2004 Sat on two different hiring committees for new faculty at Olney Central College over the course of a year.
2003-2004 Organized two special guest lectures on the graphic narrative at Olney Central College in the spring semesters of 2003 and 2004.
2003-2004 Sat on Activities Committee at Olney Central College for a year and helped organize two faculty retirement parties and one faculty Christmas party.
2002-2004 Sat on Awards Committee at Olney Central College for two years and gave out various scholarships to students.
2001-2004 Member of IEA/NEA.
2001 Participated in Olney Central College heart walk.
1998-1999 President of Residence Hall Association senior year of undergraduate, and representative of RHA to Student Council and Student Activities Committee. Also chaired RHA's Hall Improvement Committee and sat on hiring committee for new Director of Residence Life and Renovation Committee for Towers Complex.
1997-1998 RHA representative to Towers South Hall Council during junior year of undergraduate.
1995 Played Macduff in high school production of Macbeth senior year.
1994-1995 Broadcast daily announcements to high school over closed-circuit TV during senior year.
1993-1995 Wrote for and edited monthly high school newspaper during sophomore, junior and senior years.
1993 Played Mercutio in high school production of Romeo and Juliet sophomore year.
1992-1995 Wrote and performed in comedy skits and musical acts for annual high school talent show Cabaret
Web design (maintained personal website since 1999)
Speak a little Japanese
References or letters of recommendation available upon request