Professional Communication Grad Certificate, English | East Carolina University | 2014

MFA in Writing | Savannah College of Art and Design | 2012

BS in Psychology, Minor in Sociology | University of North Carolina – Pembroke | 2005

Higher-Education Experience

PT Instructor | Dept. of Communication Studies | UNC – Wilmington | 2014 – present | F2F, Hybrid, Online Synchronous and Asynchronous (Blackboard and Canvas)

Strategic Writing for Integrated Marketing Communication (COM 232): Designed to improve strategic communication skills in all areas of marketing and corporate communication. More specifically, it’s designed to make students stronger, clearer, more persuasive writers while teaching industry standards for many modes of marketing communication. Students read, critique and create integrated marketing materials for business, with the goals of improving all aspects of writing and becoming familiar with the content, organization, format and design of standard strategic communications.

Adjunct Instructor | Pamlico Community College | Pamlico, NC | 2019 | Online Asynchronous (Moodle)

Writing and Inquiry (ENG 111): Designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Writing/Research in the Disciplines (ENG 112): The second in a series of two courses, ECG 112 introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects.

PT Instructor | University College | UNC – Wilmington | 2015 – 2019 | F2F

First-Year Seminar (UNI 101): Through readings, discussions, assignments, and out-of-class activities, students apply and develop effective academic and personal strategies; hone critical thinking, writing, and oral presentation skills; engage in academic major and career exploration; and become familiar with university expectations and campus resources.

Higher-Education Service

Distance Education Champion at UNCW (2019-present)

The DE Champion program connects peers, experts and services. Offering front-line assistance to peers in assigned programs with Canvas and other timely technology assistance as it relates to online instruction.

COM Studies Onboarding Resources Development at UNCW (2019-present)

An ongoing course development project for integrating new COM Department hires into the department while familiarizing new instructors with department teaching standards and offering basic training for UNCW’s Learning Management System, Canvas, as well as integrated tools like Echo360 and Zoom.

Professional Writing, Editing, Publishing

Staff Editor | Encore Magazine | Wilmington, NC | 2015 – present

Freelance Writer, Copy Editor, Transcriber | 2012 – present

Managing Editor | Focus on the Coast Magazine | Wilmington, NC | 2013 – 2015

Technical Skills

MS Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Spark, Adobe Photoshop, WordPress, Canvas, Blackboard, Echo360, Zoom

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