Presentations

Helping Students Succeed in Writing
Presented at Virginia Tech’s CIDER Conference on Higher Education, 2015
A collaborative presentation that explored how to forge strong relationships between faculty members and student support services, especially writing centers.

Critical Conversations: Giving Feedback That Matters
Presented for Faculty Development Day at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 2015
Partnered with Counseling & Wellness to offer faculty insight in how to better understand and respond to students both verbally and in writing.

The Pedagogical Push: Post-Graduation Transition to Being an Adjunct
Presented at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2015
A panel presentation exploring the challenges that face graduate students who become adjunct instructors; I advocated for alternative places in the academy through support services.

Humanities & Social Sciences Film Series
Offered at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 2014 – Current
Led seminars, viewings, and discussions; especially for the works of Hayao Miyazaki.

Graduate Student Writing Bootcamp
Presented at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 2014 – Current
Conduct an annual seminar for incoming graduate students in nursing and occupational therapy, with a focus on developing advanced academic writing skills; includes both self-reflection and peer-review as major components.

Yes/No/Maybe: Social Media in the Creative Writing Classroom
Presented at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2013
Chaired and moderated a panel discussion from emerging and experienced instructors who felt strongly for or against social media as a tool for creative writing pedagogy.

A Tribute to Gail Mazur
Organized for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2013
Served as organizer for a panel celebrating the work of poet Gail Mazur.

Surviving the Post-MFA Hustle
Presented at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference, 2013
Served as a panelist representing the challenges faced by recent MFA graduates in transferring skills as attentive readers and careful communicators to the wide and terrifying world of employment.

The Writing Workshops @ Jefferson
Presented for Jefferson College of Health Sciences, 2013 – Current
Offer a rotating selection of writing workshops in collaboration with the Learning & Writing Center; topics include grammar and structure, transitions, effective paraphrasing, APA style, academic voice, and literature reviews.

 

 

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