Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer
Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer
     
 

Chris Tusa, Louisiana writer, Dirty Little Angels, Haunted Bones, southern fiction writer, southern gothic fiction writer

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Florida, 2000.
       Poetry Thesis: Inventing an End, directed by Sidney Wade.
M.A., English, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1998.
       Poetry Thesis: In the Darkness of Our Lives, directed by Jack Bedell.
B.A., English, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1996.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Fall 2000-present     |     Louisiana State University     |     Baton Rouge, LA

English Instructor

• Courses taught include the following (exclusively in computer classrooms):
    • English 2007: Creative Writing: Poetry
    • Englsih 3002: Technical Writing
    • English 2002: Business Writing
    • English 2025: FiIction
    • English 1001: Freshman Composition
    • English 1002: Argumentative Writing

Fall 2000-present     |     Louisiana State University     |     Baton Rouge, LA

English Instructor

• Courses taught include the following (exclusively in computer classrooms):
    • English 2007: Creative Writing: Poetry
    • Englsih 3002: Technical Writing
    • English 2002: Business Writing
    • English 2025: FiIction
    • English 1001: Freshman Composition
    • English 1002: Argumentative Writing

Fall 2001-Spring 2003    |    Louisiana State University   |  Baton Rouge, LA

Writing Consultant for College of Agriculture

• Responsible for assisting faculty members in designing, implementing, and
   assessing writing assignments.
    • Teach one section of Business Writing (for Ag majors only) per semester         (taught exclusively in computer classrooms)
    • Serve on College of Agriculture Task Force.

Spring 2002-present    |    Baton Rouge Arts Council    |    Baton Rouge, LA

Artist in the Schools

• Conduct creative writing workshops at local elementary schools.
• Responsible for organization and management of student readings.
• Work extensively with elementary schools teachers to help them to
   incorporate the use of poetry into their existing curriculum.

Spring 2000     |    Sante Fe Community College    |    Gainesville, FL

English Instructor

• Courses taught: English 1001: College Composition and English 1200:
   Business Communications.

Fall 1998- Spring 2000     |    University of Florida     |    Gainesville, FL

Teaching Fellow

• Courses taught: CRW 1301: Beginning Poetry Writing, English 1102: Writing
   about Literature, English 1102L: Writing about Literature Laboratory, English
   1101: Argumentative Writing, English 1101L: Writing Laboratory.

Spring 1998     |    Southeastern La. University     |    Hammond, LA

Teaching Fellow

• Courses taught:: one section of English 1101: Argumentative Writing.

Spring 2005-present     |    Poetry Southeast     |    Baton Rouge, LA

Managing Editor

• Responsible for the proofreading and editing of incoming manuscripts.
• Develop, manage, and maintain official web site.
• Published work from numerous established poets, including Denise
  Duhamel, Beth-Ann Fennelly, Virgil Suarez, John Bensko, Bob Hicok,
  and others.



EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Dec. 2002-May 2003  |   Louisiana State University |  Baton Rouge, LA

Editor for Pennington Biomedical Research Center

• Responsible for proofreading and editing of counter-terrorism
  documentation.

May 2003-present   |   Southeastern La. University   |   Hammond, LA

On-line Editor for Louisiana Literature


• Responsible for the proofreading and editing of incoming manuscripts.
• Develop, manage, and maintain official web site.

May 1998-Aug. 1998  |   Southeastern La. University  |   Hammond, LA

Editorial Assistant for Louisiana Literature


• Responsible for the proofreading and editing of incoming manuscripts.
• Worked extensively with Quark XPress, Microsoft Word, and Word
   Perfect.
• Maintained records of incoming manuscripts and incoming subscription
   fees.
• Responsible for the processing of interdepartmental budget adjustments
   and purchasing requisitions.

July 1997-May 1998  |   Southeastern La. University  |   Hammond, LA

Research Editor (SLU's Model Teaching Excellence Initiative)

• Aided in the development and design of Southeastern Louisiana
   University's Online Writing Center
• Responsible for graphic design and general layout of individual web
   pages. Acquired a basic knowledge of HTML programming.
• Worked extensively with Netscape Communicator. Analyzed and
   evaluated more than one hundred web-based writing centers across
   the country.
• Collected and organized writing-based handouts and other writing-
   oriented references.

July 1997-Dec. 1997  |   Southeastern La. University  |   Hammond, LA

Fiction Editor (Gambit)


• Responsible for the proofreading and editing of manuscripts included in
   the Spring 1998 issue.

Aug. 1996-May 1998  |   Southeastern La. University  |   Hammond, LA

Writing Tutor (SLU's Writing Center)

• Conducted hourly writing tutorials with students in Composition,
   Technical Writing, American Literature, World Literature, British
   Literature, Developmental English, and ESL.
• Responsible for the organization and presentation of Writing
   Center orientations.
• Designed and presented various instructional workshops and
   mini-courses.

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE

Dec. 1995-May1996.  |   Southeastern La. University  |    Hammond, LA

Writing Tutor (SLU's Student Support Services)

• Conducted hourly writing tutorials with students in Composition, ESL,
   American Literature, and Developmental English.
• Participated in numerous student-learning workshops.

Dec. 2002-present  |   Hurricom Interactive  |    Baton Rouge, LA

Owner/CEO/Web Designer/Server Administrator

• Responsible for initial design, development, and maintenance of client
   web sites.
• Experience managing and maintaining two dedicated servers (Linux and
   Windows) with a client base of approximately 50 customers.

SERVER ADMINISTRATION / WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Dec. 2002-present  |   Hurricom Interactive  |    Baton Rouge, LA

Owner/CEO/Web Designer/Server Administrator

• Responsible for initial design, development, and maintenance of client
   web sites.
• Experience managing and maintaining two dedicated servers (Linux and
   Windows) with a client base of approximately 50 customers.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

• Extensive experience teaching a wide variety of courses in computer-based   
   classrooms.
• Basic knowledge of HTML.
• Extensive knowledge of web editing software (including Dreamweaver, Flash,   
   Swish, Photoshop Netscape Composer, and Microsoft FrontPage)
• General knowledge of network administration.


PUBLICATIONS

FICTION (Novels)

Dirty Little Angels (University of West Alabama, 2009)

FICTION (Short Stories)

"Sons of God" published in Summer 2005 issue of StorySouth

POETRY (Books)

Haunted Bones (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006)

POETRY (Chapbooks)

Inventing an End (Lone Willow Press, 2002)

Individual Poems
• “Botticelli’s Venus” Connecticut Review
• "The Birth of Night." Prairie Schooner
• “Kindergarten Portrait of My Mother” New Delta Review
• “Coma” South Dakota Review
• “Black Mare” Texas Review
• “I Cut Myself While My Husband Plants Flowers.” The Southeast Review.
• “The Spirit of Bridget Bishop. New Delta Review.
• “Photograph of a Missing Girl” Texas Review
• “Sober in a Dry County” Louisiana Literature
• “Hypochondriac” and “Alzheimer’s” Caduceus.
• “Revolver” and “Gone” Story South
• “The Drowned Light.” Passages North
• “Ode to Gumbo” Southern Hum
• “Habit.” Louisiana Literature
• “At a Filling Station, On the Anniversary of Your Death.” Louisiana Literature
• “September Funeral” (reprint) Story South.
• “The Ballad of Leander Trueblood. Southern Hum
• “Inventing an End” (reprint) Story South.
• “A Retired Voodoo Priestess Talks about Revenge” Southern Hum.
• "The Etymology of Love." Lullwater Review
• “Apparition in a Divorce Decree.” Tar River Poetry .
• “Cow Tipping Near Indian Creek” Southern Hum.
• “The Etymology of Science” Red Cedar Review
• “Marie Laveau Talks about Magic” The Spoon River Poetry Review
• “Inventing an End” Red Cedar Review
• "Apparition in a Marriage Certificate." The Louisville Review
• “September Funeral” Half Tones to Jubilee
• “Raymond Livaudais Talks about Faith” The New York Quarterly
• “Waiting to Leave” Half Tones to Jubilee
• “Envisioning the Marsh” Half Tones to Jubilee
• “The Etymology of Love.” Tundra
• “Worn” Midwest Poetry Review
• “Winter Funeral.” Slipstream
• “Unexpected Conditions” Midwest Poetry Review
• “Ode to Laundromat Dryers” Small Pond Magazine of Literature
• “The Dancing Men at The Rainbeaux Casino Lounge” Small Pond Magazine of Literature
• “On Leaving the House Where I Spent My Youth.” Pegasus
• “The Blind Man Touches My Face.” Small Pond Magazine of Literature
• “The Passing of the Eye.” Pegasus
• “Remembering Leanne Thibodeaux.” Midwest Poetry Review
• “Memories of Chartres Street.” Crab Creek Review
• “The Lines That Separate Us.” Pegasus
• “My Stepfather Speaks to Me about Death.” Grasslands Review
• “An Empty Window.” The Comstock Review

ANTHOLOGIES

In the Eye. Thunder Rain Press, 2006
In Our Own Words: A Generation Defining Itself . MW Enterprises, 2002.

COMMITTEE WORK

• Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate (2001-present, LSU)
• Technology Enhancement Committee (2001, LSU)
• Academic Freedom and Research (2001-present, LSU)
• College of Agriculture Task Force (2001-present, LSU)
• First Year Writing Committee (2000-present, LSU)
• Portfolio Assessment Committee (2000-present, LSU)
• Caffee Award Committee (2000-2001, LSU)

READINGS/PRESENTATIONS

• Poetry Reading, Chelsey's, Baton Rouge, LA, 2003
• Poetry Reading, Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers
   Conference, Fairhope, AL, 2002.
• Follow-up Portfolio Assessment Workshop (2001, LSU)
• Introduction to Portfolio Assessment, First Year Writing Orientation (2001, LSU).
• Departmental workshop on Designing Web Pages (2001, LSU).
• Poetry Reading, Creative Writer's Group, Southeastern Louisiana
• University, 1998.
• Poetry Reading, Sims Memorial Library, Hammond, LA, 1998.
• Argumentative Essay Workshop (1998, SLU's Writing Center).
• Explicating Poetry Workshop (1998, SLU's Writing Center)

ACTIVITIES/HONORS

• Asked to read at Yale University as part of the Yales Medical Group Art Place   
   Celebration
• Finalist, Bright Hill Press 2005 Poetry Book Compettion
• Elected Vice President of the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing
   Teachers
• Elected Vice President of the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing
   Teachers
• Finalist, Bright Hill Press 2005 Poetry Book Compettion
• Recipient of the 2001 Alpha Lambda Delta Teaching Award for
   Superior Instruction of Freshman Students.
• Selected by the Louisiana Division of the Arts as recipient of a $500 Artist
   Mini-Grant Award for 2002-03.
• Selected by Chair of English Department to act as writing consultant for
   LSU's College of Agriculture.
• Recipient of the 2000 Alpha Lambda Delta Teaching Award for
   Superior Instruction of Freshman Students.
• Selected as Feature Guest Poet by The Albany Poetry Workshop,
   August 2002.
• Recipient of Southeastern Louisiana University's 1997 D. Vickers
   Award for Creative Writing.
• Selected by Director of Writing Programs to teach in the University
   of Florida's AIM Program.
• Recipient of Southeastern Louisiana University's
   Mentor/Apprentice Teaching Fellowship.
• Poetry accepted for presentation at the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary
   Convention of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor
   Society.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers, President
• Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers, Vice President
• The National Council of Teachers of English
• Poets and Writers
• Associated Writing Programs
• Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

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