Department of English
Louisiana State University
147 Agricultural Admin. Bldg.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
EducationTeaching Experience (click here for my Teaching Philosophy)
M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Florida, 2000
Poetry Thesis: Inventing an End, directed by S. Wade.
M.A., English, Southeastern Louisiana. University, 1998
Poetry Thesis: Darkness of Our Lives, directed by Jack Bedell.
B.A., English, Southeastern Louisiana. University, 1996Courses Taught August 2000-present. English Instructor, Louisiana State University. January 2000-May 2000. English Instructor, Santa Fe Community College. August 1998-May 2000, Teaching Fellow, University of Florida. August 1997-May 1998. Teaching Fellow, Southeastern Louisiana University.Editorial Experience ENGL 2002: Business Writing ENGL 1002: Evaluative and Persuasive Forms of Discourse ENC 1101: Expository and Agumentative Writing ENC 1101L: Expository and Argumentative Writing Laboratory ENC 1102: Writing about Literature ENC 1102L: Writing about Literature Laboratory CRW 1301: Beginning Poetry Writing ENC 1200: Business Communications ENGL 101: Freshman CompositionOther Writing Related Experience May 1998-August 1998. Editorial Assistant for Louisiana Literature, a literary journal published by the Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University. July 1997-May 1998. Research/Editorial Assistant for Southeastern Louisiana University's Model Teaching Excellence Initiative. July 1997-December 1997. Fiction Editor for Gambit, a literary journal published by Southeastern Louisiana University.Relevant Graduate Coursework August 1996 - May 1998. Writing Tutor, Southeastern Louisiana University's Writing Center. December 1995 - May 1996. Writing Tutor, Southeastern Louisiana University's Student Support Services Department.Publications (Poetry) ENGL 516: Theory and Practice of Basic Writing ENGL 646: Workshop in the Teaching of Writing ENC 6906: Writing Program Administration LAE 6947: Writing Theories and Practices ENC 6906: Evaluating and Designing WAC Programs
Inventing an End (forthcoming from Lone Willow Press).
"The Birth of Night." Prairie Schooner. "Apparition in a Marriage Certificate." Tar River Poetry. "Marie Laveau Talks about Magic." Spoon River Poetry Review. "The Etymology of Science." Red Cedar Review. "Inventing an End." Red Cedar Review. "Apparition in a Divorce Decree." Louisville Review. "Waiting to Leave." Half Tones to Jubilee. "The Etymology of Love." The Lullwater Review. "September Funeral." Half Tones to Jubilee. "Raymond Livaudais Talks about Faith. " The New York Quarterly. "Envisioning the Marsh." Half Tones to Jubilee. "Worn" Midwest Poetry Review. "Winter Funeral." Slipstream. "Unexpected Conditions" Midwest Poetry Review. "Memories of Chartres Street." Crab Creek Review 13:2 (1999): 14. "My Stepfather Speaks to Me about Death." Grasslands Review 18 (1998): 54. "I Cut Myself While My Husband Plants Flowers." Sundog 18:2 (1998): 61. "The Blind Man Touches My Face." Small Pond Magazine of Literature. "Ode to Laundromat Dryers" Small Pond Magazine of Literature. "The Dancing Men at The Rainbeaux Casino Lounge."Small Pond Magazine of Literature. "Remembering Leanne Thibodeaux." Midwest Poetry Review 20:3 (1999): 4. "An Empty Window." Comstock Review 12:1 (1998): 24.Presentations / Workshops Goerring's Book Store, Gainesville FL, 1999. Sims Memorial Library, Hammond, LA 1998. Guest Reader, SLU Writer's Group, Hammond, LA 1998. Guest Reader, SLU'S Writer's Group, Hammond, LA 1997.Committee Work Follow-up Portfolio Assessment Workshop, 2001, (LSU) Introduction to Portfolio Assessment, 2001, First-Year Writing Orientation (LSU). Designing Web Pages 2001, Departmental Workshop (LSU). Argumentative Essay Workshop 1998, SLU Writing Center. Explicating Poetry Workshop 1998, SLU's Writing Center.Honors/Awards First Year Writing Committee, 2000-2001 (LSU) College of Agriculture Taskforce, 2001 (LSU) Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate, 2001 (LSU) Academic Freedom and Research, 2001 (LSU) Technology Enhancement Committee, 2001 (LSU) Portfolio Assessment Committee, 2000-2001 (LSU) Caffee Award Committee, 2001-2001 (LSU)Professional Memberships Recipient of the 2000 Alpha Lambda Delta Teaching Award for Superior Instruction of Freshman Students. Act as writing specialist for LSU's College of Agriculture. Selected as Feature Guest Poet by The Albany Poetry Workshop. Recipient of Southeastern Louisiana University’s 1997 D. Vickers Award for Creative Writing. Selected by Director of Writing Programs to serve as mentor in the University of Florida’s Mentor/Teaching Training Program. Recipient of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Mentor/Apprentice Teaching Fellowship. Selected by Director of Writing Programs to teach in the University of Florida’s AIM Program. Poetry accepted for presentation at the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Convention of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Academy of American Poets Associated Writing Programs Poets and Writers, Inc.