Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Literature & Creative Writing, 2023 (expected)

       University of Houston - Houston, TX

 

  • Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, 2018 

       University of Oregon - Eugene, OR

 

  • Master of Arts, English, 2016

       Auburn University - Auburn, AL

 

  • Bachelor of Arts, English, 2014

       Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

 

Publications (Fiction)

 

  •  “An Extinction Event,” Idaho Review, forthcoming 2023

 

  • “In Your Hand, a Bleeding Heart,” Notre Dame Review, Issue 53, Winter/Spring 2022

 

  • “Terre Haute,” Story, Issue 12, Fall 2021

 

  • “Southern Bodies,” Shenandoah, Vol. 66, No. 1, Fall 2016

 

  • “Riverbaby,” Ninth Letter, Summer 2015

 

Publications (Poetry)

 

  • “Initial Sightings West of Modern Appalachia,” Southeast Review, forthcoming 2023

 

Prizes

 

  • Inprint Donald Barthelme Prize in Poetry, 2022

 

  • Inprint Alexander Prize in Fiction, 2021

 

  • “Billy the Kid,” Semi-finalist, American Short(er) Fiction Prize, 2021

 

Awards & Fellowships

 

  • Cullen Foundation Chair Fellowship, 2022 - 2023

 

  • Inprint C. Glenn Cambor Fellowship, 2018 - 2022

 

  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, 2016 - 2018

 

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Auburn University, 2014 - 2016

 

  • Wanda Gatlin Essay Award, Western Kentucky University, 2014

 

Teaching

 

  • Lecturer, University of Houston, 2022

       ENGL 1303: Composition I (online)

 

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Houston, 2018 - 2022

       ENGL 2305: Introduction to Fiction

       ENGL 1302/1304: Composition 2 (online and face-to-face)

       ENGL 1301/1303: Composition 1 (online and face-to-face)

 

  • Graduate Teaching Fellow, University of Oregon, 2016 - 2018

       CRWR 240: Introduction to Fiction Writing

       WR 122: College Composition II

       WR 121: College Composition I

 

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University, 2014 - 2016

       ENGL 2260: American Literature after 1865 (assisted)

       ENGL 2250: American Literature before 1865 (assisted)

       ENGL 1120: English Composition II

       ENGL 1100: English Composition I

 

Editorial Experience

 

  • Assistant Fiction Editor, Gulf Coast, 2018 - 2021

 

  • Fiction Reader, Memorious, 2016 - 2017

 

  • Assistant Fiction Editor, Southern Humanities Review, 2014 - 2016

 

  • Assistant Editor, Auburn Speaks, 2014

 

Service

 

  • Creative Writing Representative, Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation,                  University of Oregon, 2017 - 2018

 

Languages

 

  • Foreign Language Proficiency (Spanish), University of Houston, Fall 2019

 

  • Foreign Language Proficiency Exam (Spanish), Auburn University, Fall 2015

 

References

 

  • Prof. Robert Boswell

       University of Houston, email: rboswell@uh.edu

 

  • Dr. Hosam Aboul-Ela

       University of Houston, email: haboul-ela@uh.edu

 

  • Prof. Erin Belieu

       University of Houston, email: ecbelieu@uh.edu

 

  • Prof. Marjorie Celona

       University of Oregon, email: celona@uoregon.edu