B.S. Syracuse University 1997
M.F.A. Purdue University 2006

Academic interests

Creative writing, literary publishing, composition, literature, first-year success


Society of Professional Journalists first and second place awards for social justice reporting, 2009. The Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize for Fiction, Stone Canoe, 2010. Special Mention for Zone 3 Fiction Award, 2008. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Intro Journals Award, 2005.


Trip Through Your Wires (Engine Books 2015)
Short fiction in Boston Review, Stone Canoe, Sudden Flash Youth, The Evansville Review, Artful Dodge, Zone 3,, and elsewhere. Poems in Gargoyle Magazine, Reed Magazine, Blood Orange Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, and the anthology Just Like a Girl. Recent essays, interviews and articles in Ladies' Home Journal, Fiction Writers Review, The Humanist, The Writer's Chronicle, NUVO Newsweekly, and Indianapolis Monthly.


National Writing Project teacher consultant, Hoosier Writing Project.
Advanced Institute, Hoosier Writing Project, Summer 2009.
Associate Faculty Coalition, Vice President, 2009-11. Associate Faculty Coalition, President, 2011-2014.