• Associate Professor (Lecturer), Writing and Rhetoric Studies

Internal Service

  • Elected to a position on the Faculty Senate Advisory Council on Diversity (SACD). Chair subcommittee on Culture Change--a cohort tasked with identifying opportunities for transforming the University and campus culture to better reflect our shared commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. Chair, Subcommittee on Culture Change, 09/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. University service.
  • Serve on the Writing Department's Diversity committee--and currently assigned to the subcommittee responsible for revising the department's Diversity Statement. Member, 09/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. Department service.
  • Serve on the Bennion Faculty Committee responsible for reviewing CEL course applicants and 5 yr. renewals, voting on internal policy, and advising on Bennion operations. Member, 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020. University service.

Community Partnership

  • The University Dream Center: Partnered with the U's Dream Center in fall 2020 as part of a CEL project for WRTG 3015 to help produce media/PR content for the Center's newsletter and website. 09/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
  • Square Kitchen: Partnered with local nonprofit food incubator, Square Kitchen as part of the CEL designated WRTG 3015 course (summer 2020). Directed students and helped them polish a series of articles the community partner could use to publicize their work and seek new supporters/clients. 05/18/2020 - 07/29/2020

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014-15. Dept. of Writing & Rhetoric Studies, 05/2015
  • 2011 Literary Pamphlet Competition (Michael Martone, judge) for Lorraine Nelson: A Biography in Post-it Notes (NF Chapbook). The Cupboard Press, 07/2011
  • Alumni Award (Poetry). 2010 Utah Arts Council Prize, 08/2010
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, 2009-10. University Writing Program (UWP), U of Utah, 04/19/2010
  • First place, Essay (for "Lorraine Nelson: A Biography in Post-it Notes"). 2008 Utah Arts Council Prize, 08/2008
  • First Place, collection of poetry (for Dark Adaptations). 2008 The Utah Arts Council Prize, 08/2008


  • Mestizo Institute of Culture & Arts (MICA), Chair, 06/01/2013 - present