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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. English Literature, Arizona State University, May 2018        


 

Bachelor of Arts, English, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 2012
 

Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University of Colorado, Boulder, May 2012

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor                                                                                              August 2021–present

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

            Topic: Posthumanism (ENG 504, 3 credit hours)

            Survey of English Literature (ENG 222, 3 credit hours)

            Advanced First-Year Composition (ENG 105, 6 credit hours)

            Form and History/Culture (ENG 308, 3 credit hours)

            First–Year Composition (ENG 101, 27 credit hours)

            First-Year Composition (ENG 102, 24 credit hours)

            Shakespeare (ENG 321, 3 credit hours)

            Topic: English Drama 1660-1789 (ENG 560, 3 credit hours)

Faculty Associate                                                                                  August 2018–August 2021 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

            Topic: Posthumanism (ENG 504, 9 credit hours)

            Topic: English Drama 1660-1789 (ENG 560, 3 credit hours)

            First–Year Composition (ENG 101, 21 credit hours)

            First-Year Composition (ENG 102, 3 credit hours)

            First–Year Composition 7.5 Week Session (ENG 102, 3 credits

Faculty Adjunct

Mesa Community College, Mesa, AZ                                                        August 2018–May 2020

            First-Year Composition (ENG 101, 6 credit hours)

            First-Year Composition (ENG 102, 3 credit hours)

            Fundamentals of Writing (ENG 091, 3 credit hours)

            Universal Themes (HUM 201, 3 credit hours)

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PROFESSIONAL AND WRITING EXPERIENCE

 

Executive Producer, Monstrum. PBS Digital Studios. September 2023–present.

 

Writer and Voice Actor, “Serial Killers Real and Imagined, an Audible Original.” Wondrium, November 2023.

 

Host and Script Editor, Rhetoric and Composition: College Foundations. Study Hall. February-December 2022.

 

Co-Host and Script Editor, Fate & Fabled. PBS Digital Studios. January 2022–present.

 

Creator, Host and Writer, Monstrum. PBS Digital Studios. August 2018–present.

 

Invited Lecturer (Irish Folklore): Professor Zan Cammack. “Banshees and Female Mourning in Ireland.” Utah Valley University. 28 February, 2024.

 

Featured Panelist, “Monsters.” Dragon Con, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 1 September 2023.

 

Panelist, “Villains!” Dragon Con, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 1 September 2023.

 

Panelist, “Dragons!” Dragon Con, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 2 September 2023.

 

Panelist, “Monster Creation Lab.” Dragon Con, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 2 September 2023.

 

Panelist, “Worldbuilding 101.” Dragon Con, Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, 2 September 2023. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 September 2023.

 

Panelist, “BOOM! Studios: Slaughterverse: The World of Something is Killing the Children.” San Diego Comic Con, San Diego Convention Center, 7 July 2023.

 

Visiting Lecturer. “Monstrous Hearts.” Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus University Weimar. 23 May 2023.

 

Featured Speaker, “Mothman—American Cryptid.” Ohio Historical Connection. 14 October 2021.

Writer and Host, Exhumed: A History of Zombies, PBS, 30 October 2020.

Featured Speaker, “Here Be Dragons.” Tempe Center for the Arts. 15 October 2019.

 

Contributor, Storytelling: Maps, Myths, and Legends. Tempe Center for the Arts. 28 September 2019.

 

Contributor, Monster Stories. Tempe Center for the Arts. 14 September 2018–5 January 2019.

Panelist, “Ideas: The Most Resilient Parasites.” Phoenix Comic Fest, Phoenix Convention Center, 26 May 2018.

Panelist, “Umbrella Corp Must Offer Good Benefits: Science in Resident Evil.” Phoenix Comic Fest, Phoenix Convention Center, 25 May 2018.

Panelist, “The Strength to Make a Stand: the Science of Horizon Zero Dawn.” Phoenix Comic Fest, Phoenix Convention Center, 24 May 2018.

Panelist, “Knowledge Mobilization 101: Sharing Research Findings with Multiple Audiences for Maximum Impact.” Social Embeddedness Network Conference, Arizona State University West Campus, 14 March 2018.

Invited Lecturer (FMS 100): Professor Peter Lehman. “Sex and the Classic
Horror Film.” Arizona State University. 22, 27 February 2018; 18 October 2017; 18 October 2016; 15 October 2015.

Panelist “Bringing Literature to Life: Reanimating Romantic Literature for the Public.” Modern Language Association Connected Academics Colloquium for Careers in the Arts and the Humanities. Tempe, AZ. 28 April 2017.

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PUBLICATIONS

­­Published (peer-reviewed):

“The Sexualized Heroics of Rick and Michonne.” Race, Gender and Sexuality in The Walking Dead, Eds. Elizabeth Erwin and Dawn Keetley. McFarland Press. September 2018.

 

“Annotated Bibliography on the Scholarship of Teaching Jane Austen” with Devoney Looser, Romantic Circles Pedagogies Edition “Teaching Jane Austen.” Spring 2015.

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“Unearthing the Feminine History of the Undead: A Survey of the Romantic Period (and Beyond).” Behn/Burney, Auburn University, 8 November 2019.

 

“Perception is Reality: Exploring the Myth of ‘Dr. Death’ and the Pathologist.” American Society for Clinical Pathology, Phoenix Convention Center, 12 September 2019.

“Fifty Years of the Undead in Film and Popular Culture.” Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting, Arizona State University, 19 October 2018.

“Haunted Science: Frankenstein, zombies and our obsession with the monstrous.” Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting, Arizona State University, 19 October 2018.

“Zombie Soldiers, Brain Injury and PTSD in the Armed Services.” Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting, Arizona State University. 21 October 2018.

“The Female Vampire as Resistance: Confrontation of Patriarchal Control in Wake Not the Dead.” Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism Conference, University of Colorado. 6 September, 2018.

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HONORS, AWARDS, CERTIFICATIONS

Bronze Telly Winner for Education & Discovery, “Monstrum,” awarded by the Telly Awards .

2023

 

Webby Nominee for Video-Best Writing, “Baba Yaga: The Ancient Origins

of the Famous Witch,” awarded by the Webby Awards. 2022.

 

Silver Telly Winner for Online General-Cultural & Lifestyle, “Baba Yaga: The Ancient Origins

of the Famous Witch,” awarded by the Telly Awards. 2022.

 

Silver Telly Winner for Television General-Education, Exhumed: A History of Zombies, awarded    

by the Telly Awards. 2021.

 

Silver Telly Winner for Online General-Cultural, “The Origins of the Zombie, from Haiti to the U.S..” awarded by The Telly Awards. 2021.

 

Bronze Telly Winner for Online Craft-Writing, awarded by The Telly Awards. 2020.

 

Boot Camp for Teaching Online Certificate of Completion, awarded by Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 2015

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POPULAR MEDIA

Audible. Serial Killers Real and Imagined: An Audible Original. Forthcoming on Audible July 2024.

 

PBS National Television Broadcast. Exhumed: A History of Zombies, PBS, 30 October 2020.

PBS Digital Studios. "Monstrum." Storied, YouTube, August 2018-present. 

PBS Digital Studios. "Fate & Fabled." Storied, YouTube, January 2022-April 2024

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