About

About Me

I’m currently seeking a full-time position in administration, project management, education, or communications in the greater Lexington, KY area. My experience includes: seven years instructing stand-alone college courses, five years as an editor, four years leading a nationally-recognized non-profit organization, and four years of service in the U.S. Army. I am an expert communicator and visionary capable of developing new initiatives and leading multiple projects simultaneously.

While earning a PhD in English and a Graduate Certificate in Social Theory from the University of Kentucky, I instructed more than 500 college students in nearly three dozen courses comprising seven different academic disciplines. During this time, I designed and implemented the nation’s first Minor and Certificate Program in “Veterans Studies” at Eastern Kentucky University and founded the non-profit organization, Military Experience & the Arts, to provide military veterans and their families with publishing venues, online writing consultation, and two national events in Kentucky and Oklahoma. I have served as the Editor-in-Chief for eight edited collections of writing, artwork, and research, led expressive and therapeutic arts workshops, and given more than fifty presentations and invited guest lectures throughout North America.

My writing and artwork have appeared in top publications, including The New York Times, American Imago (John’s Hopkins), The Forum for Modern Language Studies (Oxford), Writing on the Edge (UC-Davis), War, Literature, and the Arts (USAF), and Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine.

If you’re with a company or organization looking for an experienced leader with a unique background, one capable of seeing a problem from multiple points of view and developing innovative solutions, I bring to the table the combined experience of an academic, philanthropic leader, author, and soldier. Send me an email. Let’s work together.

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