Service

ALD LogoAlpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

National Council Professional Member-at-Large, Chapter Advisor | 2019-Present

Responsible for serving on stewardship and scholarship committees that make policy decisions on a national level; mentor and ensure the co-curricular development of high-achieving students as Chapter Advisor

 

 


EKU VTS LogoEKU Veterans Studies Program

Founder, Chair of Advisory Board | 2010-Present

Developed the curriculum and established the world’s first academic program in Veterans Studies, offering students a Minor and Certificate program focused on the identities, cultures, and experiences of America’s military veterans; currently the Chair of the Advisory Board tasked with curriculum modernization and programmatic growth.

 


MEA LogoMilitary Experience & the Arts

Founder, President, Editor-in-Chief | 2010-2015

Founded the organization, established its 501(c)(3) status, led a team of editors and arts therapists, launching two national symposia, publishing more than 500 works of veteran short stories, poetry, artwork, and scholarship in eight edited collections.

 


EKU VETS LogoEKU VETS Club

Founder, President, Chapter Advisor | 2009-Present

Founded and established this chapter of Student Veterans of America; successfully led members in convincing administrators to significantly enhance the university’s outreach to student veterans; currently the organization’s co-advisor.

 


US ArmyUnited States Army

SGT (E-5), Motor Transport Operator | 2002-2006

Served as a Team Leader, Advanced Motor Vehicle Instructor, and Convoy Platform Machine Gunner with the 51st Transportation Company during two deployments to Iraq (2003-04, ’05).

 

 


Collaborative Service

Member. Diversity and Inclusion (Academic Curriculum Committee). Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2020 – Present.

Member. Client Community Stakeholder Board. Lexington VET Center. Spr. 2020 – Present.

Chair. Veterans Studies Advisory Board. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019 – Present.

Member. University Equity Complaint Council. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019 – Present.

Member. Expansion Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Success. Sum. 2019 – Present.

Member. Chapter Relations Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sum. 2019 – Present.

Member. Long Range Planning Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sum. 2019 – Present.

Member. Order of the Torch Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sum. 2019 – Present.

Member. Communications and Marketing Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sum. 2019 – Present.

Member. Stemler Study Abroad Scholarship Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sum. 2019 – Present.

Coordinator. First-Year Courses Curriculum Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019 – Present.

Volunteer. Staff Council Communications Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. – Fall 2019.

Volunteer. Staff Council Recognition and Professional Development. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. – Fall 2019.

Member. Success First Learning Contract and Resource Guide Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019.

Director. First-Year Courses Outstanding Instructor Awards Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019.

Director. University Programs Symposium Planning Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2013.

Member. Pat Tillman Military Scholars Selection Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2013.

Member. Pat Tillman Military Scholars Selection Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2012.

Member. English Graduate Student Organization Conference Planning Committee. U of Kentucky. Spr. 2012.

Member. ANTSHE National Conference Planning Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Sum. 2011.

Alternate Representative. ADA Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Sum. 2010 – Spr. 2011.

Vice-Chair. Non-Traditional Student Council. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2008 – Spr. 2009.

Vice President. English Graduate Student Organization. U of Kentucky. Fall 2011 – Spr. 2012.

Chair. Veterans Studies Program Exploratory Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2010 – Spr. 2011.


Other Service

Chapter Advisor. Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Eastern Kentucky U. 1 Dec. 2018-Present.

Chapter Co-Advisor. EKU VETS Club. Eastern Kentucky U. 10 Feb. 2019-Present.

Coordinator. “Colonels Create: Expressive Arts for First-Year Students.” Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019-Present.

Co-Leader. Professional Learning Community. “Ungrading: Tapping Into Students’ Intrinsic Motivations.” Eastern Kentucky U. 22 Jan. 2020-May 2020.

Scholarship Judge. “Kentucky All ‘A’ Classic.” Eastern Kentucky U. 16 Nov. 2019.

Manuscript Review. An Eagle on My Arm by Dava Guerin. U Press of Kentucky. Sum. 2019.

Coordinator. “Saturday Socials for First-Year Students.” Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019-Present.

Volunteer. “Words and Images of Post-Traumatic Resilience.” Eastern Kentucky U. 15 Apr. 2019.

Coordinator. “National Salute Week/EKU Student Visit.” Lexington, KY Veterans Hospital. 16 Feb. 2019.

Events Coordinator. Second Military Experience & the Arts Symposium. Cameron U. 14-17 May 2015.

Coordinator / Co-Leader. ArtReach: Project America Workshop. Eastern Kentucky U. 8 Mar. 2013.

Senior Project Mentor. Student: Haley Conn. Model High School. Richmond, KY. Spr. 2013.

Volunteer Coordinator. Vet-2-Vet Sponsorship Program. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2013.

Director. Veterans Studies Program Undergraduate Research Symposium. Eastern Kentucky U. 7 Dec. 2012.

Coordinator. Combat Paper Project. Eastern Kentucky U. 14 – 16 Oct. 2012.

Session Chair. “Technology and Trauma in Modern War Writing.” Midwest MLA. 10 Oct. 2012.

Director. Military Experience and the Arts Symposium. Eastern Kentucky U. 4-7 Jul. 2012.

Session Chair. “No Man Left Behind.” Northeast MLA. St. John Fisher College. 17 Mar. 2012.

Interviewer. Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History. U of Kentucky. Fall 2011 – 12.

Counselor / Mentor. “Planning to Win” Summer Camp. Eastern Kentucky U. Sum. 2010-11.

Mentor. Tenth Annual Undergraduate Presentation Showcase. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2011.

Volunteer. AFTEC: Horses for Heroes Equestrian Therapy. Spr. 2011.

Post Service Officer. Madison Co. KY Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Fall 2010 – Fall 2013.

Vice President. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2010 – 11.

Founder & President. EKU Veterans Education and Transition Support. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2009 – 2011.