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

 

 

 


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).

 

 

 


External Committees

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

Member. Expansion Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. 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 & Marketing Committee. Alpha Lambda Delta. Sum. 2019 – Present.

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

Member. National Conference Planning Committee. ANTSHE. Sum. 2011.


University Committees

Member. Academic Planning and Assessment Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2021 – Present.

Member. Interdisciplinary University Certificate Advisory Board. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2021 – Present.

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

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

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

Member. Inclusive Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Students Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2020 – Present.

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

Member. EKU Psychology Department Awards Committee. Spr. 2021 – Present.

Member. Staff Council Policy Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2021 – Present.

Member. Staff Council Elections and Credentials Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2021 – Present.

Member. BSW/MSW Tenure Track Hiring Committee. Spr. 2021.

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

Director. First-Year Courses 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 Conference Planning Committee. U of Kentucky. Spr. 2012.

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 Exploratory Committee. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2010 – Spr. 2011.


Service to Profession

Faculty Innovator-in-Residence. Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2021 – Present.

Title IX Advisor. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2020 – Present.

Chapter Advisor. Alpha Lambda Delta. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2018 – Present.

Chapter Advisor. Veterans Studies Alliance. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2020 – Present.

Coordinator. Student-Centered Remote Learning Mini-Series. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2020.

Manuscript Review. Connections: College and Career Success. Macmillan. Fall 2020.

Chapter Co-Advisor. EKU VETS Club. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2019 – Fall 2020.

Coordinator. “Colonels Create.” Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. – Fall 2019.

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

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

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

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

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

Co-Leader. ArtReach: Project America Workshop. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2013.

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

Director. Veterans Studies Undergraduate Research Symposium. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2012.

Coordinator. Combat Paper Project. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2012.

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

Director. Military Experience and the Arts Symposium. Eastern Kentucky U. Sum. 2012.

Session Chair. “No Man Left Behind.” Northeast MLA. Spr. 2012.

Reader. “Here, Bullet.” Remembrance Day Roll Call. Eastern Kentucky U. Fall 2011.

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.

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

Founder & President. EKU VETS Club. Eastern Kentucky U. Spr. 2009 – 2011.


Service to the Community

Coordinator. “National Salute Week Student Visit.” Lexington, KY VA Hospital. Spr. 2019.

Events Coordinator. Military Experience & the Arts Symposium. Cameron U. Spr. 2015.

Senior Project Mentor. Model High School. Richmond, KY. Spr. 2013.

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

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