Academic Positions

  • 2018 Present

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English

  • 2017 2018


    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Comparative Media Studies & Writing

  • 2016 2017


    Case Western Reserve University, Department of English

  • 2011 2016

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Southern Illinois University, Department of English

  • 2013 2014

    Assistant Director, Writing Center

    Southern Illinois University, Department of English

  • 2010 2011

    Foreign Language Instructor (Latin)

    Henderson County High School, Department of Foreign Languages


  • Ph.D. 2016

    Ph.D., English (Rhetoric and Composition)

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • M.A.2011

    Master of Arts

    University of Southern Indiana

  • B.A.2009

    Bachelor of Arts

    University of Southern Indiana

Honors and Certifications

  • 2015
    FCC Amateur Radio License (Extra Class)
    Granted Amateur Extra Class operating privileges, successfully passed Elements 2, 3, and 4 of the Federal Communications Commission's Amateur Radio Examinations. Call sign: AC9MJ
  • 2015
    ARRL Certified Volunteer Examiner
    Accreddited Volunteer Examiner through the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Extra Class. Able to administer current FCC Amateur Radio Examinations for all operator classes.
  • 2015
    Federal Aviation Administration S.333 Exemption
    Awarded a Section 333 Exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration for the commercial flight of unmanned aerial systems.
  • 2013
    First Place, Saluki App Competition
    Awarded First Place in the 1st Annual Saluki App Competition for "Saluki Write: An Online Writing Lab"