Academic Curriculum Vitae

Education

Master of Arts, English; Emphasis: Medieval Languages and Literature, May 2012
California State University Long Beach – Long Beach, CA

  • Study Abroad: Ancient Greek Literature & History Winter 2010, Ancient Roman Literature & History Winter 2011
  • CSULB Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Graduate Research and Translation Group, 2011-2012

Bachelor of Arts, English; Minor: Linguistics, March 2010
California State University Bakersfield –  Bakersfield, CA

Associate of Arts, Letters, Arts, and Sciences, December 2008
Antelope Valley College – Lancaster, CA

Research Interests

  • Digital media rhetoric and composition
  • Medievalism in modern culture including cinema, gaming, and science fiction and fantasy literature
  • The heroic code and homosocial identity formation in Anglo-Saxon literature
  • Conceptions of gender identity and heroism in Middle English chivalric narratives
  • Early Celtic literature and mythology

Teaching Related Activities

Mentor – Long Beach, CA 2011 – 2012
Assisted first year graduate students in getting to know the requirements of the CSULB English MA program and in planning out their courses and worked with them in transitioning from undergraduate to graduate research and writing styles including reviewing papers and making suggestions for editing.

Multiple Subject Tutor – Tehachapi, CA 2006 – 2009
Intensive tutoring in English, writing composition, history, and math (basic through algebra) for a high school student who had difficulty learning in a normal classroom environment due to a mental health condition. Devised new ways to explain concepts based on the student’s interests, skills, and real life experiences. Found ways to explain the coursework to make it relevant to the student’s life in order to build interest in the coursework and motivate the student to complete their assignments.

Assistant Coach Freshman Ladies Volleyball – Tehachapi High School, Tehachapi, CA 2003
Assisted with coordination of practices and ran drill sessions in lieu of head coach. Kept player statistic sheets and assisted in the analysis of player strengths and weaknesses in order to develop strategies for individual and team skill building.

Professional and Academic Memberships

  • Modern Language Association, 2012-2013
  • Medieval Association of the Pacific, 2012-2013
  • CSULB Medieval and Renaissance Student Association, Member 2010-2012, Knight’s Marshal 2012-2013
  • CSUB Antelope Valley English Club, 2008-2010

Publications

GradStudentSuccess.com – Long Beach 2012, Contributing Writer
Watermark Journal – California State University, Long Beach 2012, Gender Literature Editor
A History of Signatures: From Cave Paintings to Robo-Signings Bold Group, 2011, Editor, Ghostwriter (selected chapters), Cover Designer

Conference Presentations

“The Quest for the Holy Lightsaber: The Modernity of Medievalism in Twenty-First Century Video Games” – CSULB Comparative Literature and Classics Department 48th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
Paper being presented April 26, 2013.
“Game On! The Formation of Identity in Electrate Gamer Culture” – CSULB English Department Inaugural Conference 2012
Paper presented in the Identity and the Formation of Bodies panel.
“Leading Loathsome Ladies and Deficient Dazzling Damsels: How Descending Catalogues of Charms Depict Ascending Levels of Agency” – CSULB MaRSA Fourth Annual Conference 2012
Paper presented in the Engendering Sir Gawain panel.

Service

ReviewerThe Identity Reader, Oxford University Press, January 2013.
Panel moderator – CSULB Medieval and Renaisance Student Association 4th Annual Conference, February 2012.

Awards

  • Dean’s List at California State University Bakersfield, 2008 – 2009
  • Dean’s and President’s Lists at Antelope Valley College, 2006 – 2007
  • Recipient of the Golden State Merit Diploma and Golden State Scholar, 2003
  • Kern County Mock Trials Honor Court, 2003

Languages

  • English – native language
  • Middle English – read with high proficiency
  • Anglo-Saxon – read with basic competence
  • Classical Latin – read with basic competence

Composition, Theory, and Pedagogy Coursework Relevant to Teaching

English 535: Theories and Practices of Composition Pedagogies – California State University, Long Beach, Spring 2012
English 671: Digital Rhetoric – California State University, Long Beach, Spring 2012
English 696: Literary Criticism and Research – California State University, Long Beach, Fall 2010
History 301: Methodology of History – California State University, Long Beach, Spring 2011
English 305: Modes of Writing – California State University, Bakersfield, Winter 2009