Writing and Editing
Wrote and edited 2 graduate thesis papers totaling 75,000 words. Reviewed, accepted, and/or declined more than 100 nonfiction submissions for the quarterly literary magazine, Philadelphia Stories. Earned the 2016 Denise Gess Literary Award from Rowan University for a personal essay. Edited and proofread more than 200 manuscripts as a student and teaching assistant. Edited 50 chapter proposals for an essay collection published by Routledge Studies in Popular Music Series.
Teaching and Coaching
Mentored a high school student through Philadelphia Futures and tutored the student on academic essay writing and new cognitive writing approaches. Taught annual classes on Sexual Assault and Suicide Prevention to Army soldiers. Taught Creative Nonfiction (WRT226) at Goucher College. Lead workshops and book discussions that highlighted writing craft elements. Provided one-on-one counseling to native and international students. Wrote extensive critiques of student manuscripts that offered suggestions for strengthening the mechanical and technical aspects of their writing. Developed budget management courses for Army professionals across various functional levels.
Managed a 4 million dollar budget for the graduate school at Goucher College. Analyzed 10 accounts monthly, identified discrepancies, and recommended action plans. Trained academic directors on best financial practices. Coordinated with the school's budget officer to align local financial plans with those of the college. Planned, executed, and analyzed the funding of a 20 million dollar budget for the Army National Guard. Approved funding requests, tracked expenses daily, and balanced incoming and outgoing funding. Advised subordinate staff of fiscal policies and regulations. Recommended conservative spending strategies based on historical data and current trends in order to eliminate wasteful spending.
Coordinated the logistics for seamless operation of 7 limited residency graduate programs with more than 200 students, faculty, and alumni at Goucher College. Develop learning outcome assessment plans according to regional accreditation policies. Created and updated academic calendars and student and faculty handbooks. Managed the development and design of marketing materials and promotional copy writing. Implemented new planning processes that streamlined administrative requirements and improved the efficiency of routine functions.
Planned biweekly meetings, training workshops, and social events for more than 100 attendees. Researched venues, planned menus and catering, created seating charts, designed invitations, and collected funding. Prepared audiovisual support, including: setting up projectors and creating slideshow presentations.