Teaching Experience

• University of Virginia, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Lecturer, Spring 2011 to present

• James Madison University, English Department, Lecturer, Fall 2009 to Spring 2013

• University of Virginia, Young Writers Workshop, Summer 2012

• Sweet Briar College, Visiting Poet, Fall 2011

• University of Virginia, English Department, Lecturer, Fall 2006 to Spring 2008

• Kiganda Highway Secondary School, Uganda, English Teacher, 2003

Courses Taught

• Sweet Briar College
ENGL 106: Intro to Creative Writing, multi-genre
ENGL 216: Poetry Workshop: Form, Function, and Meaning

• University of Virginia
ISHU 3255: Poetic Short Forms
ISHU 4105: Creative Writing and the Literature of Nature, multi-genre
ISHU 3252: Poetry Workshop, forms
ISHU 3251: Poetry Workshop, multi-level (online and in person)
ENWR 230: Poetry Workshop, introductory level

• James Madison University
GENG 248: American Literature, 1865-present
ENG 392: Poetry Workshop, introductory level

• Kiganda Highway Secondary School
11th and 12th grade English: World Literature
11th and 12th grade English: Grammar and Composition

Academic Service & Relevant Experience

• University of Virginia, Honors Thesis Mentor, 2012-2013
Serving as a mentor to a student’s honors thesis of poetry

• James Madison University, Honors Thesis Mentor, 2010-2011
Serving as a mentor to a student’s honors thesis of poetry

Virginia Quarterly Review, Book Reviewer, 2005-2010
Reviewed over 300 books for the literary magazine

Best New Poets, Reader, 2006-2009
Read first-round submissions for the annual poetry anthology

• Area Program in Poetry Writing, Thesis Mentor, 2006-2008
Served as a mentor to undergraduate poetry students at the University of Virginia

• Second Street Gallery, Judge, Creative Writing Contest, 2008
Judged multi-genre creative writing submissions for the art gallery’s annual contest

• Virginia High School League, Judge, Creative Writing Contest, 2006-2007
Judged multi-genre creative writing portfolios for the annual county-wide contest

Virginia Quarterly Review, Fiction Board, 2005-2008
Read first-round fiction submissions for the literary magazine

Meridian, Poetry Editor, 2006-2007
Selected poetry submissions for the University of Virginia’s literary magazine

• University of Virginia Writing Center, Tutor, 2005-2007
Tutored University of Virginia students in the principles of academic argument

• University of Portland Writing Center, Tutor, 2002-2004
Tutored University of Virginia students in the principles of academic argument