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EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy, English, Kent State University (2020) Kent, Ohio.

  • Master of Science in Social Administration, Case Western Reserve University (2015) Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Master of Arts in English, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Bowling Green State University (2013) Bowling Green, Ohio.

  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish, Kent State University (2011) Kent, Ohio.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding Composition Instructor Award Finalist, Kent State University (2018, 2019).

  • Kenneth R. Pringle Dissertation Fellowship (2018).

  • Ohio Center for the Book Scholar-in-Residence at the Cleveland Public Library (January 2016-August 2018, January 2020-present).

  • Ohio Humanities Council, Major Grant (2016).

  • Friends of the Cleveland Public Library, Programming Initiative Grant (2016).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Instructor, Kent State University, 2015 to present. ​

    • Courses taught: College Writing I and II.

  • Instructor, Bowling Green State University, 2011-2015.

    • Courses taught: Introduction to Academic Writing and Academic Writing.

RECENT INVITED LECTURES

  • “A History of Comic Books and Mental Health,” Flaming River Con, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland, Ohio. September 21, 2019.

  • “Queers and Comix.” Rocky River Public Library, Rocky River, Ohio. June 16, 2019.

  • “History of Queer Comix.” The Side Quest Bar, Cleveland, Ohio. April 30, 2019.

  • “Mental Health and Comics,” University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, October 2, 2018.

  • “Queering Comics.” Flaming River Con, Cleveland, OH, September 22, 2018.

  •  “A History of Comics in the US.” Northwest Akron Public Library, Akron OH, June 2, 2018.

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “The Future of Comics Scholarship: The Public Library?” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, January 11, 2020.

  • “Comics and the Clinics: Comics and Mental Health in Practice” New York Comic Con at New York Public Library, New York, NY, October 3, 2019.

  • “Circulating Comics, Cultivating Community: The Future of Comics in the Public Library.” San Diego Comic Con International, San Diego, CA, July 21, 2018.

  • “Superheroes, Psychiatry, and Public Health: Fredric Wertham’s Graphic Medicine.” The Ninth International Graphic Novels and Comics Conference, Bournemouth, U.K. June 28, 2018.

EVENTS ORGANIZED

  • Public Humanities Symposium, April 12, 2019, Kent State University.

  • Wonder Woman Symposium, Project Coordinator, September 22-24, 2016, Cleveland Public Library

  • Novel Media: From Domestic Narrative to Comics, April 6, 2013, Bowling Green State University.