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).
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.
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.