Acquisitions Department Coordinator & Assistant Editor for Paperbacks, The University of Chicago Press (2019–present)

Freelance Editor, Chicago, IL (present and ongoing)

Editorial Associate, The University of Chicago Press (2017–19)

Managing Editor, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO (2014–17)

Coordinator of Audience Development, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MO (2013–14)

Writing Center Consultant, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO (2007, 2012–13)

Editorial AssistantANQ: American Notes and Queries (2003–8)

Copywriter, Brighton Agency, St. Louis, MO (2001–3)


Saint Louis University, Department of English        

– ENGL393: Special Topics in American Literature – The Graphic Novel (Spring 2011)

– ENGL365: Science Fiction (Spring 2007)

– ENGL270: Introduction to Film (Spring 2012)

– ENGL260: Introduction to Short Fiction (Summer 2011, Spring 2006)

– ENGL230: Introduction to the Novel (Fall 2013, Fall 2006)

– ENGL220: Introduction to Poetry (Spring 2010)

– ENGL202: Introduction to Literary Studies (Spring 2009, Spring 2005)

– ENGL190: Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (Fall 2004–Spring 2014; fifteen sections in total)

– ENGL150: The Process of Composition (Fall 2011, Fall 2012; four sections in total)


Lucien Fournier Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of English, Saint Louis University (2013)

Dissertation, completed and defended with Distinction, Saint Louis University (2013)

Predoctoral Fellowship, Saint Louis University (2010–11)

PhD Comprehensive Exams, completed with Distinction, Saint Louis University (2008)

Research Assistantship, Saint Louis University (2007–8)

MA Comprehensive Exams, completed with Distinction, Saint Louis University (2005)

Teaching Assistantship, Saint Louis University (2003–7)


PhD in English, Saint Louis University (2013)

– Dissertation: “Sign and Design: The Visual Languages of Contemporary Fiction” 

– Director: Devin Johnston

Participant, The School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University (2006)

– Seminar: Black Intellectuals

– Professor: Brent Hayes Edwards

MA in English,  Saint Louis University (2005)

BA in Communication, Saint Louis University (2001, Summa cum laude)