I am a writer and university instructor living and working in Miami, Florida. I have an MFA in creative writing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a PhD in English (rhetoric) from Wayne State University.
I teach technical and professional writing, as well as most stages of English composition. I also teach Writing and New Media at Florida International University.
My stories have appeared in THAT Literary Review, GNU Literary Journal, Blunderbuss Literary Magazine, Hero magazine, Danse Macabre, and the Superstition Review. I am a proud recipient of the Christopher Leland scholarship in creative writing, a two-time Tompkin's award runner-up, and the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards in English scholarship.
My academic work focuses primarily on the rhetoric of clothing: in part, it's the study of what we mean when we make "fashion statements" - this work is very much informed by Barry Brummett, Malcolm Barnard, and Eugenia Paulicelli. However, as we speak through clothes, so too do clothes speak to and through us. This more slippery and ecological work is informed by Michel Foucault, Lars Svendsen, and Timothy Morton.