Love of music, writing combined
Trine University - Jannen School of Arts & Sciences
B.A., M.A., University of Dayton; Ph.D. in progress, Kent State University
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My passion for writing and teaching is fueled by my love of music. Since I began teaching at the college level in 2012, I have made it my mission to intertwine my love of writing and music in the classroom. Though David Bowie and Marc Bolan are partly responsible for my life path winding up at Trine, I also have to give credit to the other passions in my life for their contributions to my success.
Before obtaining my master's in creative writing, I did a year of national service with City Year, a branch of AmeriCorps. My passion for national service was sparked during my undergraduate career, when I participated in a summer AmeriCorps program by teaching at a literacy center in the Dayton area. As a native Daytonian, I realized how much I enjoyed giving back to my community, and have made it an aspect of my life mission to continue to give back through service.
I am currently finishing my doctorate in literacy, rhetoric and social practice from Kent State University. My dissertation focuses on sound studies and the composing processes of musicians. When I am not working on my dissertation or listening to early '70s glam, you can find me hanging out with my guinea pig Iggy (named after Iggy Pop), going to concerts, or spending time with my family and friends.