ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

And honorary Kentucky Colonel. I teach interdisciplinary courses in the University of New Mexico's Honors College and am the instructor/faculty advisor for the Western Regional Honors Council's award-winning magazine Scribendi. In my spare time, I am usually involved in some combination of open space, white space, CMYK and RGB, flash nonfiction, long trails, f-stops, line breaks, and several Adobe Programs running simultaneously.  

Professional Recognition, Honors & Awards

Research
Professional Recognition, Honors & Awards

Presentations

Research
Presentations

Publications

Research
Publications

Autobiographix and Poetry Comics

Courses
Autobiographix and Poetry Comics

Legacy of Storytelling

Courses
Legacy of Storytelling

Scribendi

Courses
Scribendi

SOME THOUGHTS

Blog

Trials and Hazards at the Sistine Chapel

Trials and Hazards at the Sistine Chapel

November 1, 2017

Conspiracies hatched by rivals, a boss with a temper, backaches and eyestrain, family problems, and loneliness—Michelangelo’s letters reveal both the personal problems and occupational hazards he faced while painting the Sistine Chapel. In preparation for a mural I am painting (with a team) downtown, I have been reading about the famous artist’s tough time with … Read More

zine Fest

zine Fest

October 5, 2017

Come say hi at zine fest and pick up a copy of “Tarantula Hawk Wasp,” my very first zine! This one comes from my poetic inventory. These zines are tiny lyric essays about the tarantula hawk wasp. The poetic inventory is analogous to a “scientific inventory” of a location’s biodiversity, where field ecologists catalogue all … Read More

Pillow Book

Pillow Book

September 1, 2017

My freshman class (The Legacy of Storytelling: Creative Nonfiction) just finished reading the “Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon.” In class, the students made their pillow book zines. Then we curated and made a class one: Things that create the appearance of deep emotion: Allergies. Yawning. Cutting an onion. Typing in ALL CAPS. Weddings. The death … Read More

MFA
in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University
BA
in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from University of New Mexico
Honors College
Professor in the UNM Honors College 2012-Present
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