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 2015, I was award Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award at the University of New Mexico. 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.



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

One from Star Trek, One from the New Mexico Statutes

One from Star Trek, One from the New Mexico Statutes

June 17, 2017

  The other day, I sat having coffee with a friend who has just entered his second year of law school. We talked about the tomes he carries to class, the massive amounts of reading and writing, and the creativity needed to frame information as arguments. He surprised me with an off-the-cuff comment, saying, “You … Read More


in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University


in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from University of New Mexico

Honors College

Professor in the UNM Honors College 2012-Present


MSC06 3890, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131


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