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.  

On the Road to Discovery

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On the Road to Discovery

Locking Eyes

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Locking Eyes

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Wit

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Wit

The God Particle Is a Beatles Fan

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The God Particle Is a Beatles Fan

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SOME THOUGHTS

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On Abstract Text and the Concrete Object

On Abstract Text and the Concrete Object

January 14, 2017

This winter I’ve had the pleasure of chatting with Sarah Minor, who curates the Visual Essay series at Essay Daily, previously featuring fantastic artist-essayists such as Kristen Radtke, Marian Bantjes, and Bianca Stone. As a part of this series, we spoke about concrete essays, place-based writing, selecting a medium, and editing as art. You can read our conversation here: On … Read More

Coming of Age at the End of Nature

Coming of Age at the End of Nature

September 23, 2016

I have an essay that has just been published in this neat anthology, Coming of Age at the End of Nature: A Generation Faces Living on a Changed Planet, which is edited by Julie Dunlap and Susan Cohen. The collection answers the question: what is it like to be a young adult (born between 1980-2000), growing up … Read More

Ten Reasons Not to Date an Essayist

Ten Reasons Not to Date an Essayist

September 1, 2016

1. The essayist will take pride in neuroses. He will go on an on about the joy of scratching his ear with a pencil or brag about how long he hasn’t driven a car. 2. Everyday outings, such as going to the grocery store, will become overwhelming adventures. Huge adventures, like swimming with whale sharks … 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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