I am committed to an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and tutoring. I strive to cultivate an interactive environment in which students can express themselves freely while learning to engage with the written word in meaningful ways. I take great pride in my students’ success, and feel that it is my responsibility to uphold the highest standards.
I encourage critical thinking and challenge students to work up to their potential, in hopes that their experiences in my classes will teach them far more than how to compose a grammatically correct sentence, analyze a piece of literature, or write a compelling essay.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Writing and a minor in Spanish from SUNY College at Potsdam. I also hold a Master of Science in Teaching with an emphasis on Secondary English Language Arts from SUNY College at Potsdam. In addition, I hold a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. I am a magna cum laude Bachelor of Arts graduate, and an honors with distinction Master of Science graduate, as well.
I am currently an Adjunct Online Professor at Ashford University, Kaplan University, The Allied Health Institute and Drury University. I have taught literature and writing courses for SUNY College at Potsdam and SUNY College at Canton.
I have taught ESL classes as part of my membership in The International English Honors Society. I have taught Advanced Placement and Regents classes in English as part of my student teaching for a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis on Secondary English Language Arts.
I have published poetry and critical essays in numerous literary magazines. I have given lectures on a plethora of writing and literature topics. In addition, I have given readings of my work at a variety of venues, and conducted writing workshops both in person and online. I am in process of writing a book that investigates the influence that literature has on our perceptions of the world in which we live.