Experience/Teaching

Digital Storytelling Workshop Instructor (Contractor). StoryCenter. Chicago, IL. January 07 – Present

As a part-time facilitator for StoryCenter for the last twelve years, I’ve helped people at all stages of the workshop process to find their own story and to tell it in their own voice. Participants begin the three-day workshop by sharing their own personal stories within a story circle where they receive feedback and ideas from the facilitators and fellow storytellers. They also participate in discussions of core concepts including the effective use of audio and visual elements, as well as tutorials introducing them to basic audio/video editing software and techniques. Each of the participants shares their finished story as part of a screening at the workshop’s conclusion.

Assistant Professor of Teaching. Columbia College Chicago, Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Aug 13 – May 18

As an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Columbia College Chicago, I taught undergraduate writing courses including: First Year Composition, Narrative Theory for Creatives, Art Activism and Digital Storytelling, Writing Web Content, and Professional Writing.

Senior Instructor & Digital Media Specialist. The Ohio State University Institute on Digital Media and Composition (DMAC). The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. Summers, 2008-2013.

As a Senior Instructor & Digital Media Specialist for the Ohio State University’s Institute on Digital Media and Composition (DMAC), I taught and facilitated university/college faculty and graduate students from all over the United States. The Institute focused primarily on helping professors and scholars to incorporate digital media tools and concepts into their own classrooms and scholarly publications. The Institute faculty ranged from four to six instructors who offered presentations on specific digital tools and new media publication practices.

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Adjunct Lecturer. University of Louisville. Rhetoric and Composition Program. Sept 06 – May 13

As a doctoral graduate student in the Rhetoric and Composition program at the University of Louisville, I taught undergraduate writing courses including: First Year Composition, Business and Professional Writing, Introduction to Literature for Non-Majors, and British Literature.