Professional Development

Teaching/Mentoring Pairs: Center for Teaching Excellence, Xavier University.
Paired with Dr. Karen Enriquez in Theology for ongoing discussion and sharing resources to increase mindfulness practices in the classroom. February-April 2016.

Ignation Mentoring Program: Center for Mission and Identity, Xavier University.
Participated as a mentee with Dr. Chris Pramuk from Theology in ongoing dialog, reading, and discussion of Ignatian pedagogy and spirituality, with classroom specific applications. October 2015-April 2016.

Rhetoric Society of America Summer Institute: “Historiography and the Archive: Taking the Next Steps” with seminar leaders Susan Jarratt, Susan Romano, David Gold, and Davis Hauk. Participated in intensive four-day seminars with other scholars from across the country focused on archival research that included valuable one-on-one mentoring from seminar leaders about our own personal work and scholarship. This experience also promoted collaboration and generating ideas and resources between participants, and included the creation of a collective web site for the ongoing sharing of resources and ideas. Lawrence, KS, June 6-9, 2013.

NCTE Affiliate Leadership Meeting: College English Association of Ohio Representative. Met with NCTE affiliates from across the country to discuss state-specific and national issues affecting various areas of English studies. Met with affiliates to create strategies for state and regional affiliates to use to generate greater dialog and membership within their various groups. Affiliate leaders implemented regional, state, and national networks for increased dialog and future collaboration. St. Louis, MO, July 13-15, 2012

2012 CCCCs Half-Day Workshop: Gateways to the Past: Conducting Archival Research. Met with other scholars conducting archival research, including panel of distinguished speakers. Networked to exchange ideas and resources, as well as to receive guidance from speakers and workshop chairs. St. Louis, MO, March 21, 2012.

2012 CCCCs Half-Day Workshop: Contemplative Teaching and Learning in the Composition and Communication Classrooms. This workshop offered both theory and practices to enact various contemplative practices in the classroom, including experiential elements of yoga, movement, mediation. St. Louis, MO, March 21, 2012.


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