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Assistant Professor of English, August 2016-present

Department of English
University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor of Writing and Rhetoric, August 2012-August 2015

Department of Writing and Writing & Rhetoric
University of Central Florida

Predoctoral Fellow, August 2011-August 2012

American Indian Studies Program & The Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Culture
Michigan State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant, August 2008-June 2011

Department of English
Texas A&M University

Instructor/Trainer, 2010-2011

Ford Foundation Difficult Dialogues
Texas A&M University


Ph.D., English, (Cultural Rhetorics Emphasis), 2012

Texas A&M University, Department of English

M.A., English (Contrastive Rhetoric Emphasis), 2010

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Department of English

B.A., English & Communications (Journalism)

Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Departments of English & Communication


  • Excellence in Social Justice and Sustainability (2014-2015)
    • University of Central Florida (awarded $100)
  • Faculty-in-Residence, Ronald E. McNair Scholar’s Program (2013-2014)
    • University of Central Florida (awarded $2,500)
  • Smitherman/Villanueva Writing Retreat (2014)
    • University of Kentucky
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow, American Indian Studies Program (2011-2012)
    • Michigan State University (awarded $38,000)
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Fellowship (2009)
    • Yale/Universidad Autonoma de Mexico-Zacatecas (awarded $2,500)
  • Scholars For The Dream, Communication on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) (2010)
    • San Francisco (awarded $500)