Institutional Service

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

  • Co-founder, Liberal Studies English Teaching Circle, Fall 2013
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Writing Generalist, Fall 2013
  • Member, English Department Program Directors Council, Fall 2013-present
  • Department Representative to APSCUF, Fall 2013-present
  • Chair, Liberal Studies English Committee, Fall 2013-present
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Web Editor in Communications Office, Spring 2013
  • Member, Hiring Committee for Temporary Faculty, Spring 2013-present
  • English Department Writing Contest Judge, Spring 2013
  • Presentation judge for Undergraduate and Graduate Scholars Forum, Spring 2013
  • Consultant to University-wide Liberal Studies Committee, Fall 2012-present
  • Co-Chair, Liberal Studies Committee, Fall 2012-Spring 2013
  • Founder, Writing Across the Curriculum Teaching Circle, Fall 2012-present


Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT
• Member, Library Advisory Committee, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
• Member, Hiring Committee for Sports Management Faculty, Spring 2011
• Member, Hiring Committee for Composition Faculty, Spring 2011
• Member, Committee to select commencement speech, Spring 2011
• Chairperson, Institutional Research and Review Board, Fall 2009-Spring 2012: Charged with creating an internal IRB for college research; drafted and finalized research policies and procedures officially adopted by college faculty and administration; oversee all committee workings including meetings and review sessions; mentor faculty throughout research processes
• Advisor for several liberal arts and communications majors, Fall 2009-Spring 2012
• Advise peer-tutors serving as writing consultants in my courses, Fall 2010-Spring 2012
• Internship supervisor for communications students, Fall 2009-Spring 2012
• Member and Recording Secretary, Curriculum Committee, Fall 2009-Spring 2011
• Member, Hiring Committee for Communications Faculty, Fall 2009-Spring 2010
• Member, First-Year Studies Book Selection Committee, Spring 2010 and Spring 2011

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
• 2.5 Committee, Coordinator, Fall 2008-Spring 2009: As an outgrowth of department-wide assessment, selected to coordinate group of faculty charged with the task of developing curricular and pedagogical changes designed to help ‘average’ student writers become stronger writers; present findings at department-wide faculty meeting
• Assessment Committee, Member, Summer 2008: Selected to develop and assist with norming for accreditation outcomes assessment in the writing department, serve as table leader to assist readers
• Textbook Committee, Member, Spring 2008: Invited to serve with faculty to choose a new textbook for WRT 105, Writing Across the Curriculum
• Rhet/Comp Listserv, Spring 2008- Spring 2009: Created and maintained (the first successful) online listserv for graduate students, faculty, and alumnae in Rhetoric and Composition at the university
• Workshop Organizer, Spring 2008: Organized and moderated a panel of writing faculty to assist graduate students in writing proposals for CCCC
• Liaison Committee, Elected Member, Fall 2007-Spring 2008: Served as graduate student liaison between English Department and Graduate Committee; representative of graduate student body at department faculty meetings
• Literature TA Committee, Elected Member, Spring 2006-Spring 2008: Developed and implemented workshops in basic methods of teaching literature for first-year graduate students TAs
• Read/Write Series Committee, Member, Summer 2006-Spring 2007: Assisted in organizing reading series, introduced readers
• Graduate Student Conference Committee, Co-Director, Summer 2006-Spring 2007: Planned English Department interdisciplinary conference, produced CFP and program, helped facilitate conference, created fundraising documents and solicited funds from university administrators
• Graduate Committee, Elected Member, Fall 2005-Spring 2006: Served one-year term as graduate student representative to faculty committee determining policies, procedures, and curriculum for English department graduate student body
• ENG 510, Fall 2006: Invited to serve as panelist to introduce new students to university and graduate studies
• English Department Graduate Student Orientation, Fall 2006: Invited to serve as panelist to introduce new students to university and graduate studies
• Graduate Student Mentor, Fall 2005-Spring 2009: Served as mentor to incoming graduate students