Positions

Assistant Professor of English, Landmark College, Putney VT (2014 – present)

Team Lead for Adjunct Instructors Teaching Graduate Courses, College of Online and Continuing Education, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH (Fall 2013- 2015)

Adjunct Faculty, Department of English, American Public University, Charles Town WV (Spring 2013-present)

Adjunct Faculty, College of Online and Continuing Education, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH (Spring 2013-present)

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Community College of Vermont, Bennington VT (Fall 2011 – 2012)

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Highline Community College, Des Moines WA (Fall 2008-Spring 2011)

English Instructor, Interdisciplinary Writing Program, University of Washington, Seattle WA (Fall 2009-Spring 2011)

English Instructor, Expository Writing Program, University of Washington, Seattle WA (Fall 2007-Spring 2009)

Editor, Graduate Program, University of Washington, Seattle WA (Fall 2007-Spring 2011)

Editorial Staff, e.g. A Journal of 100-Level Writing, University of Washington, Seattle WA (Fall 2007- Spring 2009)

Adjunct Faculty, English Department, Northeastern University, Boston MA (Fall 2006-Spring 2007)

Teaching Assistant, English Department, Clark University, Worcester MA (Fall 2005-Spring 2006)

Adult Literacy Instructor, The Literacy Project, Northampton MA (August 2004- April 2005)

Student Teaching, Education Department, Westfield State College, Westfield MA (Fall 2000-Spring 2001)

Assistant Editor, Persona Journal, Westfield State College, Westfield MA (Fall 1998-Spring 2002)

Recent Posts

Being Seen during a Wellness Journey

I have not made a post for about a month in this diary but this has not been because I have been lazy or in a binge coma. Actually, I keep considering the function of such a diary for me, at this point in my journey. I ask myself: what is the function of me logging in my food every day and documenting my exercise.

On one hand, it is because these steps motivate me. I can see my progress, and I can see the data and interpret it. Tracking in these ways also give me visibility, as if I am being seen in some way, which in turn provides me a sense of validation.

On the other hand, these things are not really real. I do already feel internal motivation just from a desire to be well and to reach a higher level of consciousness. And visibility is a lie, a farce — no one really sees me or knows me, not really, and certainly not more than I see or know myself.

So, the function of documenting and being accountable to a plan continues to perplex me. After almost one year of logging in my food and exercise and nine weeks of keeping this wellness diary on my website, I am not sure that I have reaped the benefits for which I hoped.

Then again, I feel today as if I am at a better place; yet, I always feel that way. Every day is another encounter with the unknown, every day, another opportunity to be tested and to learn about myself and the world.

I am not sure what shape this diary will continue to take, but I do like to express my feelings and thoughts about wellness on my own journey.

There is an element of letting go, even of acceptance, that I wish to work toward in my wellness journey. That, I feel, is a piece that will help other more visible elements fall into place.

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