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PROFILE

Recognized writer and detail-oriented editor noted for ability to draw diverse audiences into critical conversation about the arts. Award-winning teacher dedicated to collaborative instruction and service learning. Avid researcher with interest in poetry, sound, architecture and design, and sustainable communities. Founder of podcast initiative in Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program. Charismatic, professional, technologically agile.


2019 TEACHING THE ARTS IN A STATE PRISON CLASSROOM, ARTS Blog (Education post)

2018 EVER THE LAND: A GUIDED REFLECTION ON THE TUHOE’S LIVING BUILDING, Georgia Tech (SLS teaching tool)

2018 THE CABBAGETOWN MEMORIAL ORCHESTRA, Live at WREK (experimental music improvisation)

2017     HALCYON LAWRENCE: WHEN I TALK TO SIRIFlash Readings by the Brittain Fellows (podcast episode)

2016 ROMANTICISM’S SOCIAL MEDIA, NASSR/Romantic Circles Pedagogy Contest (course syllabus and award Prezi)

2015     THE GREAT GUGGLE MUGGLE, 5 o’Clock Somewhere, Roads & Kingdoms (column)

2013     MT @THESHUTTLE: 1913 a journal of forms (poem)

WORK SAMPLES


COMMON GOOD ATLANTA, Atlanta, GA     

  • Co-managed launch of nonprofit college-education program in Metro Reentry state prison

  • Designed and taught 10-week college literature course, “Powerful Sounds, The Sounds of Power”

  • Recruited, screened, scheduled, and trained tutors for biweekly Writing Studio

EXPLORE PARTS UNKNOWN, Roads & Kingdoms / CNN, New York, NY   

  • Line-edited features and maintained style guide for Explore Parts Unknown, multimedia supplement to the late Anthony Bourdain’s
    award-winning travel and food television show

ARCHITECTURE, SOUND, SUSTAINABILITY, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

  • Designed and taught service-learning course on sound and equity in Georgia Tech’s Living Building

  • Secured Serve-Learn-Sustain course-development grant to host guest lectures by distinguished local architects, radio producers, sustainability activists, and politicians and sponsor partnership with Groundwork Atlanta

  • Collaborated with Sonic Dictionary (VCU/Duke) founder Mary Caton Lingold to produce the Proctor Creek Greenway Collection of sounds, recorded by students on a field trip to the newest completed section of the Atlanta BeltLine

  • Conceived and directed students’ creation of speculative interactive tours of sound and equity in the Living Building

FLASH READINGS BY THE BRITTAIN FELLOWS, Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA                                              

  • Created and hosted podcast about postdocotral colleagues’ current research projects

  • Scheduled, conducted, and recorded interviews at WREK production studio

  • Sound-designed, scored, and edited each episode

RECENT PROJECTS


PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE

 

2014– VISITING LECTURER AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
2018
Selected courses developed:

SCHOOL OF LITERATURE, MEDIA & COMMUNICATION

  • Founded initiative to foster instruction based on sound theory. Assembled and trained team that produced two initial podcasts and launched others

  • “Talking Race@Tech: Student Voices”: Managed committee of 12 to stage campus-wide diversity event. Oversaw production and distribution of all promotional materials

CENTER FOR SERVE-LEARN-SUSTAIN

  • Awarded two grants to bring to campus radio producer Jenny Ament (The Organist, Edge of Fame) and distinguished Atlanta architects including Joshua Gassman and Created teaching toolkits to support sound and equity instruction related to the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design and other sustainable-community projects

  • Presented on teaching students principles of equity through ways of hearing at first-ever Symposium on Sound, Rhetoric, and Writing, September 2018

1998–     FREELANCE COPY EDITOR, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY
2016      2010–2018, 2002–2003

  • Clients included Time, New York, Style.com, Visionaire, Details, Time Out New York

  • Promotions Copy Editor, DailyCandy. Created style guide, counseled editors on style

INTERIORS, Associate Editor, New York, NY
2001–2002

  • Solicited and assessed projects for coverage in magazine

  • Wrote feature profile, “Com Artists,” and monthly column on design history

  AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF GRAPHIC ARTS (AIGA), Program Coordinator, New York, NY                                               
2000–2001

  • Organized conferences, seminars, and resources for film and TV designers, illustrators, typographers, and design educators

I.D. MAGAZINE, Assistant Editor, New York, NY
1999–2000

  • Ran annual design competition that awarded in 8 categories. Solicited entries and received 1,000 worthy of judging. Liaison to writers reporting on the competition. Managed staff of 4. Composed Editor’s Note for competition issue.

THE PARIS REVIEW, Intern, New York, NY       
1998                                                                                     

  • As intern, researched and selected letters from George Plimpton’s archives for publication in 40th-anniversary issue

  • Reviewed and fact-checked submissions


SELECTED HONORS

2018     SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE-DEVELOPMENT GRANT, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, Georgia Tech

2017     DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION FELLOW, Office of Institute Diversity, Georgia Tech     

2016     POETRY FELLOW, Hambidge Creative Residency Program, Rabun Gap, Georgia

2016     WINNER, International Pedagogy Contest, NASSR/Romantic Circles

2016     MULTIMODAL INNOVATION AWARD, Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Tech


EDUCATION

2013     PH.D., Department of English, Stony Brook University (SUNY)

  • Morton E. Kahn and David Erdman Award, Best Dissertation; Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies

1998     M.A., Writing Seminars (Poetry), Johns Hopkins University

1997      B.A with HONORS AND DISTINCTION, Department of English, Stanford University

  • Honors and Distinction in English; Phi Beta Kappa