Assistant Professor of English
GHC Gaming Club Advisor
A little about me...
I started teaching almost by accident. I went to graduate school to learn more about creative writing, not to be a college professor. Shortly after I finished my MAPW, I saw a listserv notice seeking part-time English teachers. I thought, "Why not?" That semester I learned many things including the fact that I love teaching writing and literature.
I have two published short stories--one in GHC's own Old Red Kimono--but my novel writing projects are currently on hold because I'm back in graduate school...again. I'm currently a student at GSU, working on my PhD in Medieval and Victorian literature. My main research interests are the legends and literature of King Arthur. (Watching Monty Phython and the Hold Grail is a Christmas tradition in my family.)
I currently live with my four cats and two dogs. I love animals and rescue as many as I can. My first child, William, was born on March 2nd of last year, making 2013 my busiest year ever!
At the age of sixteen, I attended college for the first time as a dual-enrolled student. My first degree was in nursing, and I still work as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Egleston.
I am the advisor of the GHC Gaming Club. I don't play many computer or video games, but I love Magic, and I've run several nWOD (New World of Darkness) role-playing games. I enjoy most board and card games, but I don't have much of a poker face.
I'm a Yankee. I grew up in Michigan, about an hour north of Detroit and 45 minutes from Canada. I love the Great Lakes, Coney Island Restaurants, Pepsi, and snow at Christmas. My favorite things about the South are the hospitality and spicy, yet sweet barbecue.
1994 Diploma of Nursing, Hurley Medical Center School of Nursing
2000 Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, University of Michigan-Flint
2003 Master of Professional Writing, Kennesaw State University
current student Doctorate of Philosophy in Literary Studies, Georgia State University