Instructor

Contact Info

Office:
326 Park Hall
Office Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday 11:00-12:15
or by appointment

Ph.D. (Creative Writing), University of Georgia, 2004

I teach composition, creative writing, multicultural literature, and documentary filmmaking.

My documentaries have appeared in multiple festivals, on Georgia Public Television, and in the online editions of The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Flagpole, and NME

Recent course offerings include classes on Family History (with ancestry.com), Charles Darwin and Walt Disney, ESPN's 30-for-30 sports documentary series, Hamilton: An American Musical, the films of Quentin Tarantino, Stand-up and Sketch Comedy, The New Yorker magazine, and archives-based documentary filmmaking

Of note:
  • Teacher of the Year, UGA Freshman English, 2015

  • Adelante Award for Excellence in Teaching, UGA Costa Rica, 2015

  • Outstanding Teacher, UGA Career Center, 2006, 2011, 2014-17

  • Last Lecture Award, Russell Hall, UGA Housing, 2014

Grants:
  • Program Grant, South Carolina Humanities Council, 2017

  • UGA Special Collections Libraries Research Fellowship, 2016

  • UGA Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer Grant for Dr. Brian Hare of Duke, 2013

  • UGA University-Wide Fellowship, 1998-2000