Upcoming (community/open to the public):

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Upcoming (university/postgraduate):

  • West Virginia Wesleyan MFA Program (summer session 2020)


  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction at American University (August-December 2020)

American University


Past teaching:


  • Introduction to Creative Writing at American University (January-May 2020)
  • Independent study: “Essaying on the Edge of Poetry” ((January-May 2020)
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction at American University (August-December 2019)

American University

  • Advanced Nonfiction Writing at East Carolina University (January-May 2019)

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  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Co-instructor of “Personal Essay and Narrative Medicine,” an elective writing class for medical students (May 2010)

  • American University, Washington, DC (2001-2009)

College Writing Program, Department of Literature — Full-time instructor of three writing courses each term (honors and non-honors composition courses, composition courses for students with learning disabilities, introductory creative writing and creative nonfiction courses, honors colloquia), service on department committees, advising and mentoring

  • New York University (1998-2001)

Expository Writing Program, September 1998 – May 2001 — Instructor of honors and non-honors composition courses for first-year student

Creative Writing Program, Spring 2000, Fall 2000 — Instructor of introductory classes of creative writing, which included work with both fiction and poetry


Other teaching:

Market Street Writers

  • Cedar Ridge Writers

Leading the workshop “The Art of the Hybrid: Using Creative Forms to Shape Essays and Memoirs,” Bedminster, NJ (21 September 2019)

Cedar Ridge Writers

  • HippoCamp (the creative nonfiction conference run by Hippocampus Magazine) Lancaster, PA (25 August 2019)

Leading the workshop “Crafting the Lyric Essay

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Leading the workshop “After the Art” at the Atheneum

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Politics and Prose



  • The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD for classes on memoir, spiritual memoir, and “From Private Diaries to Public Writing” (2010-11)

The Writer's Center



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