Leadership, Service, & Community

Community Building

 I am a firm believer in the importance of building and maintaining community at the department, school, college, and university levels and beyond. The interaction between administrators, teachers, staff, and students is of vital importance to the overall well-being of the educational setting. To that end, I have participated in a wide variety of activities and programs designed to enrich the school environment and to aid students in their progress towards the next step in their education and in their lives. Following is a partial list of my community participation both in the schools in which I have taught and in the communities in which I have lived.

Leadership Experience

Faculty Sponsor, LU chapter of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Co-Administrator, Medieval Studies Intersectional Coalition
Member, Modern Language Association CLCS Celtic Studies Executive Forum, 2017-2022
Advisory Board member, Society for Medieval Feminist Schlarship, 2017-2019
Member, Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Task Force, Lindenwood University
Executive Board Member, The Heroic Age, 2016
Executive Board Member, MEARCSTAPA, 2013-present
President, UNCG Graduate Student Association, 2015-2016
Graduate Student Representative, UNCG Faculty Senate 2014-2015; 2015-2016
Graduate Student Representative, English Department Faculty Senate, 2014-2015
Graduate Student Representative, Faculty Senate Online Learning Committee, 2014-2015
Graduate Student Representative, Advisory Board of the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship, 2014-2016 (elected position, international organization)
Graduate Student Representative, Executive Council of the Southeastern Medieval Association, 2014-2015 (elected position, regional organization)
Co-Editor, Lenses: Approaches to Literature
Graduate Student Representative, English Department Graduate Studies Committee, 2013-2014
Chair, Textbook Adoption Committee, UNCG Composition Program, 2013-2014 (appointed position)
Graduate Student Representative, Provost’s Advisory Committee, 2013-2014; 2014-2015
Graduate Student Representative, University Tuition and Fees Committee, 2013-2014; 2014-2015
Vice-President of Finance, UNCG Graduate Student Association, 2013-2014; 2014-2015 (elected position)
Vice-President, Halifax County Little Theatre Board of Directors, 2011-2012 (elected position)
Community Arts Center Foundation Board Member, 2011-2012 (appointed position)
Assistant Editor, Hortulus: Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, 2012
Managing Editor, Hortulus: Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, 2010
Reader, Hortulus: Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies, 2008 – present
Secretary, Halifax County Little Theatre Board of Directors, 2008-2011
Head, Grant writing committee, Halifax County Little Theatre, 2008-present
Assistant Musical Director, Carlbrook School Drama Performances, 2007-2008
Producer, Halifax County Little Theatre’s production of The Tempest.
Secretary/Fundraising Coordinator, NOTONLYNEWS magazine, Longwood University
President, Student Education Association, College of William and Mary
Head Usher, William and Mary theatre season
Project head, Campus Escort program, College of William and Mary
Founding executive team, Longwood University Student Association for Teachers of English
Ambassador, Longwood College outreach and tours for prospective students and families
Community Building and Service Activities
LU Humanities blog administrator
Faculty Panelist, Lindenwood University GSA “Tough Talks” Panel
Halifax County Little Theatre
Halifax County Community Chorale
Clarksville Community Players
Colonial Actors Theatre Society
Assistant Musical Director, Carlbrook theatre program
SAT Prep Verbal Instructor, Carlbrook School, Halifax County, Virginia
Special Writing Projects Coordinator, College Counseling Office, Carlbrook School
AP Coordinator, Carlbrook School, Halifax Virginia
Faculty Sponsor, Library Club, Carlbrook School, Halifax Virginia
Faculty Sponsor, Study Abroad trip to France, Amsterdam, Belgium, Carlbrook School
Grant writing committee, Richmond Public Schools, Henderson Middle School
School Mission committee, Richmond Pblic Schools, Kennedy High School
Assistant JV Women’s Basketball Coach – Kennedy High School, Richmond, VA
Adviser and Faculty Sponsor, Chess Club – Binford Middle School, Richmond, VA
Textbook Adoption Committee, Nottoway County High School
Faculty Sponsor and Advisor, Study Abroad Trip, Montreal Quebec with French students, Nottoway, Virginia
French Club advisor, Nottoway High School, Nottoway Virginia
Writer’s Club Advisor, Nottoway High School, Nottoway Virginia
JV Cheerleading Coach, Nottoway Middle School, Nottoway Virginia
Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity: escort program, ushering program, habitat for humanity, gleaning, SPCA volunteer, William and Mary
Volunteer, Avalon Battered Women’s Shelter, Williamsburg VA: 60 hours crisis counselor training
Summer League field hockey coach, Williamsburg Recreational Parks & Services Program
William and Mary Student Education Association
Longwood United for Racial Equality, founding member/executive team
Longwood Student Association for Teachers of English
Longwood Wellness Advocates Program: 10 hours peer advocacy training
Longwood Ambassadors Program
Notonlynews Magazine staff writer, executive team, Longwood University

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