Professional Experience

Lecturer in Writing (Prose)
School of Creative Studies & Media, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK, 4/2011-present
Course coordinator BA Creative & Professional Writing, Deputy Director of Graduate Studies (PG-T).  Coordinating modules on narrative craft & theory across multiple media, 21st century publishing, writing for genre, and writing for digital media across undergraduate and MA levels.  Supervising undergraduate and MA dissertations in creative writing and digital media, and advising on PhD projects in creative writing, digital media, and practice-based research.

Research Statement:
My primary research interests lie in the fields of Creative/Professional Writing and Digital Media.  I am a practicing writer, thus my research is largely practice-based.  Specifically, I write and research electronic literature (or digital fiction, that is, fiction written on and for digital devices), examining it from a writer’s perspective, as well as conducting studies into reader response and textual analysis.  I am interested in the evolution of this genre of fiction as it emerges into the mainstream, approaches to creation for writers and digital artists, methods for encouraging readers to embrace e-literature, publishing models, and adaptation/remediation of works across media.

Electronic Literature Directory, 1/2010-present
Working with electronic literature scholars and practitioners to create a directory of e-lit. Writing entries for e-lit works, reviewing entries, evaluating the directory as a pedagogical tool, and engaging in ongoing discourse on the emerging field of electronic literature.

Associate Lecturer
Open University, UK, 1/2010-2/2012
Led online introductory course in Creative Writing taught via online coursework and the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK, 9/2009-4/2011
Coordinating and leading modules, as well as supervising MA and 3rd year dissertations, in the School of Creative Studies & Media, in Professional & Creative Writing and Digital Media.
Web Tutor, Freelance
Bangor, Wales, UK, Summer 2009
Creating video tutorials for applications such as Adobe Flash utilizing Camtasia screen capturing tools and Moodle online virtual learning environment.

Documentary Researcher
Aden Productions, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 6/2008-2/2009
Researched material for a documentary on the brain, interviewing neuroscientists about their studies. Contributed to storyline and structure of documentary.

Technical Editor/Writer
H&P, Inc., Albuquerque, NM, USA, 8/2005-11/2007
Edited safety basis documents for nuclear facilities, managed all official documents, coordinated multiple projects, and participated in Department of Energy reviews.

Proposal Coordinator
Karl Storz Endoscopy, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 4/2004-12/2005
Created bid proposals for a nationwide sales force for medical devices. Responsibilities included writing proposals, responses to RFPs, marketing material and business plans, composing sales presentations, project coordination, and research of company products.

Advertising Coordinator
Boardwalk Realty, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 6/2003-4/2004
Composed advertising copy, press releases, web content, agent biographies, company newsletters, company business forms. Edited and proofread all written content.

Administrative Assistant
Stan Winston Studio, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 11/2001-6/2003
Composed company web content, artists’ biographies and public relations releases. Provided screenplay coverage, edited and proofread all published copy.

Assistant Manager
Good Shepherd Animal Clinic, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 8/1999-8/2001
Created all company communication, including informational brochures, client communications, medical diagnostics forms, company web content, and advertising.