My administrative experiences have included work for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and the 2012 Thomas R. Watson Conference, as well as numerous service positions at the department, graduate student, and university levels. I was also recently elected to serve on the CCCC Executive Committee, where I will represent the interests of graduate students, in particular. I enjoy administrative and service work because it provides an opportunity to contribute to university-wide and discipline-wide conversations, and to shape policy and practice through informed dialogue. I take initiative and seek opportunities to improve the experiences of students and colleagues through this positions. For example, as Peer Mentor Coordinator of the English Department at University of Louisville, I recognized that Master’s students had been overlooked in our departmental mentoring program, and established a peer mentoring program for those students that is now thriving.
It was primarily as a result of my work to support graduate students and mentoring in my own department and across the university that I received the prestigious K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award from the AAC&U in 2014. See hyperlinked pages for details about major administrative positions, or see my full cv for a list of other service and administrative experiences.