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90 Webster Street #2
Boston, MA 02128
(404) 502-3551


Experienced educator and lifelong learner dedicated to cultivating knowledge and understanding
through student-centered, experience-oriented teaching methods.

Enthusiastic mentor who strives to help students forge conscientious, productive, and fulfilling

Flexible and resourceful instructor with a strong interdisciplinary background and a commitment
to fostering and learning from cultural diversity.

Ph.D., Brown University, Department of Religious Studies
May 2014
Religion, Comparison, and Culture
Dissertation: Boston and the 1832 Cholera Epidemic: A Case Study of Religion, Poverty, and Disaster
M.A., Vanderbilt University, Graduate School of Religion
Hebrew Bible; History and Literature of the Ancient Near East

December 2006

B.A., Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Religious Studies, Minor: English Literature

May 2002

Private Writing Tutor


Create and implement lessons to help students identify and meet targeted learning goals.

Teach students strategies and study skills tailored to their individual learning styles.

Help non-native speakers develop facility and confidence with written English.

Volunteer Tutor, 826 Boston


Provided one-on-one creative mentorship and instruction to students in an innovative afterschool program.

Taught high school students how to craft dynamic and successful college entrance essays.

Teaching Assistant, Brown University Department of Religious Studies


Developed and facilitated experienced-based, student-led activities to bring complex problems

and abstract ideas to life.

Created interactive, multimedia lessons to teach to different learning styles, promote student
engagement, and improve retention.

Fostered collaborative, supportive learning environments where students encouraged one another
to take risks and grow intellectually.

Worked with students individually to promote reflexive learning and build core skills, including
critical analysis, argumentation, and effective writing.

Instructor, Brown University Continuing Education Program


Designed and taught a course that explored critical issues related to the history of religion in
American public life.

Achieved course goals through project-based learning and student-centered teaching methods.

Cultivated critical yet empathetic engagement with different viewpoints using multidimensional
case studies and personal narratives.

90 Webster Street #2
Boston, MA 02128
(404) 502-355

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Graduate Writing Associate, Brown University Writing Center


Conducted one-on-one consultations that helped students and faculty identify and solve problems
with their writing projects.

Created workshops and produced instructional materials on writing strategies and techniques.

Harvard Extension School
Instructional Design and Media

Fall 2014

Developed a repertoire of instructional design techniques for creating engaging and effective 21st
century learning experiences.

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University

Professional Development Certificate


Designed tools to evaluate and demonstrate teaching effectiveness.

Crafted my teaching philosophy and portfolio through seminars and constructive peer feedback.

Explored innovative methods of applying my teaching philosophy in the classroom.

Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University

Reflective Teaching Practice Certificate


Learned to create an inclusive, collaborative learning environment, teach to different learning

styles, and communicate effectively in the classroom.

Focused on constructing courses around specific goals, aligning assessments with learning
objectives, and using assessments and feedback to gauge successful learning and teaching.


Rethinking Religious Responses to Disaster. Skepticism and Doubt across Cultures of Crisis Panel,
American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Collapse/Catastrophe/Change (March 2012)
The Cognitive Science of Religion
Methods in Religious Studies Course, Stephen Bush, Brown University (December 2011)
Providence and Prevention: Boston in the 1832 Cholera Epidemic
Massachusetts Historical Society (July 2010)
Integrating Practice Theory and Embodied Cognition
Mellon Foundation Graduate Workshop, Contending with Mind-Body Dualism, Brown University (April
Comparative Religion and the Emerging Field of Global Ethnography. The Interdisciplinary Study of
Religion Panel, Columbia University Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Instituting Religion:
Investigating Trajectories of the Study of Religion in Institutions of Higher Education (April 2009)
Benjamin Franklin Stevens Fellowship (2009-2010)
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2011-2013)
Brown University Graduate School
Graduate Fellowship (2006-2010)
Brown University Graduate School