(last updated May 7, 2019)


Associate Professor of English, Weber State University (Ogden, UT), 2015 – present.

Assistant Professor of English, Weber State University (Ogden, UT), 2011 – 2015.

Assistant Professor of English, Piedmont College (Demorest, GA), 2007 – 2011.

Robert E. Park Fellow, University of Georgia (Athens, GA), 2006 – 2007.


University of Georgia– Athens, GA

Ph.D.English (Creative Writing), May 2006 

Dissertation: Borrowed Horses, a novel

Committee: Judith Ortiz Cofer and Reginald McKnight (major professors), Richard Menke, and Roxanne Eberle

M.A.  English (Creative Writing), May 2002

Thesis: Kicking Chekhov: a collection of fiction and non-fiction

Committee:  Judith Ortiz Cofer (major professor), Terry Hummer, and Richard Menke

University of Idaho– Moscow, ID

B.A.     English (Creative Writing), May 1995 

            Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Book Publications

Scrapple. Pittsburgh, PA: Braddock Avenue Press, 2020. [forthcoming] 

The Drum, Like the Heart, Keeps Faulty Time. Durham, NC: Bull City Press, 2020. [forthcoming]

Borrowed Horses: A Novel. Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2013.

Creative Journal Publications 

“Wonder Woman” (essay), Jellyfish Review[forthcoming]

“Evening: Super Bowl XLVIII” (essay), Hobart[forthcoming]

“Taking It to the Logo” (essay), Booth[forthcoming]

“Imaginary Number” (flash fiction), Monkeybicyclehttp://monkeybicycle.net/an-imaginary-number/

“You Were Raised By a Dragon” (flash fiction), Mid-American Review(Winter 2019): 38-9.

“California, or Something to Do with the West” (poem), Epoch[forthcoming]

“Correction” (flash essay), Riverteethhttps://www.riverteethjournal.com/blog/2018/11/05/correction

“Everyone Fails” (flash fiction),Lost Balloonhttps://lost-balloon.com/2018/10/24/everyone-fails-by-sian-griffiths/

“Sarah Winchester” (personal essay), Prairie Schooner(Fall 2018): 56-68.

“A Sacrifice of Bad Men” (hybrid),Barrelhouse special issue: The Fall of Menhttps://www.barrelhousemag.com/onlinelit/2018/9/27/the-sacrifice-of-bad-men

 “Scrapple” (novel fragment), Embark(Winter 2018) https://embarkliteraryjournal.com/issues/issue-3-january-2018/

“Scones: A Recipe” (personal essay), Cincinnati Reviewblog (Winter 2018) https://www.cincinnatireview.com/contributor/scones-a-recipe-from-sian-griffiths/

“Cunt” (personal essay), Indiana Review(Winter 2018): 117-30.

“Wooden Spoons” (short story), Cincinnati Review(Winter 2018): 54-70.

“Horse” (ekphrastic hybrid), 7x7http://7x7.la/horse/  

“The Key Bearer’s Parents” (flash fiction), American Short Fiction.http://americanshortfiction.org/2017/01/03/the-key-bearers-parents/

“Tuco & Blondie” and “Bonnie, Once Raven” (poems), Unsplendid(Winter 2017) http://www.unsplendid.com/6/6-3/6-3_frames.htm

 “Clockwork Girl at the Opera” (short story), The Baltimore Review(Fall 2016) http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/fall_2016/contributor/sian-griffiths

“The Only Girl in the Known Universe” (personal essay), Change Seven(guest feature, Summer 2016) https://changesevenmag.com/2016/07/06/the-only-girl-in-the-known-universe-by-sian-griffiths/

“Idaho” (flash fiction), Redivider(Summer 2016): 34-5.

“Slippers” (short story), Permafrost(Winter 2016): 150-158.

“Nakedness” (personal essay), So to Speak (Spring 2016) http://sotospeakjournal.org/nakedness/

 “Clowns” (flash fiction), Iron Horse Literary Review Photo Finish (2015): 5. http://issuu.com/ironhorsereview/docs/ihlr_photo_finish_2015_final_single?e=7943022/31982462

“Sk8r” (short story), Georgia Review(Fall 2015): 412-428.

“The Most Natural Thing in the World” (short story), Fifth Wednesday Journal(Fall 2014): 186-94.

“Damage: The Soul-Crushing Science of High-End Bra Shopping” (personal essay), The Rumpushttp://therumpus.net/2014/10/damage-the-soul-crushing-science-of-high-end-bra-shopping/

“Dislocated” (lyric essay), Mary: A Journal of New Writing(Summer 2012). http://maryajournalofnewwriting.wordpress.com/nonfiction/sian-b-griffiths/

“Pearls” (short story), Waccamaw(Fall 2011) http://www.waccamawjournal.com/pages.html?x=358

“The Chicago Art Institute: A Guided Tour” (sequence of four poems), Timber.

“The Love of Reindeer” (poem), Versal(2010): 6.

“Proud Flesh” (poem), Cave Wall(Summer/Fall 2009): 44-45.

“Bread” (personal essay), Oregon Literary Review(Summer 2009). http://orelitrev.startlogic.com/v4n2/OLR-griffiths.htm  

“Two Mermaids” (poem), The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review(Winter 2009): 8.

“My daughter, four, confronts an autumn window and all its contradictions” (poem), Literary Mamahttp://www.literarymama.com/poetry/archives/2009/07/my-daughter-four.html  

“Persistence of Geese” (poem), Permafrost(Spring 2008): 42-3.

“Coming Home” (novel excerpt fromBorrowed Horses), Mangrove Review(Spring 2008).

“What Is Solid.” (flash fiction),Versal(2007): 77. 

“Fistful” (poem), Ninth Letter(Fall/Winter 2007): 45. 

“Building Tall” (flash fiction), Clackamas Literary Review(2007): 114.

“Paper Hats” (flash fiction), Quarterly West(Spring/Summer 2006): 85.

“Somewhere in the Sawtooths.  June.” (poem), Court Green(2006): 97.

“Why I’m Not Pretty” (memoir), The River Oak Review(Fall 2004): 26-33.

“What the Scorpions Know” (personal essay), Riverteeth, a Journal of Nonfiction Narrative(Spring 2004): 75-76. 

Other Selected Publications 

“Riding a Corner: Barrelhousing With Siân Griffiths” (interview) Barrelhousehttps://www.barrelhousemag.com/onlinelit/barrelhousingwithsiangriffiths

“Teaching the Pen Breakers” (essay), Assayhttps://assayjournal.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/teaching-the-pen-breakers-on-joann-beards-fourth-state-of-matter-sian-griffiths/

“Off from the Center Like Horses: Structuring Short Story Collections” (essay), AWP’s The Writer’s Notebookhttps://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media/writers_notebook_view/57/off_from_the_center_like_horses_structuring_short_story_collections

“An Interview with Siân Griffiths” (interview), Read to Write Storieshttps://readtowritestories.com/2017/03/02/an-interview-with-sian-griffiths/

“Web Exclusive Interview: Siân Griffiths” (interview), American Short Fiction.January 2017. http://americanshortfiction.org/2017/01/23/web-exclusive-interview-sian-griffiths/

“An Interview with Amina Gautier” (interview), Necessary Fiction,  http://necessaryfiction.com/blog/AninterviewwithAminaGautier

“The Time of My Life: A Writer Camp Review” (review), Barrelhousehttp://www.barrelhousemag.com/blogall/2016/8/6/writercamp-review-by-sian-griffiths

“Tea and Windows: An Expansive Look at Literary Fiction” (essay), AWP’s The Writer’s Notebook https://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media/writers_notebook_view/42/tea_and_windows_an_expansive_view_of_literary_fiction

“The Unshakeable Image: A Conversation with Siân Griffiths” (interview). The Georgia Reviewhttp://garev.uga.edu/blog/griffithsinterview.html

“Book Brief” on Now We Will Be Happy(book review), The Georgia Review(Summer 2015): 315.

“Work Horse: An Interview with Siân Griffiths, author of Borrowed Horses.” Braddock Avenue Books Street Talk Series, http://www.braddockavenuebooks.com/street-talk/post/work-horse-interview-si%C3%A2n-griffiths-author-borrowed-horses

Review of Unaccompanied Minors(book review), Necessary Fiction.http://necessaryfiction.com/reviews/UnaccompaniedMinorsbyAldenJones

Review of The Weight of Blood(book review), The Rumpushttp://therumpus.net/2014/04/the-weight-of-blood-by-laura-mchugh/

“The Many Hats of Jeffrey Condran” (interview), Necessary Fiction,http://necessaryfiction.com/blog/ShortStoryWriterNovelistProfessorEditorTheManyHatsofJeffreyCondran

“Book Brief” on Eric Sasson’s Margins of Tolerance(book review), The Georgia Review(Summer 2013): 369.

“Review of Amina Gautier’s At Risk” (book review), The Iowa Reviewonline, http://iowareview.uiowa.edu/?q=reviews/nov-21-2012/amina_gautiers_at_risk

“Writing the Trans-Genre Novel: An Interview with Pam Houston” (interview), Weber: The Contemporary West(Fall 2013). 24-35.

“Book Brief” on Dan Albergotti’s The Boatloads(book review), The Georgia Review(Winter 2009): 722.

“Invented Cities: Creating Place-Informed Characters” (pedagogy paper), The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers 2009http://www.awpwriter.org/pdf/2009BestofPed.pdf: 12.

“Dissolving Pearls: Charlotte Brontë’s Textual Hieroglyphs” (scholarly article), Women’s Writing(2007): 49-69.

“Book Brief” on Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost(book review), The Georgia Review(Spring 2006): 256-57.

“Book Brief” on Dennis Covington’s Redneck Riviera: Armadillos, Outlaws, and the Demise of an American Dream(book review), The Georgia Review(Fall 2005): 730-31.

Anthology Reprints

 “Sk8r.” This Side of the Divide. Reno, NV: Baobab Press, 2019. p. 241-259. 

“The World Within, the World Without.” Art Is Matter. Eds. Kirsten and Taryn Kaschock. [forthcoming]

“Sk8r.” bonfire(s): an anthology of place writing. Ball State University. https://bonfireslit.com/2018/04/27/sian-griffiths-sk8r/

“The Most Natural Thing in the World.” Helicon WestAnthology: A Ten-Year Celebration. Ed. Star Coulbrooke and Tim Keller. Logan, UT: Helicon West Press, 2016: 69-75.

“Fistful.” Bite-Sized Poetry. Literary Arts, Utah Division of Arts and Museums. September 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3THCmhMCANo  

“Fistful,” “Persistence of Geese,” and “Proud Flesh” (poems), The Southern Poetry Anthology, Vol. V: Georgia,Ed. William Wright. Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, 2012: 115-7.

“Fistful” (poem), Imaginative Writing3rd ed., Ed. Janet Burroway. New York: Penguin, 2010: 81.

Film Consulting

Film consultant. Outside In. Feature film. Written and directed by Lynn Shelton. Starring Edie Falco and Jay Duplass. Premiered at 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Screenplay consultant.The Night Stalker. Feature film. Written and directed by Megan Griffiths. Starring Lou Diamond Philips. Premiered at The Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA.

Screenplay consultant.Lucky Them.Feature film. Written by Huck Botko and Emily Wachtel. Directed by Megan Griffiths. Starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, and Oliver Platt. Premiered at 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Screenplay consultant.Eden.Feature film. Written by Megan Griffiths and Richard B. Phillips. Directed by Megan Griffiths. Starring Jamie Chung and Beau Bridges. Premiered at 2012 South By Southwest Film Festival. Winner of SxSW Audience Award.

Screenplay consultant.The Off Hours.Feature film. Written and directed by Megan Griffiths. Starring Amy Seimetz, Ross Partridge, and Scoot McNairy. Premiered at 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Awards & Honors

Runner Up: Fineline Competition, Mid-American Review, “Your Mother Was a Dragon” (2018)

Semi-Finalist: Black Lawrence Press Chapbook Competition (2018)

Nominee: Crystal Crest Master Teacher Award (2016)

Nominee: Pushcart Prize, “Sk8r” (nominated by Georgia Review) (2016)

2ndPlace: “Clowns” PhotoFinish 2015, Iron Horse Literary Review(2015)

Nominee: H. Aldous Dixon Award for Outstanding Faculty Member (2015)

Nominee: Crystal Crest Master Teacher Award (2015)

Semi-Finalist: Virginia Commonwealth University First Novelist Award (2014)

Nominee: H. Aldous Dixon Award for Outstanding Faculty Member (2014)

Winner: Marketing Award in College of Arts and Humanities (2013)

Nominee: Crystal Crest Master Teacher Award (2013)

Eccles Honors Fellowship Award (2012-13)

Nominee: Pushcart Prize, “What Is Solid” (nominated by Versal)(2007)

1st Place in Fiction: Borrowed Horses, Sanibel Island Writers Conference Contest (2007)

3rd Place in Novel: Borrowed Horses, Sandhills Writing Conference (2007)

Winner: Robert E. Park Fellowship Award (2006-07)

Winner: Robert H. West Scholar Award, (outstanding graduate student, Department of English, University of Georgia, 2006)

Winner: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (University of Georgia, 2006)

Teaching Experience

Weber State University

MENG 6610: Creative Writing: Prose Forms

MENG 6610: 21stCentury American Short Stories

MENG 6610: Writing Short Fiction

MENG 6610: Writing Creative Nonfiction

MENG 6240: Special Topic: Inventing the West

English 4640/MENG 5640: Victorian Literature

English 4940: Creative Writing: Senior Projects

English 4560: Contemporary Literature for Creative Writers

Honors 3900: Make Your Movie: Introduction to Film Production

English 3380: CW Forms and Craft: Screenwriting

English 3365: CW Forms and Craft: Novel Writing

English 3360: CW Forms and Craft: Writing Flash Fiction

English 3350: Studies in Genre: Writing Speculative Fiction

English 3260: Advanced Poetry Writing

English 3250: Advanced Fiction Writing

English 3240: Creative Nonfiction

English 2260: Introduction to Writing Short Fiction

English 2250: Introduction to Creative Writing

English 2010: Intermediate College Writing

Honors 1540: Screenwriting

English 1010: Introduction to College Writing


Piedmont College

English 490/690: Creative Writing Methods for Teachers

English 429/629: Multicultural American Literature

English 428/628: 20th Century American Literature

English 421/621: Victorian Literature

English 307/507: Short Story

English 400: Publication Workshop

English 394: Fiction Writing

English 393: Creative Nonfiction Writing

English 204: English Literature from 1790

English 211: U.S. Literature from 1865

English 102: English Composition and Literature II

English 101: English Composition and Literature I


University of Georgia

English 4780: 20th Century American Novel

English 4800: Advanced Fiction Writing

English 3800H: Honors Introduction to Creative Writing

English 3800: Introduction to Creative Writing

English 2320: English Literature Since 1700

English 1102M: Multicultural English Composition

English 1102: Composition II

English 1101: Composition I

Editorial Experience

Assistant Editor, Fiction, Barrelhouse, Spring 2016-present.

Assistant Editor, Fiction, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Fall 2014-Summer 2016.

Faculty Advisor, Fiction, Aelurus(Weber State University graduate literary journal), 2011-12, 2015-16.

Faculty Advisor, Creative Nonfiction,Aelurus(Weber State University graduate literary journal), 2012-13.

Editor, Trillium: Piedmont College’s Literary and Arts Journal, Spring 2008-2011.

Graduate Editorial Assistant, Georgia Review, Fall 2004-Summer 2005.

Conference Participation

“Laying Out the Welcome Mat: Your Fiction’s First Page” Conversations and Connections, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct. 20, 2018. 

“Writ Large: Expansion in the Short Story” (panel presentation with Caitlin Horrocks, Marie-Helene Bertino, Eric Sasson, and Diane Cook) Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Tampa, FL. March 10, 2018.

“I Survived—and Thrived: Conference Veterans Discuss the Benefits and Drawbacks of Writing Conferences,” (panel presentation with Eric Sasson, Amina Gautier, Todd Kaneko, and Rosebud Ben-Oni) Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Washington, DC. Feb. 10, 2017.

“Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Organizing and Structuring Story Collections.” (panel presentation with Michael Martone, Benjamin Hale, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Julia Elliott) Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Washington, DC. Feb. 10, 2017.

“Easy A’s and Epic Fails: Grading the Creative Writer,” (panel presentation with Michael Martone, Melanie Rae Thon, Katherine Coles, and Joshua Robbins) Associated Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Los Angeles, CA. April 2, 2016.

“Silence and Interruption: Advanced Tips for Writing Dialogue,” (invited talk) League of Utah Writers Conference, Logan, UT. August 29, 2015.

“Beyond Backdrop: Using Setting to Enhance Character and Conflict,” (invited talk) League of Utah Writers Conference, Logan, UT. August 29, 2015.

“My Book Is Published—Now What?” (panel discussion with Owen Egerton, Dean Wesley Smith, and Christopher Loke). League of Utah Writers Conference, Logan, UT. August 29, 2015.

“sk8r” (short story), Tin HouseSummer Writing Workshop, Antonya Nelson short fiction session, Portland, OR. July 13-19, 2014.

“New Brighton” (novel fragment), Writers @ Work, John DuFresne fiction session, Alta, UT. June 5-9, 2013.

“The Chum” (novel fragment), Sewanee Writers’ Conference, John Casey fiction session, Sewanee, TN. July 24-August 5, 2012.

“Invented Cities: Creating Place-Informed Characters” (pedagogy forum), Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, Chicago, IL. February 12-15, 2009.

“Legacy of the Lunatic: Jane Eyreand Aurora Leigh,” British Women Writers Conference, Bloomington, IN. March 27-30, 2008. 

“Fragment from Borrowed Horses,” Sandhills Writing Conference, Augusta, GA. March 22-25, 2007.

“Dissolving Pearls: Charlotte Brontë’s Textual Hieroglyphs,” 14th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth- Century British Women Writers Conference, Gainesville, FL. March 23-26, 2006. 

“Locating Women’s Value: The Marketplace Without, The Marketplace Within,” Negotiating 19th Century Spaces Conference, Columbia, SC. March 11-12, 2005.

“’White Godiva’: Sylvia Plath’s Unpeeling of Self,” (Dis)locating Identity in Twentieth Century Literature, An International Conference, Columbia, SC. April 3, 2004.

“Transports: Jane Austen’s Use of Horse and Carriage to Imagine Gender Relationships,” 12th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth- Century British Women Writers Conference, Athens, GA. March 26, 2004.

Selected Readings, Lectures, and Presentations

Presenter, “Your Novel’s First Page,” Local Authors and You, Salt Lake City County Library, November 4, 2017.

Invited Reader, Dixie State University, St. George, UT, March 7, 2017.

Featured Reader, City Arts Reading Series, Salt Lake City, UT, September 14, 2016.

Featured Reader, Helicon West Anthology Launch Party, Logan, UT, September 8, 2016.

Featured Reader, Faculty Reading, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. February 11, 2016.

Interviewer,“Writers In Conversation: Siân Griffiths and BK Loren.” Utah Humanities Council Book Festival, Main Library, Salt Lake City, UT. September 27, 2014.

Invited Reader,Dixie State University, St. George, UT. March 27, 2014.

Guest Reader,University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Jan. 16, 2014.

Featured Reader, Helicon West, Logan, UT. Dec. 12, 2013.

Featured Reader, City Art Reading Series, Salt Lake City, UT. Dec. 4, 2013.

Guest Lecture: Fiction Writing and Revision, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. Nov. 19, 2013.

Featured Reader, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT. Nov. 19, 2013.

Featured Reader, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Nov. 9, 2013.

Guest Lecture: The Editor-Author Relationship, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN. Nov. 7, 2013.

Guest Lecture: Publishing Your Novel, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Nov. 7, 2013.

Featured Reader, New Rivers Press Book Launch, Moorhead, MN. Nov. 7, 2013.

Featured Reader, Utah Humanities Council Book Fest, The King’s English, Salt Lake City, UT. Oct. 11, 2013.

Featured Reader(with Melanie Rae Thon), City Art Reading Series, Salt Lake City, UT. December 5, 2012.

Featured Reader(with Dorine Preston), University of Georgia Maymester Summer Writing Institute, Athens, GA. May 24, 2005.

Reader(with Danielle Pafunda, Kirsten Kaschock, and Jack Christian), The Vox Reading Series at Flicker, Athens, GA. April 13, 2005.

Master of Arts Thesis Committees

Chair.Maxx Chan. “Dragon Pox” (novel fragment). Defended April 16, 2019.

Member.Alexander Sanders. “City of Woe” (novel fragment). Defended April 16, 2019.

Member.Amy Kees. “Fathoms Call” (novel fragment). Defended August 20, 2018.

Chair.Natalie Martin. “The Void” (novel fragment). Defended April 19, 2018.

Chair.Sean Jenkins. “The Nursery” (novel fragment). Defended April 18, 2018.

Chair.Megan Leonardi. “The Gentile’s Place” (novel fragment). Defended April 17, 2018.

Chair.Loreen Noriari. “Hell Fire” (story). Defended December 1, 2017.

Chair. Erin Seaward-Hiatt. “Moth Wings” (novel fragment). Defended April 24, 2017.

Member.Michelle Morse. “Wondering if There’s Life Out There” (personal essays). Defended April 24, 2017.

Member. Lori Hadley. “Cassie” (novel fragment). Defended Apr. 21, 2017.

Member. Brooke Ipson. “Some Unseen Director’s Voice” (personal essay collection). Defended April 26, 2016.

Member. Brandon Dominguez. “Ash” (poetry collection). Defended April 13, 2016.

Member. Allyn Bernkopf. “How I Met My Rapist” (poetry collection). Defended April 15, 2016.

Member.Jessica Richards. “Protracted Guise of Decency: Victorian Detection and the Recognition of Evil” (literary criticism). Defended August 24, 2015.

Chair.Brian Fendrick. “The Late Shift” (short story collection). Defended April 27, 2015.

Chair. DB Troester. “Disciples and Other Stories” (short story collection). Defended April 23, 2015.

Member. Leslie Thompson. “A Spiritual Journey Through Literature.” (essay collection). Defended April 9, 2013.

Member. Megan Anderson. The Colony(full novel manuscript). Defended April 4, 2012.


Director.Master of Arts, English Program. Summer 2018-Summer 2019.

Committee Chair. MENG Steering Committee. Summer 2018-present

Committee Member.Admissions Standards and Student Affairs. Fall 2018-present.

Committee Member. Graduate Council. Fall 2018-present.

Committee Member.Rank & Tenure Evaluation Committee, English Department, Fall 2018-Spring 2019.

Committee Member.Creative Writing Committee. Fall 2011-Spring 2013, Fall 2018-present.

Director.Creative Writing Program. Fall 2013-Spring 2018.

Committee Chair. Creative Writing Committee. Fall 2013-Spring 2018l

Committee Chair.Hiring Committee: Assistant Professor of English, Fiction and Nonfiction Writing. Fall 2017-Spring 2018.

Judge. Ogden Pride Poetry Contest. July 30, 2016.

Editorial Fellow, FictionBarrelhouse-HobartWriter Camp. Summer 2016.

Screener.AWP Award Series, Novel Prize. Spring 2016.

Committee Member. Research, Scholarship, and Professional Growth Committee. Fall 2015-Spring 2017.

Committee Chair.Hiring Committee: Assistant Professor of English, Fiction Writing. Fall 2015-Spring 2016.

Committee Chair. Hiring Committee: Instructor, Fiction Writing. Summer 2015.

Committee Member.Microaggressions and Diversity Discussion Group. Spring 2015.

Evaluator.Lindquist Faculty Fellowship applications. Spring 2015.

Evaluator. Honors Eccles Fellowship applications. Fall 2014.

Committee Chair.Weber State Block Party Planning Committee, Fall 2013. 

Judge. Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers Student Writing Contest, http://www.gcacwt.com/, Fiction. Spring 2013 and Spring 2014.

Judge.TouchstonesWriting Contest, Utah Valley University, Poetry. Spring 2014.

Judge.Southern Literary Festival Writing Contest, http://www.southernliteraryfestival.com/, Fiction. Spring 2013. 

Committee Member. General Education Creative Arts Subcommittee. Spring 2013-present.

Committee Chair.Hiring Committee: Assistant Professor of English, Poetry Writing. Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Committee Member.English Advisory Committee. Fall 2012-Spring 2017.

Committee Member.English Curriculum Committee. Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Committee Member.English Faculty Development Committee. Fall 2012-Spring 2013.

Committee Member.Undergraduate Research Grant Committee. Fall 2011-Spring 2013.

Committee Member. Master of English Admissions Committee. Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

Committee Member.Hiring Committee: Instructor, Poetry Writing and Composition. Spring 2012-Summer 2012.

Committee Member.Hiring Committee: Assistant Professor of English, New Media and Digital Humanities. Fall 2011-Spring 2012.

Committee Member.Student Athlete Equity Committee. Fall 2011.

Abstract Evaluator, National Council of Undergraduate Research Conference. Fall 2011.

Director. PC 101: Introduction to College Life and the Liberal Arts program at Demorest and Athens campuses of Piedmont College. Summer 2010-present.

Committee Member.  Quality Enhancement Committee for the Athens Campus of Piedmont College. Fall 2009-present.

Judge. Chattahoochee Valley Community College Fiction Writing Contest. Spring 2005.

Organizer. Graduate Student Readings, UGA Maymester Summer Writing Institute. May 16-27, 2005.

Organizer. Terry Hummer Poetry Reading.  University of Georgia, Athens. April 26, 2005.

OrganizerModerator, and Panelist. “English Graduate Organization Panel Discussion: Preparing for and Taking the Comprehensive Examination.”  University of Georgia, Athens.  April 5, 2005.

Vice President. University of Georgia English Graduate Organization. Fall 2004-Spring 2005.

Vice Presidentand Founding Member. University of Georgia Nineteenth Century Reading Group. Fall 2004-Spring 2005.

Committee Member. 1102 Final Exam Committee, University of Georgia, Athens. Fall 2003.

Judge. Chattahoochee Valley Community College Fiction Writing Contest. Fall 2002.

Professional Memberships

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), 2001-2008, 2011-present.

Academy of American Poets, 2016-2018.

Modern Language Association (MLA), 2004-2008.

British Women Writers Association (BWWA), 2005-2009.