Counseling (M.A, 2019.) Northwestern University, The Family Institute, Evanston, Ilinois

English Literature (M.A., 2003) DePaul University, Chicago 

English Literature & Philosophy, double major (B.A., 1996) Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


Adjunct professor of English and Communication at Robert Morris College (2003–2006). I also taught Humanities and Creative Writing.

  • COM 101: Introduction to Communication
  • ENG 104: Composition I
  • ENG 105: Composition II
  • ENG 210: Argument, Analysis, Research
  • HUM 101: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • HUM 112: Creative Writing

Substitute teacher in Chicago Public School (CPS) grammar schools (K–8) and high schools (2001–2003) through DePaul University's Urban Teachers Corps.

Substitute music teacher (K–8) at St. Anne's Catholic school in Barrington, Illinois (2001) while administration sought a full-time music teacher.  


Tutor and Academic Peer Mentor at Miami University Office of Learning Assistance (OLA) (1993–1996).  30 students/week, while a student. 

University education and training in Study Skills including two semester-long classes which certified me as a Study Skills tutor. Along with Study Skills, I tutored English, Literature, Humanities, Formal Logic, writing, and reading. I also have experience tutoring learning disabled and severely disabled students.