DARYL L. FARMER
3875 Geist Road, Suite E#343
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
cell: 404-694-3561 office: 907-474-5307
Ph.D. English May, 2007
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Areas of Specialization: Fiction and Nonfiction Writing, 20th-Century Literature
Dissertation Title: Beyond the Divide: A Bicycle Journey across the West
Chair: Dr. Jonis Agee
M.A. English, August, 2002
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Thesis: This Far North: Alaska Stories
B.A. Secondary Education/Physical Education, May, 1989
Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado
ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS
Director, MFA in Creative Writing Program
College of Liberal Arts
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
Assistant Professor, Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska
Assistant Professor, Department of English
College of Liberal and Applied Arts
Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas
August 2008-June, 2010
We All Fall Down, (Fiction - Stories), Brighthorse Press, forthcoming, Spring 2016.
Bicycling Beyond the Divide: Two Journeys into the West, (nonfiction) University of Nebraska Press, 2008.
*Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer Award, 2008
*Colorado Book Award Finalist, Creative Nonfiction Category, 2008
“In the Garden,” Hotel Amerika, Volume 14, Winter, 2016, (forthcoming).
“Remnants,” Grist: The Journal for Writers (online), Issue 7, Spring 2014.*
“Penance,” Grist: The Journal for Writers (online), Issue 7, Spring 2014.*
“I Breathe on Glass and Write my Name,” Grist: The Journal for Writers (online), Issue 7,
*Nominated for Best of the Web 2014 Anthology
“Flora,” Crack the Spine (online), Issue 82, Fall 2013.
“Because the Stars We See at Night Are Not the Stars that are There,” Isotope, Fall/Winter, 2008.
“Like A Haggard Ghost: A San Francisco Journal,” Paddlefish, Summer 2007.
*Nominated for Pushcart and Nonfiction Award, 2007
“Bicycling the Cowboy State,” The Laurel Review, Winter 2007.
“The Chestnut Trees, The Wishing Well,” Gingerbread House, April, 2015.
“Flight,” Split Rock Review, Issue #3, Fall, 2014.
“Where We Land,” Whitefish Review, Issue #13, Summer, 2013.
“Shadows Moving Over Ice,” Novel Excerpt, Paddlefish, Volume 5, 2011.
“On the Old Denali Road,” The Fourth River, Fall 2008.
“Skinning Wolverines,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Spring, 2008.
“Glass Fragments on the Shoulder of Highway 375,” Quarter After Eight, v. 14, 2007.
“In the Long Shadow of a Winter Morning,” South Dakota Review, Spring 2006.
“A Denali Narrative,” Apple Valley Review, Spring 2015.
“Reunion,” Green Hills Literary Lantern, (online), V.23, Spring, 2012.
“Just a Tree in the Piney Woods,” Potomac Review, issue 51, Spring 2012.
“Widower, Copper Harbor, Michigan, 1997,” Soundings Review, v. 2, March 2010.
“Mennonite Violin,” Soundings Review, v. 1, September, 2008.
“The Twenty-Fourth Letter,” Eclipse, v. 18, Fall 2007.
“This Poem Mumbles Incoherently to Itself as it Walks Down the Crowded Street,” Eclipse,
v. 18, Fall 2007.
“Seth Kantner’s Shopping for Porcupine,” Ploughshares, Fall, 2009.
“K. L. Cook’s The Girl from Charnelle,” Prairie Schooner, Fall 2007.
“Timothy Schaffert’s The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God,” Prairie Schooner,
Creative Writing (Nonfiction/Fiction), Literature of Ecology, 20th Century American Literature, Contemporary U. S. West Literature, Travel Literature.
TEACHING AND TUTORING EXPERIENCE
University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Assistant Professor, Fall 2010-Present
- ENGL 684 Forms of Nonfiction – Graduate level course designed as intensive study of creative nonfiction literary forms including personal essay, memoir, travel writing, nature writing and literary journalism, with mimicking writing exercises and craft paper presentations.
- ENGL 671 Prose Writing Workshop – Graduate level prose writing workshop for MFA students. Includes examination of published texts, craft exercises and lectures, peer review and workshop format discussion of student work.
- ENGL 371 Topics in Creative Writing: Adventure and Travel Writing – Course in travel writing, with a studied examination of professional writing samples, exercises, and workshop model peer discussions.
- ENGL 371 Intermediate Creative Writing – Multi-genre course with both craft exercises and workshop model peer discussions of student work.
- ENGL 313 Writing of Nonfiction Prose – Focus on nonfiction writing forms with mix of craft exercises, published text study and workshop model group work.
- ENGL 273 Introduction to Creative Nonfiction – Workshop model class with focus on nonfiction writing forms including place-based writing, personal essays and literary journalism.
- ENGL 271 Introduction to Fiction Writing – Workshop model course with added emphasis on study of fiction elements in works by professional writers along with related generative exercises.
- ENGL 482 Topics in Literature and Language: Film Adaptation and the Short Story—Cross-listed (Film Studies). Study of short story literary form and adaptations into film and will include works of both film and short story Hitchcock and du Maurier’s Birds, Chandler and Wilder’s Double Indeminity, Dubus’ and Field’s “Killings” and In the Bedroom and Proulx and Lee’s Brokeback Mountain.
- ENGL 211 Academic Writing about Literature - Writing intensive course, prepares students for writing in a variety of modes about literature including reflection papers, explications, reviews, compare and contrast papers and MLA style research papers.
Writing in the Dark, Sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association, February 15, 2014
All day writing workshop open to community members focusing on memoir and personal essays.
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival
- Creative Writing, Co-taught with Rob Davidson, Jeanne Clark and Nicole Stellon-O’Donnell. Fairbanks, Alaska, July 14-26, 2013.
- Creative Writing, Co-taught with Peggy Shumaker, Rob Davidson and Jeanne Clark. Fairbanks, Alaska, July 14-26, 2013.
- Creative Writing, Co-taught with Rob Davidson and Jeanne Clark.
Fairbanks, Alaska, July 16-24, 2012.
Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference
- Internal Landscapes: The Image as Metaphor, June 9, 2012 – Focused on use of photographic image in writing not just as description but also as way of deepening subtext and examining interior lives of created characters.
- The Collage Essay, June 12, 2012 – The collage essay relies not on linear thread, but on resonant subtext. Workshop uses examples, and demonstrates ways of using snippets of work that is filed away.
Stephen F. Austin State University, Assistant Professor, Summer 2008-Spring 2010
- ENG 261 Introduction to Creative Writing – Course introduces students to writing conventions of fiction and nonfiction writing and poetry, as well as peer editing and full class workshop format.
- ENG 362 Intermediate Nonfiction Writing – Workshop focusing on nonfiction writing modes including memoir, personal narrative, profile, literary journalism and place based writing
- ENG 460 Literary Publishing – Course focused on production of undergraduate literary journal HUMID. Practical skills applied included journal design, using InDesign software, reading and evaluating manuscripts, writing book reviews and promoting related sales and reading events
- ENG 462 Advanced Nonfiction Writing – Workshop format, with focus on nonfiction writing modes added emphasis on revision
- ENG 463 Elements of Craft – Study of representative samples of writing texts and fiction and nonfiction books, with a deep analysis of creative writing techniques employed.
- ENG 583 Graduate Nonfiction Writing Workshop – Workshop format, with focus on nonfiction writing modes, emphasis on revision and publication
- ENG 200 Introduction to Literature – Course focused on three genres: short fiction, poetry and drama. Included works by Shakespeare, Whitman, Hawthorne, Hughes, Marquez and Munro
- ENG 230 American Literature 1865-Present – Course covers literary paradigms including naturalism, regionalism, modernism, Southern gothic, Harlem Renaissance, and postmodernism. Authors range from Twain and Poe to Ted Kooser and Z.Z. Packer
- ENG 246 Introduction to Film – Course familiarizes students with cinematic terms and theoretical approaches to understanding and analyzing film. Films studied include High Noon, Citizen Kane, as well as works from directors including Hitchcock and Tarantino
Taos Summer Writer’s Conference, Community Mini-workshop: “Giving Shape to
Experience: Writing the Nonfiction Essay,” July 19, 2008
Georgia Tech University, Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
- 1101 Composition I – Technology-enriched writing course focused on written argument, exploring multi-discipline debates on issues of community and culture.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2002-Summer 2007
· ENG 352 Advanced Fiction Writing – Workshop model with additional emphasis on advanced fiction writing elements
- ENG 252 Creative Writing: The Writing of Fiction – Introductory fiction writing course
· ENG 205 20th Century Literature – Covered range of novels and short stories, including works by Faulkner, Baldwin, Silko and Morrison
· ENG 254 Rhetorical Practices and Writing Communities – Nonfiction writing course focusing on personal narrative, place-based writing and literary journalism with assigned models including Ted Conover, Derrick Jensen, Chuck Klosterman and Rick Bass
· ENG 180 Introduction to Literature – Summer NU Start program with heavy writing and discussion focus designed for incoming freshman
· ENG 101H Writing from Literature (Honors) – Course focused on journey narratives and included texts by Chaucer, Kerouac, Robert Pirsig and James Welch
· ENG 101 Writing from Literature – Course included range of texts including novels (Frankenstein and Winter in the Blood), short stories and contemporary poetry
· ENG 150 Writing Rhetoric – Personal narrative and experiential based-writing focus
Nebraska Summer Writers’ Conference, High School Writers’ Workshops,
Fiction/Memoir/Creative Nonfiction, June 17-18, 2006
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Writing Assistance Center Tutor, Spring 2004—Tutored writing students at different development levels.
UAF MFA GRADUATE THESIS COMMITTEE CHAIR
- Megan Bush, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2015
- Natalie Taylor, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2015
- Derek Hinkley, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2015
- Caitlin Woolley (fiction thesis), Spring 2015
- Wendy Uzell, (nonfiction thesis), Fall 2014
- Charles Frost, (nonfiction thesis), Fall 2014
- Eric Notaro, (fiction thesis), Spring 2014
- Jennifer Popa, (fiction thesis), Spring 2014
- Sally Rafson, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2013
- Sarah Holsteen, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2013
- John Messick, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2013
- Christie Hinrichs, (fiction thesis), Spring 2013
- Patrick Barney, (nonfiction thesis), Spring 2011
- Lisa Balvanz, (fiction thesis) to defend Summer 2016
- Jaclyn Bergamino, (digital thesis) to defend Spring 2016
- Jennifer Hoppough (nonfiction thesis) to defend Spring 2016
- Whittier Strong (nonfiction thesis) to defend Spring 2017
- Megan Mericle (nonfiction thesis) to defend Spring 2017
iTeach Faculty Development, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fall 2014.
Accepted after application process. Hands-on tailored to help faculty, instructors, lecturers, and TAs improve upon everything from how to gather and manage research, to creating course schedules that work, to building and managing online learning communities, and everything in between.
Coordinator, Permafrost Book Prize Series, 2013-Present
National Book Prize in collaboration with University of Alaska Press. Inaugural winning book in poetry to be published in Spring, 2015.
Reading Series Director Experience
Midnight Sun Reading Series, Fall 2012- Spring 2015. Writers invited include Christine
Byl, David Abrams, Camille Dungy and Luis Urrea, Melinda Moustakis, Pam Houston,
Linda Gregerson, David Abrams, Tom McGuane.
Stephen F. Austin State University Reading Series, Fall 2008-Spring 2010
Visiting writers have included B.H. Fairchild, Jonis Agee, Brent Spencer, Kim Barnes, Robert Wrigley and Lee Martin
Literary Journal Experience
Faculty Advisor, Permafrost, University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Run Literary Journal
Fall 2011 – Present
Nonfiction Editor, REAL, Stephen F. Austin State Literary Journal
Summer 2008-Spring 2010
Faculty Advisor, HUMID, Stephen F. Austin State Undergraduate Literary Journal
Fall 2008 – Spring 2010
Senior Fiction Reader, Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska Literary Journal,
Reading Assistant, Prairie Schooner, University of Nebraska Literary Journal
Fall 2001-Spring 2002
Other Relevant Experience
CINE Film Festival Jury Member, Short Form Fiction Division, Chaired by Len Kammerling,
University of Alaska-Fairbanks, October 19, 2010
Book Prize Reader
Stephen F. Austin State University Press Book Prize, Manuscript Reader, Fiction and Poetry, 2010
Judge, Undergraduate Research Symposium Submission, English Department, Stephen F. Austin State University, Fall, 2008
Judge, AWP Intro Award, Fiction, Stephen F. Austin State University, Creative Writing Program, Fall, 2008
Prairie Schooner Book Award, Manuscript Reader, 2003–2007
Omaha Prize Book Award, Manuscript Reader, 2002
Taos Summer Writer’s Conference 2004, Conference Assistant
Nebraska Summer Writer’s Conference, 2003-2004 & 2006, Conference Assistant
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Chancellor’s Innovation in Technology and ELearning (CITE) Fellowship. One of nine chosen through nomination process. Fellows work with design team to develop projects related to technology and teaching. https://cite.community.uaf.edu/1068-2/
In a Time of Change: Trophic Cascades, Year Long project matching artists and scientists, culminating in Bear gallery Art Show, Denali National park and Fairbanks, Alaska,
2012-2013. Accepted after application process.
Contributor, Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Middlebury, Vermont, August 10-20, 2011. Prestigious Writing Workshop and conference. Accepted after competitive application process.
Thank a Teacher Certificate (2) - Student nominated and awarded by the Georgia Institute of Technology Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning for dedication to helping students learn in English 1101, November 2007 and April 2008
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brittain Fellow in Writing, School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Georgia Tech University, 2007-2008 (Up to three-year appointment)
Robert L. Hough Junior Staff Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006
Awarded annually for record of outstanding and sustained achievement in classroom.
One of three recipients
Frederick A. & Minnie J.M. Stuff Dissertation Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
2006-2007, Awarded to Ph.D. candidates for excellence in scholarship
One of five recipients
Certificate of Recognition for Contribution to Students
Awarded by The Parents Association and The Teaching Council of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Fall 2003 and Spring, 2006
Louise Van Sickle Fellowship in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2005-2006
Awarded annually to one fiction writer in UN-L Ph.D. program
Wilbur and Elizabeth Gaffney Travel Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 2004
Marguerite C. McPhee and Clare McPhee Fellowship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
Fall, 2001-Spring, 2003
PRESENTATIONS AND APPEARANCES
Three Years in America (excerpt). UAF MFA Faculty Reading, Bear Gallery Blue Room. With
Sean Hill and Gerri Brightwell. Fairbanks, Alaska, September, 2015.
“In a Time of Change: Trophic Cascades,” Gallery Presentation in collaboration with artist Margo
Klass: “Because Einstein Once Said, If Honeybees Are Ever to Perish, We Humans Soon Will Follow.” Leah J. Peterson Gallery, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska, September 5-28, 2014.
“MFA Madness: The Benefits Of Getting Your MFA,” Panelist, Kachemak Bay Writers
Conference, with David Stevenson, Homer, Alaska, June 15, 2014.
Selected Essays, Public Reading and Classroom Q&A, Chico State University, Chico,
California, February 25, 2014
“Straying Home at the Land’s Left Edge: A Panel of Pacific Region Creative Readings,” Moderator and Presenter, Western Literature Association Conference, Berkeley, California, October 11, 2013. A panel of creative readings with Jeanne Clark and Rob Davidson
“In a Time of Change: Trophic Cascades Special Literary Reading” with Storyteller Jack Dalton, August 17, 2013, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska.
“In a Time of Change: Trophic Cascades,” Gallery Presentation displayed four poems: “Against Harmony in Nature”; “To Consume”; A Denali Narrative”; “Because Einstein Once Said, If Honeybees Are Ever to Perish, We Humans Soon Will Follow.” Bear Gallery,
Fairbanks, Alaska, August 2-31, 2013.
“Rising Tide Floats All Boats: Best Practices for Teaching Multilevel Workshops,” Association of
Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference, March 8, 2013. Panel with Jane Lin, Carrie Jerrell, Jason Schneiderman and Rebecca Seiferle
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Faculty Reading and Book Signing, with Jeanne Clark, Peggy Shumaker and Rob Davidson, Wells Street Gallery, July 16, 2013
Selected Poems and “Fragments” Public Reading, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival,
With Jeanne Clark and Rob Davison, University of Alaska Fairbanks, July 24, 2012
Bicycling beyond the Divide Public Reading, Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, Alice’s
Champagne Palace, Homer Alaska, June 10, 2012
“Truth in Memoir”, Panelist, Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference,. Panel with Peggy Shumaker, Eva Saulitas, Elizabeth Dodd and Debra Gwartney, Homer Alaska, June 12, 2012
“North Winds, North Words.” Associated Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Conference, Chicago,
Illinois, March 2, 2012. Panel with Peggy Shumaker, Joan Kane, Nicole O’Donnell and Amber Flora Thomas
“Is There Life After Graduate School.” Faculty Panel, University of Alaska Fairbanks, English Department Writing Center, February 17, 2012
“A Restless Past Awaits Us.” Moderator and Presenter, Western Literature Association Conference, Missoula, Montana, October 7, 2011. A panel of creative readings with Ladette Randolph, Brent Spencer and Mark Sanders
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Public Reading, with Marianne Schlegelmilch, Native Arts
Amphitheatre, Pioneer Park Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts, Fairbanks, Alaska,
sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association, June 18, 2011
“Fragments” and “Because the Stars We See are Not the Stars That are There,” Public Reading.
University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, March 25, 2011
Creative Writing Faculty Panel, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska,
March 25, 2011
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Public Reading, with Jim Reese, Northeast Community College,
Norfolk, Nebraska, October 27, 2010
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Public Reading and Classroom Q&A, Mount Marty College,
Yankton, South Dakota, October 26, 2010
Moderator, “Toward a Livable World Executive Workshop”, Sponsored by the Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State University, State Capitol Building, Austin,
Texas, June 1-3, 2010
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Public Reading and Classroom Q&A, Wright State University,
Dayton, Ohio, February 25, 2010
“The Long Shadow of a Winter Morning” Reading, The Write Club, (Student Writing
Organization), Stephen F. Austin State, University, October 13, 2009
“Keep it Between the Ditches,” Western Literature Association Conference, Spearfish,
South Dakota, October 3, 2009. A panel of readings with Jim Reese and Neil Harrison.
Sigma Tau Delta Panel Discussion on Publication, Stephen F. Austin, February 24, 2009
“What Riding a Bicycle Taught Me about Writing,” Attoyac Writer’s Guild, Center, Texas,
February 17, 2009
Beyond the Divide Reading, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas,
October 16, 2008
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, Colorado Springs, Colorado, October
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Reading, Taos Summer Writer’s Conference, Taos,
New Mexico, July 19, 2008
Bicycling Beyond the Divide Reading, Georgia Tech Barnes and Noble, Atlanta,
Georgia, April 4, 2008
“The Trickiness of Truth: The Memoir Panel,” Omaha Lit Fest, Omaha, Nebraska,
September 16, 2006
Featured Panelist, “The Genealogy of a Dissertation/Chapter Workshop”
English Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, March 27, 2006
Beyond the Divide (excerpt), “Writing From the Inside Out,” NOW Nonfiction
Conference, Iowa City, Iowa, November 8-11, 2005
“The Use of Photography in the Creative Writing Classroom”
Associated Writing Programs Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 24-27, 2004
Shadows Moving Across Ice, “Alaska of the Pacific Region.”
Regionalism and the Humanities Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 20-22, 2003
Featured Panelist, Composition Workshop for New Teaching Assistants
English Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August 18, 2003
No Name Reading, UN-L Graduate Student Reading Series, 2002 & 2003
People’s Endowment Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of the Provost, $1000 awarded for Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series, April 12, 2013
People’s Endowment Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of the Provost, $1000 awarded for Permafrost literary journal, April 12, 2013.
People’s Endowment Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of the Provost, $1000 awarded for Midnight Sun Visiting Writers Series, November 19, 2012
People’s Endowment Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of the Provost, $2500 awarded for Permafrost literary journal, April 25, 2012. Co-written with Christie VanLaningham.
Split Rock Review: Contributor Spotlight, “Memory and Imagination,”
49 Writers: Collaborative Reflections & Book News By and About Alaskan Authors, http://49writers.blogspot.com/, Featured Blogger, March 2014
Hayden’s Ferry Review: Contributor Spotlight,
August 25, 2008
Creative Writing, Taught by Nicole Stellon O’Donnell, February 11, 2014, The Art of Revision
and Q&A, Lathrop High School, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Writing of Creative Nonfiction, Taught by Kelly Grey Carlisle, February 4, 2014, Q&A, Trinity
University, San Antonio, Texas. (Skype)
Writing of Creative Nonfiction, Taught by Kelly Grey Carlisle, February 5, 2013, Q&A, Trinity
University, San Antonio, Texas. (Skype)
Creative Writing, Taught by Carrie Heimer, West Valley High School, Fairbanks, Alaska,
January 30, 2013. Craft talk on revision and Q&A
Rhetoric and Composition (ENG 131), Taught by Nancy Fox, November 18, 2008, Q & A, Travel
and Adventure Writing, Discussion on Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild
American Studies (AMS 300), Taught by Dr. Michael Martin, November 7, 2008, Q & A,
Discussion over Road Narratives
Laurus Undergraduate Literary Journal, September, 2006.
Question/Answer Session: “Evaluating the Short Story”
Advanced Writing of Fiction, November, 2004. Reading and Question/Answer Session
Writing of Fiction (252), Taught by Erin Flanagan, February, 2004, “Skinning Wolverines”
Reading and Q & A
COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Guest Speaker, Park Elementary School 4th grade class, Hutchinson, Minnesota, June, 3, 2011
Featured Speaker, Dr. Seuss Day, Keller Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
March 21, 200
Guest Speaker, Harrison High School Senior Physics class, Colorado Springs, Colorado,
March 21, 2008
Guest Speaker, Ute Pass Elementary School 5th grade class, Chipita Park, Colorado,
March 19, 2008
Community Workshop, Lincoln, Nebraska, F Street Recreation Center, Oct. 19 & Nov. 2, 2005
UAF Faculty Senate
UAF Graduate Academic Advisory Committee
UAF College of Liberal Arts
CLA Curriculum Council Committee, College of Liberal Arts Committee, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fall-2012 – Spring 2015
CLA Grade Appeal Committee, (Voting Member), Fall, 2014
CLA Scholarship Applicant Evaluator, Facilitator, Kathleen Nava, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Spring 2013
CLA Grade Appeal Committee, (Non-voting Member), Spring 2013
UAF English Department
Composition Committee, English Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Spring 2013-Fall 2015
Ad Hoc Committee for Dept. Travel Awards, English Department, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fall 2012-Present
Website Oversight Committee,Department of English, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, August 2011-Present
Creative Writing Program Committee, Department of English, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, August 2010-Present
MFA Applicant Review Committee, Department of English University of Alaska-Fairbanks, August 2010-Present
MFA Comps Exam Working Committee, Department of English University of Alaska-Fairbanks, August 2010-Present
Hire Committee, Term Instructor Creative Writing (Fiction), Department of English University of Alaska-Fairbanks, May 2013-June, 2013
Hire Committee, Term Asst. Professor, Department of English University of Alaska-Fairbanks, October 2010-April, 2011
MFA Ad Hoc Assessment Committee, Department of English University of Alaska-Fairbanks, January 2011-May 2011
UAF University Committees
Collaborative Arts Council, University of Alaska Fairbank, Fall 2012-Present
In a Time of Change Steering Committee, Art/Science Collaborative. Committee facilitates and evaluates submissions for group of artists who complete field work with scientists and produce gallery art show on topic related to climate change.
Literary Arts Council – Through Fairbanks Arts Association, 2012-Present. Community committee, plans and facilitates community literary events including readings, book festivals, poetry contests.
Hiring Committee, Stephen F. Austin English Dept., Creative Writing Position, Spring, 2010
Tessera Development Committee, Stephen F. Austin State University, College of Liberal Arts, Spring 2009-Spring 2010 - in collaboration with Hines Company, re: SFA Branch development at Tessera Development, Texas
Center for a Livable World Committee, Stephen F. Austin State University, College of Liberal Arts Spring 2008-Spring 2010 - Committee formed to develop design to analyze human dimension of environmental crisis with goal of creating public resource that contributes to a reasoned discussion about balancing human needs with environmental sustainability
Hiring Committee, Stephen F. Austin English Dept., VAP Position, Spring, 2009
Executive Board Member, English Graduate Student Association, 2003–2005
Graduate Committee, University Nebraska-Lincoln, Student Representative, 2003-2005 - Served two year appointment as only student member. Committee evaluated and ranked graduate student applications for admission, and approved Ph.D. student comprehensive exam reading lists
MA Revision Committee, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Student Representative 2001-2002 One of two student members Committee successfully completed objective of evaluating and proposing changes to MA program to better meet needs of students and profession
Manuscript Reviewer, For nonfiction collection of essays, University of Washington Press, Summer, 2015.
Manuscript Reviewer, For nonfiction book, University of Alaska Press, March, 2013.
Manuscript Reviewer, For nonfiction book, University of Nebraska Press, November, 2012.
Manuscript Reviewer, For single essay, Northern Review, Fall 2011.
Manuscript Reviewer, For nonfiction book, University of Nebraska Press, Fall, 2009.
Manuscript Reviewer, For nonfiction book, University of Nebraska Press, July, 2008.
Manuscript Reviewer, For nonfiction book, University of Nebraska Press, Spring, 2007.
- The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), 2002-Present
- Western Language Association (WLA), 2006-Present
- The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), 2006-Present