Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2009
Master of Arts, English
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2004
Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 2002
St. Catherine University. (2012). Denny Prize for Distinction in Creative Writing for Flurries, a collection of poetry.
University of Minnesota. (2007). Gesell Award for Outstanding Achievement in poetry.
Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 2009–Present
Graduate Instructor, University of Minnesota, 2006–2009
Instructor, Hamilton College, 2004–2006
Adjunct Instructor, University of Northern Iowa, 2004–2006
Adjunct Instructor, Hawkeye Community College, 2004–2005