- M.F.A., Poetry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- M.A., English, University of Mississippi
- B.A., English, University of Mississippi
- Poetry most recently published in Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, The Arden, The Arkansas Review, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and The Red River Review.
Selected Conference Presentations
- January 2009. “An Invitation to a Global Community: Using Image, Text and Dialogue to Teach Social Justice Issues.” College English Association Conference, Savannah, Georgia.
- September 2007: Southern Women Writers Conference, Rome, Georgia. Read selected poems for the panel entitled: Poets from the Deep South.
Selected Honors and Awards
- Artist Fellowship, The Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, 2009
- CSU Internationalization Grant Award, 2008
- Outstanding Teacher of Writing Award, Nominee, Columbus State University, 2008.
- Creswell Hall Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, University of Georgia, 2006.
- Artist Fellowship, The Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences, 2005.
- The Pushcart Prize in Poetry, Nominee, for “The High Yellow Room,” 2002.