- Career + Alumni
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"My favorite teachers throughout my education have always been English or writing professors, transforming my understanding of the world and place in it. Dr. David Citino, Mr. Gustavson, Mr. Demong, Dr. Moddelmog and Dr. Marlene Longenecker, among others, compelled me to view teaching as a multi-dimensional and creative endeavor. My favorite authors-too many to name-also informed my dynamic concept of the world, the transformative power of words and the universal beauty of individuality. Sharing that concept and power with students in turn multiplies new concepts and possibilities, as the best teachers I know learn from students as much as teaching them. Challenging students to harness the power of words, especially their own, discovering realms within themselves, grants continuity and vitality to the legacy of literature."
"As an undergraduate, I helped change my alma mater's curriculum by writing a 44-page annotated bibliography on an under-researched topic at the time: Asian Women's and Asian American Women's literature. The research filtered through The Ohio State University Library, the Women's Studies Department, and to some degree the English Department, spreading awareness about book titles and authors available for course work."
Atlanta Review International Merit Award in Poetry, 2006; Honorable Mention, Writers Digest, International Self-Published Book Competition, 2005; won two poem commissions from The Ohio State University's Multicultural Center, 2004
Poets and Writers, Poetry Slam Incorporated
Forthcoming Paper Presentation
"Making Universal Margins: Thomas Wolf and Asian American Writers," Thomas Wolfe Conference, 2011
Adjunct professor, The Ohio State University, Columbus State University; copywriter and editor, GSW Worldwide; freelance writer, community groups, Columbus, Ohio