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Education

2012

2011

2004

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Playwriting, San Francisco State University

M.A. in English, Creative Writing, Poetry, San Francisco State University

B.A. in English Literature, Arizona State University

Appointments

2019 - Present

2015 - 2019

2013 - 2015

Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of English

Affiliate Faculty with Game Studies and Design Program, School of Information Sciences

 

Associate Program Chair and Instructor, University of Colorado Denver (Beijing, China), Department of English

 

Program Director and Instructor, Guangdong Peizheng College, School of Foreign Languages

Awards and Honors

Gold Medal for Short Animated Film, New Media | Digital Arts Film Festival UK

Official Selection, Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival 

 

Best Animation International, Short Film Category, Alternative Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize, Best Screenplay, Film Invasion Los Angeles 

Winner, Best Science Fiction Teleplay, Fantasy and Science Fiction Film Festival

Winner, Best Comedy Teleplay, Oregon Short Film Festival 

LAS Impact Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Included on "List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent" in 7 of 8 semesters, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Instructor of the Year, Guangdong Peizheng College

2024

2023

2023

2021

2021

2021

2020

2020

2019-2023
 

2014

Skills

Game Engines: Unity, GameMaker Studio, Core

3D Modeling Software: Blender

Adobe: After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator

Audio Editing Software: Audacity

Additional Skillsets: VR, AR, photogrammetry, motion capture, animation, industry standard formats (screenwriting, playwriting, etc.)

Teaching Experience

University of Illinois, at Urbana Champaign

Creative Game Design and Writing

Global Business Communication

Principles of Technical Communication 

Principles of Business Communication 

University of Colorado, at Denver

Core Composition I, II

Introduction to Creative Writing

Modern Drama as Literature

Screenwriting and Playwriting Workshop

Guangdong Peizheng College

Oral English

Business Writing and Portfolio Development

Creative Writing: Poetry, Fiction, and Playwriting

Creative Publications

Animation Film

2023

"Lyfe". Creator. New Media | Digital Arts Film Festival UK, Alternative Film Festival. Brooklyn Sci Fi Film Festival. Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival. Production.

Interactive Narrative Game

2020

"Adventures in Morality: An Interactive Case Study". Creator. Electronic Literature Organization Conference at the University of Central Florida. Art exhibition. 

Screenplays

2021

2021

2019

“Nature > Nurture”. Los Angeles Film Awards Festival, Fantasy/Sci-Fi Film & Screenplay Festival, The International Horror Hotel Film Festival, Best Script Award.

“Rennies”. Film Invasion Los Angeles, Miami Screenplay Awards, Chicago Screenplay Awards, Oregon Short Film Festival. 

“Time Space Speculum”. Sparrow Film Project. New York City. Production. 

Stage Plays

2018

2017

2017

2012

2012

2009

2008

2007

“Spy in the House of Love,” Schapiro Theater, Columbia University, New York City. Production.  

“Moon Therapy," Fine Arts Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Production. 

“Application for Exile," Nash Studios, Columbia University, New York City. Production. 

“Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway," Boxcar Studios, San Francisco, California. Showcased reading. 

“Birthing a Time Bomb," One Act Fringe Festival, San Francisco, California. Production. 

“Missing Jennifer Dryden," El Teatro de la Esperanza, San Francisco, California. Showcased reading. 

“我们 Women," Base, Taichung, Taiwan. Production.  

“East-West Project," Grooveyard, Taichung, Taiwan. Production.  

Fiction

2018

2017

2016

2016

2015

“Confession on a Tracking Warrant," v. 1, IO Literary Journal. Online. 

“NFL State on Fantasy Football Related Concussions," Higgs Weldon. Online.

“New App Narceexist," Instrinsick Magazine. Online. 

“Latest Literary Subgenres," This Zine Will Change Your Life. Online. 

“Anatomy of a Broken CPA," Mutilations on a Theme: Best Innovative College Writing. Jaded Ibis Press. Jamaica Plain, MA. Print.

Poetry

2012

2012

2004

2004

2004

2004

2003

2003

2001

“Train Wreck," Filling Station Literary Magazine. Calgary, Canada. Print. 

“Love with the SEC in Mind" and "Mortgagee Notice," Borderline Poetry. Online. 

“Girl in a Drugstore," Edgar Literary Review. Print. 

“Untitled," First Class, v. 22. Print.  

“Untitled," Branches Quarterly. Print.  

"Lost Bear," Poetry Motel. Print.

"Name Your Poison," Concrete Wolf. Print.

"City of Rostro," Burning Leaf (presently Map: Literary), Online. 

"Untitled," Passages in Time. Print. 

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