uno itinere non potest perveniri ad tam grande secretum -- Q. Aurelius Symmachus, 384 C.E.



·         University of Arkansas, 2001-2005: Bachelor’s of Arts in Classical Studies, History and Journalism, with departmental honors in Classical Studies, graduate cum laude; minors in religious studies, medieval/Renaissance studies

·         University of Minnesota, 2005-2014: Ph.D., classics, minor in religious studies



·         Member, Eta Sigma Phi, Classical Studies honors society

·         Chancellor’s List (4.0 with full-time hours): 2003, 2004, 2005

·         SILO State Undergraduate Research Fellowship Award, 2004

·         Honors College and Sturgis Study Abroad Grants, Summer 2004 (Rome/Italy),    Honors College Study Abroad Grant, Summer 2005 (Athens/Greece)


·         Teaching assistantship: Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, 2005-present

·         Research assistant: Fall 2010: Assisting Latin translation of Pseudo-Cyprian’s 100-Fold Reward

·         Webmaster: Classical Association of Minnesota, 2009-present

·         Awarded  GRPP (Graduate Research Partnership Program), Summer 2011

·         Paper accepted, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, April 2009: Hebe and Liminality in Catullus 68

·         Paper accepted, Southwest Popular Culture Association, February 2009: The Invention of the ‘Judeo-Christian’ Tradition in Postwar Roman/Biblical Film

·         Paper accepted, Classical Association of the Middle West and South, April 2011: Sex, Lies, and Visual Aids: Longus and the Art of Deception

·         Paper accepted, Society of Biblical Literature Upper Midwest Conference, March 2012: Authentication Devices in New Testament Pseudepigrapha and Early Christian Literature


·         Fall 2004-Spring 2005: Supplemental instructor/tutor (Latin), University of Arkansas

·         August 2005-May 2008: Teaching assistant (mythology, tragedy), University of Minnesota

·         August 2008-Present: Teaching assistant (Latin, Greek), University of Minnesota

·         Spring 2010: Greek tutor, McNamara Academic Center for Student-Athletes.

·         Mar-May 2012: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UM) seminar: The Ancient Novel

·         Sept 2011-May 2012: Greek New Testament, Plymouth Congregational Church (volunteer)


·         June 2006-July 2008: Copy editor/National news editor, Internet Broadcasting

·         December 1996-May 2005: Reporter, Editorial page editor, Columnist, Copy Editor –  Northwest Arkansas Times