Hello!

I’m Hannah — a writer and Creative Writing professor in central Florida. I am devoted to the transformative process of writing and committed to helping others connect with their creativity.

With a background in teaching and student success, I am passionate about collaboration and maximizing potential. As a CRLA certified writing tutor since 2012, a success coach since 2016, and a writing professor since 2017, I have developed methods to help other creators to reach their goals and enjoy the process along the way.

When I’m not writing or watching Netflix, I can be found hiking trails with my husband Daniel, finishing my MFA at the University of Tampa, or snuggled up with a good book and my boxer Big Boy.

Experiences

Instructor of Creative Writing

July 2018-Present

  • Designed, developed, and taught courses such as English Composition, Creative Writing, and Advanced Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Developed assignments and designed course materials in digital, print, and video format
  • Planned, organized, and executed annual Expressions Creative Writing conference making data-informed decisions and developing relationships and connections with local authors, artists, and donors
  • Served as creative coach for writing students and community members

Administrative Coordinator

January 2015-July 2016

  • Managed and ensured efficient day to day function of the college
  • Assisted the Compass Career office as the Career Coach for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Coached or referred students in regards to their future careers

Academic Success Coordinator

July 2016-June 2018

  • Hired, trained, and managed tutoring staff
  • Developed, launched, and facilitated hybrid training course to streamline tutor training following CRLA guidelines
  • Designed and wrote copy for marketing and instructional materials in alignment with center branding
  • Served as Academic Success Coach for student athletes and at-risk students
  • Created curriculum and taught weekly Academic Success Workshops

Lead Tutor (English)

September 2012-December 2014

  • Facilitated over 160 hours of tutoring
  • Trained new hires and developed and taught training workshops
  • Arranged and led classroom presentations about the learning center
  • Reached the mastery level of CRLA tutor certification
Publications

“Blue Spot” in Chaleur Magazine

Spring 2019

When Lily’s anxiety manifests as a growing blue spot on her skin, she tries everything to get it to go away.

Academic Success Coordinator Interview for Dear English Major

January 2018

In this interview, I discuss how to use your humanities degree to get a job in a learning center!

“Rumination” in Typishly

November 2017

Words have power in “Rumination” as one woman’s writing brings a tree to life.

Let’s work together!

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