Awards/Honors

2018 Zone 3 Fiction Award for the short story Hallelujah Station

2018 National Endowment of the Arts, Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing, FCI Beckley 

2018 Nominated, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina 

2017 Audience Choice Award UNO Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2017 Official Selection at Oxford Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2016 Official Selection at Pontchatrain Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2016 Official Selection at Memphis Indie Film Festival, Arrow of Light

2014 Recipient of the W.R. Irwin Award for Excellence in Teaching at The University of Iowa 

2014-2015 Recipient of a University of Iowa Teaching Fellowship at the Frank N. Magid Center 

for Undergraduate Writing 

2013 Nominated, Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Iowa 

2012-2015 Recipient of a University of Iowa Teaching Fellowship in General Education 

Literature 

2012 Recipient of a University of Iowa Teaching Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction 

2012 Departmental Distinction, English, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2012 Distinction as Undergraduate Research Scholar, University of North Carolina at Asheville

2012 Recipient of The University of North Carolina Outstanding Community Service Award, 

           University of North Carolina at Asheville

2012 Winner of Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry 

2011 Recipient of a Summer Travel Grant from the UNC Asheville Undergraduate Research 

           Committee 

2011 Recipient of The University of North Carolina William Comfort Scholarship for 

           Excellence in Creative Writing 

2010 Winner of the Oculus Award for Screenwriting 

2009 Winner of the Thomas Wolfe Award for Fiction 

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