new media service:

Service Outside the Classroom

I believe that my colleagues writing letters of support have addressed my most obvious departmental service (in terms of the Composition Committee and Creative Writing Committee). Here, I’d like to touch briefly on a less obvious contribution to the English and to the University.

Web Design and Site Manager: I have produced and maintain three websites to serve different departmental needs. My original intention in creating these sites was to promote the programs, activities, and services of the English department to the TCU and Fort Worth community. To my very pleasant surprise, all 3 sites have reached an international audience on 6 continents.

nmws3.jpgAs part of my duties to the New Media Writing Studio, I have designed and maintain the Studio’s website (  The site describes the Studio’s mission, showcases new media work produced by TCU students and faculty, and provides handouts and other resources to assist faculty working on new media projects According to the data I’ve been collecting through Google Analytics since April 2009, the site has had over 1000 visitors from 9 different countries (as of 10/19/2009).


v9home.jpgThrough my work as the Faculty Advisor of the Bryson Literary Society, I’ve developed and oversee the web-companion for the literary journal eleven40seven (  The site enables the Literary Society to publish 1) more student work than they can afford to print and 2) student work in multimedia.  The site also archives past print issues in PDF format.  According to Google Analytics, people in 37 different countries have visited the site since April 2009 (as of 10/19/2009), which confirms that TCU students are reaching an international audience with their work.  


eng_cw2.jpgFinally, as a service to the English Department, I've developed and maintain a section of the departmental site that foregrounds creative writing activity on campus ( This site offers profiles of faculty who teach creative writing courses, lists cw course descriptions, and provides information on the Excellence in Literary Fiction scholarship.  It also includes resources for students looking for publication opportunities or who wish to pursue creative writing in graduate school.  According to Google Analytics, people in 34 different countries have visited this site since April 2009 (as of 10/19/2009).


Film Maker: In conjunction with the Bryson Literary Society / Texas Creative Underground, I conceived, filmed, and edited the following video in honor of the National Day of Writing (October 20th, 2009).