Teaching

College & University Teaching

Erin has ten years’ experience teaching undergraduate writing courses: Creative Writing (poetry, creative non-fiction, fiction, hybrid texts), Composition, Literature, and Women’s & Gender Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Missouri-St. Louis’s Pierre Laclede Honors College, Augustana College, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Erin has also directed various independent studies and has served as a visiting creative writer for introductory composition courses.  Erin has been integrating mindfulness activities, like deep listening and modified Zen, into their classroom for the majority of the past six years.

Writing Center Tutoring / Consulting

Erin is a former Assistant Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Writing Center, as well as a graduate writing consultant, and an intern for a graduate course entitled Tutoring Theory and Practice.  Erin has also tutored in writing, reading, test preparation, and study skills as a Faculty Tutor at Augustana College’s Reading/Writing Center, and has worked as a writing tutor with Smarthinking and in a freelance capacity with individuals at the high school, college, and graduate levels, both in-person and online, synchronously and asynchronously.

Mentoring Roles

Erin is a former New Teaching Assistant Mentor for the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  They were also selected to be a Faculty Mentor for Erickson Residence Hall at Augustana College.  Their collaborative work with undergraduate students includes co-facilitating creative writing workshop at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Nebraska Writing Project’s Young Writers Camp.

Creative Writing Workshops

Erin has led creative writing workshops for children, teenagers, college students, adults, prisoners, homeless individuals in transition, and helping professionals for a variety of organizations, including PEN American Center, the Midwest Writing Center, the Figge Art Museum, the National Association for Poetry Therapy Conference, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Nebraska Writing Project’s Young Writers Camp, Augustana College, and other organizations, in addition to working with individual writers.

LGBTQA+ Advocacy

Erin has done LGBTQA+ advocacy work in various forms, including planning and facilitating workshops, with the following organizations: The Vital Voice, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, Black Hawk College, and the Lincoln Zen Center.  Additionally, Erin co-coordinated the Safe Zone Program at Augustana College, and has worked as an intern with both Outlinc and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center, where they are currently an OutSpeaking volunteer.

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