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Joshua Begley

EDUCATION

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Indiana, PA.
Ph.D. in English, graduation date: May 2014 .
Major Field: Literature and Criticism.
Dissertation: “Playful Texts: Play Theory and the Adaptation and Reception of Fantasy Genres.”
Committee: Dr. Christopher Kuipers, Director; Dr. Mike Sell and Dr. Gian Pagnucci, Members.

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Richmond, KY.
M.A. in English, graduation date: May 2006.
Major Field: Creative Writing.
Creative Thesis: A Season of Slaughter, a novel excerpt.
Committee: Dr. Charlie Sweet, Director; Dr. Hal Blythe and Dr. Lisa Day-Lindsey, Members.

ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE, Pippa Passes, KY.
B.A. in English, graduation date: May 2004.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Sail University (2011-present).
English Composition, Online. 44 sections.
Creative Writing for Film and Digital Cinematography, Online. 3 sections
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Online. Creating Dynamic New Worlds. 1 section.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Online. Literary Techniques and Story Structure. 9 Sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Online. Literary Criticism and Analytical Thinking. 2 Sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Campus. Symbolic Communication and Cartography. 16 sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Online. Symbolic Communication and Cartography. 20 sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Campus. Project and Portfolio I. 4 sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Campus. Project and Portfolio II. 30 sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Online. Project and Portfolio II. 30 sections.
Creative Writing for Entertainment, Masters, Online. Portfolio II. 2 sections.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2010-11).
English Composition I, Campus. 1 section.
Composition II, Campus. 1 section.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College (2006-8).
English Composition I, Hybrid. 9 sections.
Composition II, Hybrid. 9 sections.
Introduction to Literature, Online. 1 section.

Eastern Kentucky University (2005-6).
Composition I, Campus. 2 sections.
Composition II, Campus. 2 sections.
Reading [ESL class], Campus. 1 section.

PUBLICATIONS

Academic Pieces
“Ceci N’est Pas Une Femme: The Negation of the Male Gaze in Gail Simone’s Red Sonja and Alex de Campi’s Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight.” Works & Days 32 (2015): 181-207. Print.
“Finding Grant Resources,” 2010, Web. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate page.
“Writing a Grant Proposal,” 2010, Web. Indiana University of Pennsylvania Graduate page.
Rev. of “Michelucci, Stefania. The Poetry of Thom Gunn: A Critical Study.” Studies in the Humanities 36.1 (2009): 55-57. Print.
“Words Made Flesh: The Importance of Words, Poems, and Poets in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry.” Aurora (2005): 110-121. Print.

Prose
“Digging up Charlie.” Short fiction. Ghost Parachute (2018). Online.
“Orlando Lost.” Short fiction. Other Orlandos (2017). Burrow Press.
“The Art of Cutting.” Short fiction. Ghost Parachute (2016). Online.
“The Maiden of the Waters.” Cut-Thru Review (2007): 11-22. Print.

Poetry
“Ode to the Laughing Sage.” Cut-Thru Review (2008): 18-19. Print.
“Picking its Path, the Trickster Hops Away.” Cut-Thru Review (2006): 55-57. Print.
“What the Leopard Saw.” Cut-Thru Review (2006): 53-55. Print.

Selected Blog Posts/Reviews
Rev. of House of Penance #1. Fandompost.com, 2016. Web.
Rev. of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #6. Fandompost.com, 2016. Web.
Rev. of Heart in a Box Complete Collection. Fandompost.com, 2015. Web.
Interview with writer Paul Cornell. Fandompost.com, 2015. Web.
Rev. of Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water TV Complete Collection. Fandompost.com, 2014. Web.
Rev. of Hal. Fandompost.com, 2014. Web.
Rev. of Flowers of Evil: Complete Collection. Fandompost.com, 2014. Web.
Rev. of Tokyo Magnitude 8.0. Fandompost.com, 2013. Web.
Rev. of The Massive Vol. 1. Fandompost.com, 2013. Web.
Rev. of Death of a Citizen. Fandompost.com, 2013. Web.
Rev. of Alabaster: Wolves #1. Fandompost.com, 2012. Web.
Rev. of Spider-Man 2 Blu-ray. Fandompost.com, 2011. Web.
Rev. of Atomic Robo and the Flying She-Devils of the Pacific #1. Fandompost.com, 2011. Web.
Rev. of Grendel Omnibus Volume 1. Fandompost.com, 2011. Web.
Rev. of Blacksad: A Silent Hell. Fandompost.com, 2011. Web.
Rev. of Letter Roll (Table Top). Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
Rev. of Backseat Drawing (Table Top). Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
“Dueling Reviews: Chrono Trigger (DS).” Co-written with Mark Thomas. Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
Rev. of Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex (PS2). Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
“A Newcomer’s Take on Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.” Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
“8-Bit Beauty.” Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
“Funspot—The Spot for Fun!” Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.
“Dungeons and Webcams.” Gamejournal.com, 2009. Web.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Composition Classroom as Bridge to the Unfamiliar.” Co-presented with Mark Thomas and Amy Watkins-Copeland. College English Association Conference. April 5, 2018.

“The Composition Classroom as a Fantasy Land: Helping Students Navigate the Unexpected, the Undecipherable, and the Unknown.” Co-presented with Rachelle Fox, Mark Thomas, and Amy Watkins-Copeland. Florida College English Association Conference. October 20, 2018.

“Diversify Your World: Teaching Creative Writers to Expand Their Settings.” Co-presented with Nicole Oquendo and Leslie Salas. Full Sail University. July 6, 2017.

“Teaching Persona Panel.” Co-presented with Rachelle Fox, Mark Thomas, and Amy Watkins-Copeland. Florida College English Association Conference. October 14, 2016.

“Full Sail On Air Presents: Graphic Novels, Comics, and Animated Television.” Host and Moderator. With Nicholas Carver, Roland Mann, and Sydney Williams. Full Sail University. 2016

“Instructor Presence in the On-Line Writing Classroom.” Co-presented with Rachelle Fox, Mark Thomas, and Amy Watkins-Copeland. Florida College English Association Conference. 8 October 2015 at St. Petersburg, FL.

“Whose Batman Is It Anyway?” Delivered at the Critical Play Colloquium Series, March 18, 2015, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

“Comics in the Digital Age.” Moderator. With Barry Gregory, Roland Mann, and Jeff Whiting. Full Sail Hall of Fame. March 18, 2015.

“Plagiarism Issues with Teaching Writing Online.” Moderator. With Rachelle Fox, Mark Thomas, and Amy Watkins-Copeland. Florida College English Association Conference. 10 October, 2014 at Indian River Community College, Stuart, FL.

“World Building for Epic Fiction.” Co-presented with Mark Thomas August 28, 2014 at Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL.

“Play Theory: An Introduction.” Presented at the Full Sail Spring Break 2014 Continuing Education Series, April 4, 2014 at Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL.

“Writing from Distance: Facilitating Student Collaboration in the Online Classroom.” Co-presented with Rachelle Fox, Mark Thomas, and Amy Watkins-Copeland. College English Association Conference. 28 March 2014 at Baltimore, MD.

“Writing from Distance: Facilitating Student Collaboration in the Online Classroom.” Co-presented with Rachelle Fox, Mark Thomas, and Amy Watkins-Copeland. Florida College English Association Conference. 17 Oct. 2013 at Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, FL.

“Creative Writers in Cyberspace: Teaching Students to Collaborate Online.” Co-presented with Danita Berg, Mark Thomas, and Jaclyn Sullivan at the Gulf Coast Association of Creative Writing Teachers 2013 Conference, April 5, 2013 at the University of South Alabama, Fairhope, AL.

“Creative Nonfiction: Hybrid Forms.” Co-presented with Nicole Oquendo at the Full Sail Spring Break 2013 Continuing Education Series, April 4, 2013 at Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL.

“Little Lost Lamb.” Delivered at the 2011 Full Sail Reading Series, March 2011 at Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL.

“The Fang and the Aegis: How Buffy the Vampire Slayer Breaks the Virgin Woman Warrior Archetype.” Delivered at the 2011 Pippi to Ripley: Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction Conference, April 23, 2011 at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.

“The Stage as Crossroads: The Forms of the Trickster in the Works of Emilio Carballido, Griselda Gambaro, and Derek Walcott.” Delivered at the 2009 American Comparative Literature Association Conference, March 26-29, 2009 at Harvard University, Boston, MA.

“Lady Luck’s Lover.” Delivered at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, April 1, 2006, in Portland, OR.

“Breaking the Dam: Releasing the Potential of Stewardship in the Center.” Co-presented with Dr. Carrie Cook, Marlowe Moore, Dr. Sherry Robinson, and Michelle Turk. Delivered at the Annual International Writing Center Association conference, October 19-23, 2005 Minneapolis, MN.

“A Broken Muse: Public and Private Voices in Anne Bradstreet’s Poetry.” Delivered at the Thirty-second Annual Kentucky Philological Society Meeting, March 2005, in Highland Heights, KY.

“Words Made Flesh: The Importance of Words, Poems, and Poets in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry.” Delivered at the Fifth Annual Association of English Majors Conference, February 2004, in Richmond, KY.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Faculty Sponsor, The Fantastika Group, Full Sail University, 2016 to Present. Provide guidance with three other Instructors for a student-centered group dedicated to an academic examination of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

The Florida Review, University of Central Florida, 2014 to Present. Select(ed) fiction and creative non-fiction pieces for publication for this annual professional periodical.

Faculty Sponsor, The Film Crew, Full Sail University, 2013 to Present. Provide guidance and access to University space and resources for a student-run creative writing group interested in script writing for films and television.

Editorial Staff, The Aviator, Full Sail University, 2012 to Present. Select(ed) fiction and creative non-fiction pieces for publication for this semi-annual student arts periodical.

Library Student Council, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2011. Assisted with library efforts to maximize its effectiveness for the students.

Dean of Libraries Search Committee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010. Assisted with hiring of new Dean of Libraries.

Applied Research Lab Search Committee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010. Assisted with hiring of new head of the Applied Research Lab.

Moderator, Undergraduate Scholars Forum Session: “Fantasy vs. Reality,” Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2009. Moderated a panel of student research papers covering various topics in the fantasy genre.

Spotlight Success Committee, Big Sandy Community and Technical College. 2008. Selected noteworthy students to illustrate the caliber of students attending and to promote the college. Interviewed three students and wrote about their lives and experiences at Big Sandy for publication.

Center for Enrichment Resources Committee, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 2008. Worked on utilizing new methods for reaching out to the students and promoting the college.

Chair, Center for Enrichment Resources PR Subcommittee, Big Sandy Community and Technical College. 2007. Worked on utilizing new methods for reaching out to students and promoting the college.

Secretary, Faculty Council, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 2007 and 2008. Recorded Minutes and distributed them to faculty after meetings.

SACs Accreditation Draft Editing Team, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 2006. Edited documents before submitting them to SACs.

Faculty Co-Sponsor, Gamer’s Guild, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, 2006. Provide guidance and access to University space and resources for a student-run campus organization designed to create sanctioned spaces for the playing of video games and tabletop role-playing games.

Editorial Staff, Aurora, 2004-2006. Selected and fiction pieces for publication for this annual student arts periodical.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Full Sail University Community Service Award. 2013.
Eastern Kentucky University Department of English and Theater Writing Award for Graduate Literature. 2005.
The Madonna Marsden Writing Award for Best Critical or Creative Work at the Graduate Level. 2005.
Alice Lloyd College English Department Award. 2004.
International Enrichment London Program Award. 2002.
Billie and Curtis Owens Fiction Award. 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

Experience with several software applications including Microsoft Suite, Open Office, PageMaker, Photoshop, Jing, and Turnitin. Experience in online teaching with Blackboard.

ASSOCIATIONS

Modern Language Association, 2006-present.
Florida College English Association, 2013-present.
College English Association, 2013-present.
Association of Writers & Writing Programs, 2014-present.
American Civil Liberties Union, 2016-present.

References available upon request.

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