2022 Faculty Election
Running for: Faculty Athletics Committee
- Assistant Professor
- English, College of Arts and Sciences
- Appointed: 2021
- M.F.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst
English Department's 225th Anniversary Celebration
Frank B. Hanes Writer-In-Residence organizing committee
Thomas Wolfe Scholarship committee
Search committee for Teaching Assistant Professor in English and Comparative Literature
Search committee for Visiting Professor of Creative Nonfiction
I am running for this position because the symbiotic relationship between athletics and academics is part of what makes our campus extraordinary. By serving on this committee, I hope to deepen my involvement in campus life.
In my early twenties, I wrote about Chicago high school basketball for The Huffington Post and SLAM Magazine. I learned two important lessons from my reporting.
First, high-level prep athletes aren’t necessarily looking to make their sport a career; they consciously see an athletic scholarship as a means to a free education.
Second, not much separates a star lacrosse player from a star English student. They just have different gifts. Like a star English student, most athletes come to UNC to grow into well-rounded adults. Our job is to help facilitate that growth, put them in a position to succeed.