Curriculum Vitae

PhD English Literature and Creative Writing, 2017

University of Birmingham, Department of Creative Writing & Film – Birmingham, England

M.A. Liberal Arts, 2009

St. John’s College, Graduate Institute – Annapolis, MD

Segments: Literature, Politics & Society, Mathematics & Natural Science, Philosophy & Theology

B.A. Communication Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2008

Florida Gulf Coast University, Communication Department – Fort Myers, FL

Minors: Spanish, Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Studies

Lengua y cultura Españolas (Spanish Language and Culture – Study Abroad), 2007

Universidad de Oviedo – Gijón, Asturias, Spain


The Collection: Integrating attachment theory and theories of intergenerational development to write a woman’s life. 

Viva Examiners:

Dr. Luke Kennard (Internal), University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Lynne Tillman (External), University of Albany, New York, NY

  • Founder & Coach, My Marketing University, 2021 – Present
  • Principal & Executive Consultant, BJG Consulting, LLC, 2008 – Present
  • Director of Marketing, nuShootz, LLC (, 2018 – Present
  • Lead Writer & Editor: USVI Hurricane Recovery & Resilience Task Force Report 2018, USVI Recovery and Resilience Task Force, 2018
  • Proposal & Marketing Writer, Zonar Systems, Inc., 2015
  • Freelance Reporter, Virgin Islands Source, May 2014 – December 2014
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of English, University of the Virgin Islands, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 2011 – 2014
  • Adjunct Instructor of English, University of the Virgin Islands, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, 2010 – 2011
  • Head of Lower School Spanish Department/2nd-5th Grades Spanish Teacher, Antilles School, 2010 – 2011 
  • Adjunct Instructor of English, Anne Arundel Community College, School of Arts and Sciences, 2009
  • Elementary Spanish Instructor – After-School Programs, Annapolis Language School, 2009

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI

  • ENG 100: Writing Across the Curriculum (remedial grammar and writing)
  • ENG 120: English Composition (100-level composition and grammar)
  • ENG 201: Research and Applied Writing (Gender Studies or Contemporary Issues focus)
  • ENG 261: World Literature I: Short Stories and the Novel (Commonwealth Literature focus)
  • ENG 262: World Literature II: Poetry & Drama (survey course)
  • SPA 131: Elementary Spanish Level I

Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

  • ENG 111: English Composition & Literary Analysis (Poetry and Short Stories) with Harlem Renaissance Literature Emphasis

University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, VI

  • Served as reader for Social Sciences senior capstone research projects at UVI, Fall 2012 – Spring 2014
  • Served as advisor to one Humanities senior through their capstone research project (per academic year), Fall 2011 – Spring 2014
  • Served on Faculty Committee to Evaluate Student Progress in English Courses, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
  • Served on Academic Ethics Committee, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014
  • Served as academic advisor for 10 Humanities students per semester, Fall 2011 – Spring 2014
  • Piloted new versions of Blackboard for UVI, Fall 2010 – Spring 2014
  • Partnered with UVI’s Center for Student Success to lead workshops on EPE (English Proficiency Exam)  preparation, using a program designed by a UVI alumna, Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
  • Taught faculty training sessions on Blackboard Learn communication tools, Fall 2012
  • Served on the Afternoon on the Green event committee, Spring 2012

University of Birmingham | Birmingham, England

  • Distance Learning Student Representative, College of Arts and Law Postgraduates, 2014 – 2017
  • Review Board Member, Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language, 2013 – 2017


St. John’s College | Annapolis, MD


  • Active alumni member in good standing
  • Alumni Leadership Forum contributor
  • Alumni Class Agent for Graduate Institute


  • Graduate Institute Representative on Board of Visitors and Governors, 2009 – 2010
  • President of the Graduate Council, Spring 2010 and Summer 2010
  • Vice-President of the Graduate Council, Fall 2009


Florida Gulf Coast University | Fort Myers, FL


  • Active alumni member in good standing
  • Alumni Association’s Soaring Eagles Society award nominee, 2012


  • Member of Student Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), 2006 – 2008
  • Volunteer English to Spanish translator for local non-profits and media (under supervision of Associate Professor of Spanish and German, Ingrid Martinez-Rico, PhD), including: Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee Inc., Our Mother’s Home, American Red Cross of Lee County, and Florida Panther & Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge,  2007 – 2008
  • 2020: Alumni recipient of Writer’s Residency at Hypatia-in-the Woods (Holly House), January 2021
  • 2019: Alumni recipient of Writer’s Residency at Hypatia-in-the Woods (Holly House), July 2019

  • 2019: Reader, YA Category Panel, 2019 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association (PNWA) Unpublished Novel Contest
  • 2018: Finalist, Pacific Northwest Writers Association‘s (PNWA) Unpublished Novel Contest – YA Category for Ex Liberis

  • 2018: Recipient of Writer’s Residence at Hypatia-in-the Woods (Holly House), August 2018

  • 2016: Awarded conference scholarship and selected to be one of 25 participants in the Graduate Women International (GWI) Young Leaders Workshop at the 2016 GWI Triennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa

  • 2012: Nominee, Florida Gulf Coast University Soaring Eagles Society alumni award for exemplary service to the community
  • 2006: All-American Scholarship for top 50 Sales, Vector Marketing
  • 2004: Awarded Presbyterian College Junior Academic Achievement Award
  • 2004: Awarded University of the South (Sewanee) Book Award
  • 2004: First place, Florida Level III (state), Letters about Literature contest 
Cultivating Visionary Leadership by Learning for Global Success: Beyond the Language and Literature Classroom

Cultivating Visionary Leadership by Learning for Global Success: Beyond the Language and Literature Classroom

“Don Pardlow and Mary Alice Trent have compiled an extremely interesting collection of essays devoted to the purpose of the teaching of transformative pedagogy, i.e. the training of students to be ethical and critical thinkers and ultimately leaders capable of effecting positive, tangible, and realistic change in the global cultures and economies of the 21st century. This is a must-read collection.”

Dr. Ollie Oviedo, author of Intertextuality: Echoes of Art, Surrealism, and the Faust Motif in Latin American Literature (2015); translator and editor of Irene (2013); co-editor of Small Tech: The Cultural of Digital Tools (2008)