Ph.D., Georgia State University, English, with concentration in Creative Writing, 2012. Dissertation: Unquiet Things. Dissertation Director: David Bottoms. Dissertation Readers: Beth Gylys and Paul Schmidt. M.F.A., University of Houston, Creative Writing, 2007. Thesis: No Change of Place, poems. Thesis Director: Adam Zagajewski. Thesis Readers: Tony Hoagland, James Pipkin, Richard Armstrong. B.A., Allegheny College, English Literature and Creative Writing, 2004. Cum Laude.