Curriculum Vitae


Dual Credit English Teacher
Department of English
Plainfield High School-Central Campus
24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive
Plainfield, IL 46375

[Updated: June 2018]


M.A. Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago, May 2018

M.A. English, Purdue University Northwest, August 2013
Licensure, Secondary—English Language Arts, December 2011

B.G.S. Arts & Humanities, Indiana University Bloomington, August 2009
Minor: Kinesiology (Coaching Endurance Events)


Google Certified Educator, Level 2, Google for Education, March 2018–March 2021

Teaching Licensure, English (Secondary), Illinois State Board of Education, June 2018–June 2023


Dual Credit English Teacher, Plainfield High School/Joliet Junior College, August 2015–Present
Plainfield Community School District 202, Plainfield, IL

Chairperson, Department of English and Fine Arts, Beecher High School, August 2013–August 2015
Beecher Community Unit School District 200U, Beecher, IL

English Instructor, Thomas A. Edison Jr./Sr. High School, August 2012–August 2013
Lake Station Community School District, Lake Station, IN

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English and Philosophy, August 2010–May 2012
Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN

Supplemental Instruction Leader, Student Academic Development Center, January 2010–August 2011
Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN

Permissions Researcher, Investments, 9th ed. by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus January 2010–September 2010
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Burr Ridge, IL


Invited Speaker
Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago, “From the Attic to the Web: Building the May Web Weber Ethnographic Digital Collection,” April 2018

“What Is Overannotation?” by David E. Chinitz, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago, “Modernism and Its Texts,” September 2017

Panel Chair
International Conference on Narrative, “Exploring the Mind in the Text,” March 2015

Panel Member
Purdue English Lecture Series, “Academic Literacies for the 21st Century,” February 2015


Developer/Designer, August 2017–May 2018
“The Nostromo Project,” Loyola University Chicago,
The central focus of this project is to catalogue the serialization of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo in T.P.’s Weekly throughout 1904—with a special focus on the connection between the advertisements present on the pages of the publication that surround the narrative space the serials inhabit and the thematic development within the narrative itself.

Research Assistant/Designer, August 2017–May 2018
“The May Weber Digital Collection,” Loyola University Chicago, Project Director: Catherine Nichols
The digital project side of The May Weber Ethnographic Study Collection is to provide public access to the collection as a means of both encouraging the study of ongoing effects of cultural interaction and as a way of decolonizing the documentation catalogue.

[d] notes dual credit course

Rhetoric I (ENG 101), Joliet Junior College 2015–Present [d]
Rhetoric II (ENG 102), Joliet Junior College 2015–Present [d]
English Composition I (ENGL 104), Purdue University Northwest 2010–2012


Depew, Adam. “Transition.” The Tall People: and other collected stories, edited by Ethan Renoe, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017, pp. 156–158.

Depew, Adam. “‘No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!’: A Literacy Narrative.” Talking Back, edited by Lizbeth A. Bryant and Heather M. Clark, Purdue University Northwest: Fountainhead Press, 2017, pp. 169–172.


School Improvement Plan (SIP) Team Member
Digital Technology Initiative “Trailblazer Group”
Subject Area Committee (SAC) Committee Member for English III Curriculum Development


Member, Modern Language Association (MLA)
Member, National Education Association (NEA)
Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Crisis Team Member, Association of Plainfield Teachers (APT)
Member, The International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN)