David Arroyo

Writer and Instructor

CV

DAVID ARROYO
Peter Hall, Sias International University
daarroyo at fhsu.edu

EDUCATION
2017   M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine
2006   M.A. in English, Florida State University
2002   B.A. in English, Mercer University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Fort Hays State – Sias International Joint Program 2017-Present
English 101: Composition for EFL students  (4 sections)

Georgia Gwinnett College 2014-2017
English 102: Poetry, Song lyrics, and Rap (5 sections)
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument (10 sections)
English 099: Developmental Writing (3 sections)

Central Carolina Technical College 2012-2013
English 102: Research and Social Sciences (1 section, dual-enrolled)
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument (1 section, dual-enrolled)
English 101: Argumentative Writing (1 section, distance learning)

Midlands Technical College 2007- 2010
English 201: Survey of British Literature 1 (2 sections)
English 202: Survey of British Literature 2   (1 (section)
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument I (8 sections)
English 102: English Composition II (4 Sections)

Tallahassee Community College 2006-2007
English 101: Personal Narrative and Argument (3 Sections)
English 102: Research and Social Sciences (3 Sections)

Florida State University 2003-2006
English 101: Personal Narrative
English 102: Research Writing

PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE
2016 – 2017   Poetry Editor, Stonecoast Review
Reviewed poetry submissions.
As genre editor, I determined which submissions are suitable for publication.

2015 – 2017   Submissions Editor, Stonecoast Review,
Rated and evaluate submissions for poetry and fiction. I passed strong submissions to genre editors.

2013-2014   Staff Writer, The Las Vegas Guardian Express,
Wrote articles on education, entertainment, film, politics, while using SEO manipulation.

2013-2014   Fitness Writer, Demand Media,
Writing fitness articles for Livestrong, AZ Healthy Living, etc. covering kettlebells, bodyweight exercises, and weight loss.

2001-2002   Staff Journalist, The Cluster
Wrote various articles for Mercer University newspaper.

1997-2002   Submissions Editor, The Dulcimer
Judged quality of poetry submissions for Mercer University publication.

1999-2000   Guest Editor, Stirring: A Literary Magazine
Judged quality of poetry submissions for online literary magazine.

RELATED EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
2017   M.F.A. Thesis: Crisis Across The Dog-Starred Verse: Tales of Heroism, Horror, and Apocalypse
2013   Certified Online Instructor, Central Carolina Technical College
2006   M.A. Thesis: Videodrome, Trauma, and Terrorism
2003   ENG 5933 Pedagogy Workshop
2003   LAE 5370 Teaching College English
2003   LAE 5946 Teaching College English, Guided Study
2000   Summer Intensive In Creative Writing,  2000, Jean Valentine, NYU
1999   ENG 486: Poetry Writing Seminar, Louis Simpson, Mercer University
1999   Summer Intensive In Creative Writing, Charles Simic, NYU

ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK PREPARED TO TEACH
Introduction to Creative Writing
Introduction to Film Studies
Introduction to Humanities
Introduction to Poetry and Rap
American Literature
Global Literature and Film
Horror Studies: Film and Literature
Contemporary Poetry
Poetry Workshop
Speculative Poetry: Science Fiction, Horror, and Fairytales

HONORS
2017   Student Speaker at Graduation, Stonecoast, Freeport, ME
2016   Ireland Residency, Stonecoast Program, Dingle, Ireland
2013   Mind Gravy Feature Poet, Columbia, SC
2011   Southern Fried Spoken Word Festival, Group Competitor, Atlanta, GA
2011   Verseworks Spoken Word Team, Columbia, SC

PERSONAL HONORS
2012   Health Coach, American Council on Exercise
2012   Certified Instructor, Crossfit Kettlebell
2011   Certified Trainer, American Council on Exercise
2011   Green Belt, Jeet Kune Do 2011
2010   Blue Belt, Brazilian Jujitsu 2010
2010   Certified Lifeguard, American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard 2010

*REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST