Jesse Simone Rice-Evans
(910) 622-3922


Ph.D. in English, Composition & Rhetoric, Women’s Studies Certificate, CUNY Graduate Center, expected 2022

Focus: Disability and Queer Rhetorics, Digital Composition, Critical Pedagogy | Research Assistant, Prof. Mark McBeth

City College of New York, M.A. in Language & Literacy, 2017

Summa Cum Laude; GPA: 4.0

UNC Asheville, B.A. in Literature & Language, 2012

Minor: Africana Studies
Magna Cum Laude, Departmental Distinction

Awards, Honors, and Scholarships:

Recipient of the Topp-Grillot Poetry Scholarship, 2012
Nominated for inclusion in Best of the Net literary anthology, 2013
Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Student Poet, 2012
Nominated for LitBridge’s Reading Series competition, 2013
Earned High Pass on Literature Comprehensive Exam, 2012


Teaching & Leadership Experience:

Writing Associate, The Cooper Union, August 2016 – present

Develop ongoing collaborative relationships with junior colleagues

Writing Consultant, NYU Polytechnic Tutoring Center, August 2016 – present

Provide one-on-one feedback to ELLs on technical, scientific, and professional writing

President, Language and Literacy Collective, May 2016 – present

Coordinate programming for Language and Literacy M.A. program student organization

Adjunct Lecturer, City College of New York English Department, April 2016 – present

ENGL 110: First-Year Writing; Freshman Inquiry Writing Seminar (FIQWS) Composition; ENGL 21007: Writing for Engineers; FIQWS: Self and Other in Literature

Freelance Writing Consultant, January 2013 – present

Independently market consulting services within undergraduate, graduate, and professional settings; manage multiple clients’ needs; abide by strict deadlines and quick turnaround on projects; consult on direction of large writing projects; provide editorial feedback on press releases, bios, academic papers, web content, creative writing, etc.

Nonfiction Editor, Identity Theory, May 2013 – present

Independently manage and expand nonfiction section of popular digital literary magazine; solicit submissions from diverse writers through social media; digitally collaborate with editor-in-chief on re-branding magazine; provide feedback on drafts for writers.

Writing Consultant, Seattle Central College, February 2014 – December 2014

Worked collaboratively with diverse students on academic writing, providing constructive feedback and mentorship. Coordinated tutor mentoring program; worked independently on revising writing tutor training, including working with students with disabilities, English language learners, and LGBTQ students; developed assertiveness training.

Senior Consultant & Coordinator, UNCA Writing Center, Aug 2011 – Dec 2013

Worked collaboratively with students on improving style & skills in professional, academic, and creative writing. Independently assisted director with administrative duties, including supervising junior consultants & interns, webpage development, hiring, training, creating academic success plans for struggling students, managing communications with students and other campus organizations, and professional development.


Community Involvement:

Events Volunteer, Popsickle Brooklyn, 2015 – present

Volunteer, People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture, March 2011 – present

Events & Administrative Volunteer, Hugo House; Seattle, WA; February – December 2014

Editor, Metabolism Creative Arts Magazine; Asheville, NC; September 2011 – December 2013

Founder & Facilitator, Asheville Race Relations Reading Group, February 2012 – 2013

Research & Presentations:

Writing Disability: a reading and conversation with Liz Bowen, Sarit Frishman, Jesse Rice-Evans

Fordham University Faculty Working Group on Disability, three activist-writers on the possibilities, challenges, and politics of writing with and about disabilities, 2017

Self & Other: Negotiating the Self in Pedagogy
Sondra Perl Research Symposium, co-presenter with Andréa Stella, 2017

Race and Gender Theory in the Undergraduate Humanities Classroom

Pedagogy, Research, and Social Change: The Futures Initiative Spring Symposium, 2017

“Constellation of [Queer] Forms”: Genre at Work on #WeirdTwitter
City College of New York Graduate Research Symposium, 2016

Featured Reader, 2011 – present

Including the CCNY MFA Reading Series, ~TOSSED~ Series, No Boys Allowed Performance Series, Writers at Home Reading Series, Redaction Reading Series, William Mother Faulkner Reading Series, Queer Girls Raised in the South book tour, Juniper Bends Reading Series, and others.

Creative Biographies, UNC Asheville Literature & Language Department, 2012

Developed and taught undergraduate creative writing workshop on multigenre writing, emphasizing critical readings of contemporary prose and poetry. Provided one-on-one feedback to students on creative and critical writing; led workshops of creative work and discussions of assigned readings; received outstanding student evaluations.

State of Black Asheville, UNC Asheville Undergraduate Research Symposium, 2012

Performed research highlighting systemic inequalities for African-Americans in Buncombe County, NC. Focused specifically on unequal arrest rates & detentions of Black and whites, and their correlation to achievement gaps on standardized tests in public schools.

Do the Write Thing: The Writing Center as Social Justice Advocate, Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, 2012

Explored pedagogical connections between writing center tutoring and community service. Detailed necessary structure to extend writing center services to underserved communities.



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