Curricula Vitae

Stephen L. Bargdill, Jr.
Dover, New Hampshire 03820
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M.F.A., Fiction
May 2019, Anticipated Completion, University of New Hampshire
Thesis Chair:
M.A., English Literature, minor American Indian Studies

May 2015 Completion, University of Wyoming
Thesis: Escape From Main Street: A study in American identity
Thesis Chair: Dr. Caskey Russell
B.A., English Literature, Emphasis in Creative Writing
2012 University of Iowa
A.A., Liberal Arts
1994 Wright State University-Lake Campus


2003 West Branch Times, freelance
West Branch, Iowa

2001 Star City Sports, freelance
Lincoln, Nebraska

2001 L Magazine, freelance
Lincoln, Nebraska

1999-2001 Delaware Press, freelance ad writer
Columbus, Ohio
1995-1996 Fairborn Daily Herald, beat reporter
Fairborn, Ohio

1994 Beavercreek News-Current, beat reporter
Beavercreek, Ohio

1992-1993 The Lake Schooner Press, editor
Celina, Ohio

1991-1992 The St. Marys Evening Leader, freelance
St. Marys, Ohio

1991-1992 The Extra Merchandiser, layout & beat reporter
St. Marys, Ohio

Creative Services Producer for Pappas Telecasting, Fox Affiliate 4 & 17, 2001
Lincoln, Nebraska

Academic Employment
2013-2014 University of Wyoming Writing Center, consultant
Graduate Student Writing Consultant, Facebook Administrator

2013-2014 University of Wyoming IT Department, LMS training
WyoCourses 90 Second Video Series

 Related Responsibilities & Skills

2016 Cocheco Academy of the Arts Board of Trustees
2014 Volunteer Web Designer, St. Laurence O’Toole Catholic School

2015-2018  Great Bay Community College

Developmental Writing I, instructor of record
Developmental Writing II, instructor of record
Freshman Composition, instructor of record
Oral Communications, instructor of record

2014 -2015 University of Wyoming Freshman Composition,
Instructor of record


2015 “The Search for Inauthenticity: American Identity Formation in Garrison Keillor’s Lake Wobegon Days
University of Wyoming English Department Interdisciplinary Conference, Laramie, WY, 27-29 March

2014   Panel member, “Assessing the Non-classic Consultation: Did Our Methods Work?” Colorado and Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference, Denver, CO, 12 April

2014 “The Back Kitchen Door: Winesburg, Ohio, Fort Collins, Colorado and the Post-Modern Search for Meaningfulness”

University of Wyoming English Department Interdisciplinary Conference, Laramie, WY, 28-29 March

Honors & Awards:

2014 Kambouris Scholar, University of Wyoming Department of English
2015 Kambouris Scholar, University of Wyoming Department of English

Professional Organizations:

Modern Language Association
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association


2014-2015 University of Wyoming English Department Interdisciplinary Conference
Conference Organizer