C.V.

curriculum vitae

Education
MFA Creative Writing, 2016
University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Conway, AR
Memoir

BFA Creative Writing, 2004
Second Major: Japanese Studies
Knox College, Galesburg, IL
cum laude, Interdepartmental Honors

ACM Japan Study Program, 2002–2003
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

Moderator, Facilitator, Judge, Group Lead
CALS Six Bridges Banned Books Week Writing Contest Judge, Fall 2022 – upcoming
CALS Karen Hayes Poetry & Prose Monthly Reading Series, 2022
Nanowrimo Regional Municipal Liaison, Little Rock AR, 2020–present
CALS Writing Circle: Writing All Year (WAY), biweekly beta reading group, 2020–present
Central Arkansas Writers, online Facebook community, 2020–present
CALS EOA Art with Adrienne Drawing & Coloring Class – Adults – Summer 2022
CALS EOA Art with Adrienne Drawing & Coloring Class – Teens – Summer 2022
CALS Writing Circle: Celebrate Your Creativity (CYC), 2020–2022
CALS Six Bridges Banned Books Week Writing Contest Judge, Fall 2021
CALS Six Bridges Banned Books Week Writing Contest Judge, Fall 2020
Guillermo’s Karen Hayes Poetry & Prose Monthly Reading Series, 2019–2020
CALS LitFest Teen Poetry Contest Judge, Spring 2019
CALS LitFest Teen Poetry Contest Judge, Spring 2018
CALS Con Panel Moderator, RPGs & the Power of Creative Play, Spring 2018
Take Two, biweekly beta reading group, 2018–2019
Second Set, biweekly beta reading group, 2017
CALS Con Panel Moderator, The Works of Miyazaki Hayao, Spring 2016

Lecturer, Instructor
CALS Journaling for Mental Health, Summer 2022 upcoming
CALS Mixed Media Bricolage Journal Décor Class, Summer 2022 upcoming
CALS Camp Nanowrimo Writing Prompts Provided Write-Ins, Spring 2022
CALS Clear Space, Clear Mind: Cleaning Styles for Your Writing Room, Spring 2022
CALS Tarot Journaling, Virtual via Zoom, Winter 2021
CALS NANOWRIMO 2021 course, Virtual via Zoom, Winter 2021
CALS NANOWRIMO Overview, Guest Speaker, Virtual via Zoom, Fall 2021
ArLA Conference Presenter: Seven Programming Ideas for Creatives, Fall 2021
CALS E-Squared and E-Cubed by Pam Grout, Virtual via Zoom, Fall 2021
CALS Dream Journaling, Virtual via Zoom, Summer 2021
CALS The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, Virtual via Zoom, Spring 2021
CALS Quiet by Susan Cain, Virtual via Zoom, Spring 2021
CALS NANOWRIMO 2020 course, Virtual via Zoom, Winter 2020
CALS NANOWRIMO Introduction, Guest Speaker, Virtual via Zoom, Fall 2020
CALS Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way course, Virtual via Zoom, Fall 2020
CALS Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way course, Virtual via Zoom, Summer 2020
CALS Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way course, Roberts Branch, Spring 2020
CALS NANOWRIMO Weekly Free Write, Fletcher Branch, Fall 2019
CALS NANOWRIMO 101 & Refresher, Fletcher Branch, Fall 2019
CALS Blogging 101, Fletcher Branch, Summer 2019
ALPS InfoBits: How to Lead a Nanowrimo Workshop, Summer 2019
CALS Intro to Writing, Fletcher Branch, Spring 2019
CALS Intro to Writing, Williams Branch, Spring 2019
CALS Intro to Writing Groups, Maumelle Branch, Spring 2019
Nanowrimo 101 Teen Workshop at Rogers Public Library, Rogers AR, Fall 2018
ALPS Conference How to Lead a Creative Writing Workshop, Fall 2018
CALSCon Writing Beyond the Real: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi Workshop, Spring 2018
CALS LitFest Writing 101 Teen Workshop, Spring 2018
CALS Writing 101 Teen Workshop, Winter 2017
CALS Genre Wars: Romance vs. Erotica, Fall 2017
Moore Art Supplies & More Collage Art, Summer 2017
Moore Art Supplies & More Creative Writing 101, Summer 2017
CALS Con Discussion Panelist, Propaganda in Comics, Summer 2017
CALS Poetry Teen Workshop, Main Library, Spring 2017
CALS Poetry Teen Workshop, Williams Branch, Spring 2017
CALS Poetry Teen Workshop, Rooker Branch, Spring 2017
Moore Art Supplies & More Nanowrimo Prep Class, Fall 2016
Moore Art Supplies & More Creative Writing 101, Fall 2016
CALS Blogging 101 Workshop, Winter 2015
CALS Nanowrimo 101 Workshop, Fall 2015
LGBTQIA+ Discussion Panel at Universal Unitarian, Fall 2015
CALS Creative Non Fiction 101 Workshop, Summer 2015
CALS Short Works: First Draft Through Submission, Summer 2015
CALS How to Peer Review 101 Workshop, Spring 2015
CALS Creative Non Fiction 101 Workshop, Spring 2015
CALS Nanowrimo 101 Workshop, Fall 2014
CALS Science Fiction Writing 101 Teen Workshop, Summer 2014
CALS Science Fiction Writing 101 Adult Workshop, Summer 2014
CALS Creative Writing 101 Teen Workshop, Spring 2014
CALS Creative Writing 101 Adult Workshop, Spring 2014
Midwest Graduate Students Conference on Writing at SEMO: Writing for Teen Readers, Spring 2014

Committees & Teams
CALS Morris Fund Committee, 2021–present
CALS Affinity Group: LGBTQIA+, 2020–present
CALS Affinity Group: African Americans and Allies, 2020–present
CALS Affinity Group: Mental Illness and Disability, 2020–present
Arkansas Library Association (ArLA), 2018–present
CALS Cigna Wellness Program, 2021–2022
ArLA Strategic Planning Committee, 2021–2022
CALS Affinity Group: Parenting the Neurodiverse, 2020–2021
CALS Zoom Squad Tech Assistance, 2020–2021
CALS Alice Gray Scholarship Committee, 2020–2021
CALS Employee Giving Steering Committee, 2019–2020

Technical Abilities
Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Gmail, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, WordPress, Filemaker Pro; basic audio and video editing; typing speed 75 WPM

Readings
Hot Springs Poetry Night, Summer 2017
Rock Your Pride Reading, Summer 2016
Oxford American Reading, Spring 2016
Barnes & Noble Read-A-Thon honoring Harper Lee, Summer 2015
UCA LGBT Month Prism Reading, Fall 2014
UCA English Graduate Conference Reading, Spring 2014
Oxford American Reading, Spring 2014
UCA Arkatext Reading, Spring 2014
UCA MFA Read the Fine Print Reading, Fall 2013
Toad Suck Review 3D Launchapalooza Reading, Spring 2013
UCA MFA Inaugural Class Debut Reading, Winter 2012
Brains: Vortex Halloween Reading, Fall 2012
Vortex Presents: Reading at Something Brewing, Fall 2012
Catch Magazine Reading, Spring 2004
Senior Class Series Reading, Fall 2003

Publications
Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry on Association of Arkansas Counties, Winter 2021
Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry on Central High Historic District, Fall 2017
Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry on John R. Jobe, Winter 2016
Review of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead in CALS Advisory, Fall 2016
Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry on Pulitzer Prize winners, Spring 2016
Creative nonfiction in READ, Summer 2015
Poetry in READ, Spring 2015
Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry on John Hornor Jacobs, Spring 2015
Review of Bodies, of the Holocene by Christopher Cokinos in Arkansas Review, Spring 2015
Nonfiction essay in READ, Fall 2014
Activism piece on ENDA in Voices section, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Fall 2013
Review of Sky*Boat: Poems and Collages by Ronnie Burk in Toad Suck Review, Spring 2013
Encyclopedia of Arkansas entry on Laurell K. Hamilton, Winter 2012
Ghost-written article for Kansas City artist Jack Rees, Fall 2008
“Come One, Come All,” Art Exhibit Review, Review Magazine, Spring 2008
“Ascertaining Tea,” Catch, Literary Magazine, Spring 2004

Interviews
Toad Suck Review 4 interview with Damien Echols, Spring 2014
Toad Suck Review 3 interview with Ed Sanders, Spring 2013

Gallery Representation
Cox Creative Center, Retail Gallery, 2013–2019
Moore Art Supplies & Moore Winter Show, Winter 2016
Demarkation: Illustrated Narrative Exhibit, Spring 2013

Website: jjobe.com, 2020-present
Blog: 6inklings.wordpress.com, 2014–2019

Professional Experience
Programmer, CALS Roberts Library, Little Rock, AR, 2019–present
Design, organize, and implement adult programming for Roberts Library Branch. Hosted in-person programs pre-COVID and continued hosting online via Zoom during and post-COVID. Due to programming compatibility was added under the CALS Writing Circle umbrella.

Editorial Assistant, Encyclopedia of Arkansas, CALS, Little Rock, AR, 2009–present
Send out author agreements, new author guidelines with FAQ, requests for contact information. Field any questions regarding format, time frame, word count, etc. Send first drafts through blind out-of-house review process with reviewer guidelines. Once queries are compiled, send draft to author with queries & guidelines. Send final proof to author for approval with invoice to elect payment or donation of services. Complete regular upload as needed of new materials to live website. Maintain correspondence with 100+ authors & reviewers. Daily use of Filemaker Pro. Track contact information for inquiries. Compile monthly statistics based on worldwide use of site. Other duties include: filing, post mail, data entry, reminders & extensions, checking online source links & data to keep current. Assignment of weekly hours on public desk fielding questions from visitors regarding our various art and history exhibits. Place biweekly supply orders for department as needed. Process all incoming material donations. Assist with recurring programs & events including set-up & tear down for Legacies & Lunch and Second Friday Art Night. Record ads & announcements for RadioCALS.

Gallery Assistant, Butler Center Galleries, CALS, Little Rock, AR, 2010–2013
Processed all sales tickets. Generated & audited month-end reports. Acted as cashier & receptionist. Fielded customer inquiries. Worked large afterhours events.

Grants, Fellowships, Awards, Honors
Alice Gray Memorial Scholarship (CALS), Fall 2012
Independent Research Richter’s Grant (Knox College), 2003–2004
Independent Research Ford Fellowship (Knox College), 2002–2003
Dean’s List (Knox College), 2000–2004
Ellen Browning Scripps Academic Scholarship (Knox College), 2000–2004
Writing Scholarship (Knox College), 2000–2004

Travel, Foreign Languages
Japanese, studied 2000–2004
Academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan 2002–2003
French, studied 1995–2000

References
Available upon request

Last Updated May 24, 2022