Vita

Curriculum Vitae

Education *

M.A. Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)
May 2021, anticipated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas

Online Writing Instruction Graduate Certificate (OWI)
May 2021, anticipated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas

B.A. Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)
May 2019, cum laude (UALR GPA: 4.0)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, Arkansas

Scholarships and Grants

  • Mentored Signature Experience Project Grant (2018-2019)
  • Donna Barkan Jensen Writing About Families Scholarship (2018-2019)

Peer-Reviewed Published Works

Toy Soldiers – Quills & Pixels, UALR Writers’ Network 2019
Thank God for the Preacher Man – Quills & Pixels, UALR Writers’ Network 2019

Honors and Awards

  • New Media and Technology Award – UALR, Spring 2019
  • Technical and Workplace Writing Award – UALR, Spring 2018
  • Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List – UALR, Spring/Summer/Fall 2018
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – UALR, Spring 2019

Important University-Level Coursework Completed

Writing for Business and Government | Persuasive Writing | Editing for Usage, Style, and Clarity | Theories of Rhetoric and Writing | Nonfiction | English Language History | Document Design | Technical Writing | Digital Nonfiction | Introduction to Research | Research in Nonfiction Writing | The Historian’s Craft | The Personal Essay | Spanish I

Current Projects

  1. A Man of Steady Habits: The Unsolved Murder of Lonzy Haywood Minshew
  2. Alexander’s Stray Mare: Tracing an Ancestor from Georgia to Pre-territorial Arkansas.

Service

  • Friends of the Library, Friends with Benefits, 2018 – Present
  • Carroll County Historical Society, Member, 2011 – Present
  • Friends of the Arkansas State Archives, Sustaining Member, 2018 – Present
  • Arkansas Historical Association, Contributing Member, 2011 – Present
  • National Association Daughters of the American Revolution, Member-at-Large, 2011 – Present
  • Arkansas Genealogical Society, Member, 2011 – Present

Related  Education and Training *

Business and Administration Diploma (NVQ)
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA, UK
2008
Microsoft Office Specialist (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Microsoft Corp, UK
2007
Diploma for IT Users
Oxford, Cambridge and RSA, UK
2007
Business Applications Certificate
University of New Orleans, Louisiana
1991
General Business Diploma w/Honors 4.0/4.0
Phillips Junior College, Louisiana
1990

Work History

By request or via LinkedIn.

References

By request.

What my colleagues say

“…a great addition to the team and will be a huge loss to us here at the Basement and Kaleidoscope as a whole. [She] has shown great empathy with our clients and has a very calming effect on everybody she interacts with [and] will be a huge asset in whatever field she decides to work.”
–Leeanne Small, Project Manager, Kaleidoscope Project and Methadone Clinic (UK)

“…making effective networks and effectively collaborating with a range of stakeholders, across agencies and member services… Given the 10 weeks in post, Rhonda has made a significant difference.”
–Penny Lloyd-Evans, Training Manager, Newport City Council (UK)

“Particularly adept at solving computer-related challenges … She consistently met my expectations.”
–Richard Hudson, Vice Chancellor for Government & Community Relations, University of Arkansas

* To review a list of other professional development courses I’ve completed, click here.