KELLEY M. FRANK
September 2004 – 2009
Master of Arts, Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Master of Arts and Professional Writing Program
Composition and Rhetoric and Creative Writing
Thesis: Good Cards That Nobody Plays: A Close Study of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Environment as a Literacy Community of Collaborative Social Learning
May 2002 – August 2004
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
English focus, minor in Philosophy
Thesis: Madness, the Mirror Self, and Emergent Feminism in Ruth Hall
September 1997 – August 2001
Associates of Arts from Clayton College & State University, Morrow, GA
Department of Humanities,
Integrated Studies Focus: Studio Art and English
2017 — Current
Freelance Artist. Maintain presence on WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, Patreon, Ko-Fi, YouTube, TikTok, Pintrest, Tumblr, Twitch, Society6, and Redbubble as Morbid Smile. Market and sell prints, jewelry, and original art both online and in person at festivals and conventions. Commissions include jewelry, logo design, large acrylic paintings, graphic design, resin craft, and illustration.
2018 – 2021
Film Reviewer, Dead, Buried, and Back online horror website based in Atlanta, GA. Regularly reviews current and upcoming horror films in theaters and online screenings to help audiences decide which are worth seeing.
2016 — 2019
Social Media Coordinator, Black Knight Productions Cosplay on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook I’ve worked as a member of a local cosplay troupe that also presents academic panels and performs improv at a variety of conventions as well as on location. My duties include maintaining the Instagram and Facebook pages for the group with three other administrators, videography, photography and photo editing, tagging, captioning, and maintaining relevance through various promotions. Appearances include KamiCon, DragonCon, MomoCon, SeishunCon, Magic City Con, and Anime Weekend Atlanta.
Festivals and Shows:
- CONjuration, Atlanta, GA: November 5-7, 2021
- Next Chapter Con, Atlanta, GA: October 2, 2021
- Monsterama Con, Atlanta, GA: October 8-10, 2021
- Multiverse, Atlanta, GA: October 15-17, 2021
- Atlanta Comic Con, Atlanta, GA: August 6-8, 2021
- 45th Annual Geranium Festival, McDonough, GA: July 31, 2021 (online)
- Lennox Pop-Up Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA: 24th July 2021
- Lennox Pop-Up Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA: 10 July 2021
- Middle Georgia Comic Convention, Macon, GA: June 5, 2021
- Callanwolde Artist Market, Atlanta, GA: 7-9 February 2020
- CONjuration, Atlanta, GA: 15-17 November 2019
- Walker-Stalker, Atlanta, GA: 18-20 October 2019
- Night Market, Peachtree City, GA: 12 October 2019
- Next Chapter Con in Ringgold, GA: 7 September 2019
- Grant Park Summer Shade Festival in Atlanta, GA: 24-25 August 2019
- MiniCon, Kennesaw, GA: 20 July 2019
- 2nd Annual 4th of July Family Fun Fest, Locust Grove, GA: 4 July 2019
- 42nd Annual Geranium Festival in McDonough, GA: 18 May 2019
- Plein Aire Paint Out and Opening Reception hosted by Gallery at Hood Street in McDonough, GA: 11 May 2019
- Nickelodeon Art Show at Battle & Brew: February–March 2019
- 1st Annual Sewell Mill Storytelling Festival in Marietta,GA: 6 April 2019
- Callanwolde Artist Market, Atlanta, GA: 25-27 January 2019
- 2018 Fall Festival on Ponce, Atlanta, GA: 20 – 21 October 2018
- 2nd Annual Park 42 Fall Festival, Locust Grove, GA: 13 October 2018
- 2018 Fall Fest in Candler Park, Atlanta, GA: 29-30 September 2018
- Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2018, Atlanta, GA: 25 – 26 August 2018
- 4th of July Family Fun Fest, Locust Grove, GA: 4 July 2018
- 41st Annual Geranium Festival, McDonough, GA: 19 May 2018
August 2012 – May 2018: Limited Term Professor of English
Department of English, University of West Georgia
Responsible for a combined thirty-four sections of English Composition I (ENGL 1101) and English Composition II (ENGL 1102) courses, two sections of Literature by Women (ENGL 2190), and three hours in the Writing Center per week. Primary areas of focus for student analysis include horror literature, social constructs and critique, visual art analysis, and film theory, and critical thinking.
January 2011 – May 2012: Adjunct Professor of English
Department of Humanities, Gordon College
Responsible for two English Composition II courses (ENGL 1102) and eight English Composition I courses (ENGL 1101) over three semesters with a strong focus on literature, analysis, research, and critical thinking.
August 2009 – December 2010: Adjunct Professor of English
Department of English, Clayton State University
Responsible for four Composition II courses (ENGL 1102), four Composition I courses (ENGL 1101), and one Remedial English course (ENGL 0099) over three semesters. Focus on autobiography, literature, analysis, grammar/mechanics, research, debate, and critical thinking.
PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS
2014 Recipient: Influential Person Award , The Office of First Year Experience at the University of West Georgia
2012 Short Story: “Collector” Nocturnal Embers
2010 Short Story: “The Mortician’s Secret” Flesh & Bone: Rise of the Necromancers
2010 Recipient: PEP Grant, Professional Equity Project Grant to attend the 2011 Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta, Georgia
2007 Manual: “Don’t Panic! A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Writing Tutor.”
2006 Short Story: “Not Quite Nirvana” Finalist, Agnes Scott Writer’s Festival Magazine
Oct. 2018-Present: The Horror Writer’s Association, Atlanta Chapter
Jun 2018-Present: Georgia Arts Network
Jun 2018-2019: Asia Council. Valdosta State University. Valdosta, GA.
2017-2018: Institutional Planning Committee, University of West Georgia.
2016-2018: Committee for Sexual Responsibility, University of West Georgia.
2010-2018: The National Council for Teachers of English.
Fall 2007-Present The Georgia Writer’s Association
CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION AND PLANNING
Spring 2018: Conference Planning Team, 2018 Innovations in Pedagogy Conference. University of West Georgia.
Spring 2017: Conference Planning Team: 2017 Innovations in Pedagogy Conference: University of West Georgia.
3 May 2016: Conference Planning Team: 2016 Innovations in Pedagogy Conference: University of West Georgia.
CONFERENCE PANELS: PRESENTER
5 Nov. 2021: Deathly Hallows: End of an Era with Britt Leveritt, Taiwan Hart, and Dan Newcombe. CONjuration, Atlanta, GA.
5 Nov. 2021: Tarot Tips and Tricks with Leigh Star Taylor and Chris Veil Morgan. CONjuration, Atlanta, GA
6 Nov. 2021: Cosplay and Social Media with Erica Clifford, Heather Durbin, Christi J. Whitney, and Marlena Frank. CONjuration, Atlanta, GA.
6 Nov. 2021: Static vs. Dynamic Characters with Cecilia Dominic, Bethanu Kesler, Dennis Medbury, and Marlena Frank. CONjuration, Atlanta, GA.
10 Oct. 2021: Movie Zeroversary Watch Party (After): 3 is a Monster Number. with Ellie Raine, Darin Bush, and Kyle Mitchell. The Tomb of Monsterama Con, Atlanta, GA.
10 Oct. 2021: From The Wicker Man to Midsommar: Witchcraft in Horror Films with Marlena Frank, Dr. Dea Mozingo-Gorman, and Jessa Phillips. The Tomb of Monsterama Con, Atlanta, GA.
8 Oct. 2021: A King & a Saint: 38 Years of Rabid Cujo Fans with Kyle Mitchell. The Tomb of Monsterama Con, Atlanta, GA.
8 Oct. 2021: The League of Extraordinary Doctors: Jekyll, Seward, Frankenstein, and Van Helsing with Darin Bush, Jim Adams, and Neal Privett. The Tomb of Monsterama Con, Atlanta, GA.
27 Jan. 2018: Black Butler: The Musical Phenomenon with Marlena Frank and Aryn Harris. KamiCon, BJCC, Birmingham, AL.
2 Sept. 2017: Black Butler: Upstairs, Downstairs with Aryn Harris, Jordan Dixon, and Marlena Frank. Dragon*Con, Hilton, Atlanta GA.
3 Sept. 2017: That Butler, The Musical Phenomenon with Marlena Frank and Aryn Harris. Dragon*Con, Hilton, Atlanta GA.
27 May 2017: That Butler, The Musical with Marlena Frank and Aryn Harris. MomoCon, The Georgia World Conference Center, Atlanta, GA.
1 Oct. 2016: The Not-So-Crack Theories of Black Butler with Areya Simmons and Marlena Frank. Anime Weekend Atlanta Conference, Atlanta GA.
4 Sept. 2016: The Not-So-Crack Theories of Black Butler with Areya Simmons and Marlena Frank. Dragon*Con, Hyatt, Atlanta GA.
3 Sept. 2016: Black Butler: The Two Ciels Theory with Areya Simmons and Marlena Frank. Dragon*Con, Hyatt, Atlanta GA.
30 Oct.- 1 Nov. 2014: Disney’s Maleficent: Reimagining Feminist Film: 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Worlds and Words. Carrollton, GA.
22 Mar. 2013: Norman Bates has Mommy Issues: Horror and First Year Writing: 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference for Teachers of Undergraduates: Teaching Matters – Making Connections. Barnesville, GA.
Feb. 2009: Bridging the Gap: The Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, The Writing Center’s Role in Student Success: 21st Century Strategies for Empowerment Rooted in Culture and Diversity. Greensboro, NC.
CONFERENCE PANELS: MODERATOR
1 Nov. 2014: Gender and Feminism 2: Limitations in Cultural Production: 29th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: Worlds and Words. Carrollton, GA.
7 Nov. 2016: Diverse Sexualities Panel: University of West Georgia.
12 Nov. 2015: Religious Diversity Panel: University of West Georgia.
26-28 Oct. 2021: Adobe MAX 2021. Online.
20-22 Oct 2020: Adobe MAX 2020. Online.
25 Mar. 2017: The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird. The Outer Dark Podcast. Atlanta, GA.
5 Sept. 2015: Dragon*Con. Atlanta, GA.
8 – 10 May 2015: World Horror Convention. The Horror Writers’ Association and 2015 Bram Stoker Awards. Atlanta, GA.
31 Aug.- 3 Sep. 2012: Fourth Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference. Atlanta, GA.
3-5 Sept. 2011: Third Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference. Atlanta, GA.
WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING
Dec. 2021: Expressive Watercolor Potraits. Arthur Braud. Domestika.
Jun.-Jul. 2018: Pilot Program: University Writing Center Online Tutoring with GSA Emily Jones. Duane Theobald and Stephanie Urich. University of West Georgia.
28 Jun. 2018: First-Year Seminar Course Development, Ryan Bronkema, University of West Georgia.
Feb.-Mar. 2018: Applying the QM Rubric. Quality Matters, University of West Georgia.
1-15 Nov. 2017: Improve Your Online Course. Quality Matters. University of West Georgia.
4 May 2016: Safe Zone Training, University of West Georgia.
Spring 2015: Film Pedagogy. Dr. Erin Lee Mock. University of West Georgia.
16 Apr. 2011: Play/Write 3.0: Connecting Game Studies and Composition Pedagogies. Kelly Centrelli, Doug Eyman, Mary Karcher, Jill Morris, Scott Reed, and Wendi Sierra at the Conference of College Composition and Communication.
15 May 2009: The Peer Critique in a Collaborative Classroom Environment. Dr. Mara Holt, Kennesaw State University.
Fall 2009 – 2010: Regents’ Essay Rater, Clayton State University Department of English.
Spring 2007: Peer Reviewer, Mischelle Anthony, Sarah Doman, and Chad Stanley. “In a Foreign Country: Going Public with Writing Mentors.” Writing Lab Newsletter, Spring 2007.
Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2009: Writing Assistant, The Writing Center, Department of English, Kennesaw State University.
Summer 2007: Internship, The Writing Center, Department of English, Kennesaw State University.
Fall 2005: Student Assistant, Department of Communication, Kennesaw State University.
Fall 1997- Spr. 2001: Student Assistant, Department of Learning Support, Clayton College & State University.