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Research Assistant Information Specialist

Bath, ME
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October 28, 2021

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Jonathan Scruggs

* ****** ****** ·Bath, ME *****

Email:·Phone: 864-***-**** Education

Master of Arts, English Literature 05/2020

Baylor University, Waco, TX

GPA: 4.0

Master of Arts, Philosophy 08/2017

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Arts, English 05/2014

North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC

GPA: 3.9

Relevant Professional Experience

Baylor University, English Department 08/2019-05/2020 Research Assistant

As a research assistant, I worked closely with two professors in the department on their research projects. The first was a study of representations of death, burial, and funeral practices in 20th century British and American poetry. For this project, I conducted extensive research on the historical formation of burial practices in America and England, read the work of several major poets, distilled this research, and collated it for review. In the second, I proofed and edited an anthology of American literature.

Baylor University Libraries 09/2018-08/2019

Information Specialist

I assist both students and faculty in their research, work to maintain the efficiency of the library, offer guidance in locating and using the library’s resources, and supervise undergraduate student workers.

Baylor University Writing Center 08/2017-05/2018

Graduate Writing Consultant

In this role, I led one-on-one writing consultations with undergraduates, graduate students and, occasionally, faculty and staff members, offering help at every stage in the writing process, from generating ideas to polishing a finished essay. North Greenville University Writing Center 01/2013-05/2014 Writing Tutor

Tutored undergraduates in writing, focusing especially on essay structure, argument, clarity, grammar, and style.

Academic Achievements and Activities

“Derrida Circle” Coordinator, Baylor University 08/2019-05/2020 Religion and Literature Collaborative Member, Boston College 08/2016 - 12/2016 1st Place in Poetry, North Greenville University 05/2014 Annual award for the best poem in The Mountain Laurel, the undergraduate literary magazine, selected by an outside judge.

Veda B. Strauss English Award, North Greenville University 05/2014 Annual award conferred to a student for outstanding academic achievement in the field of English.

Member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society 08/2013 - 05/2014 North Greenville University Chapter


Life Scholarship, North Greenville University 08/2010-05/2014 A state-funded scholarship, awarded to students who graduate from a South Carolina high school with a GPA of 3.0 or greater and have an SAT score of 1100 or greater. President’s Scholarship, North Greenville University 08/2010-05/2014 Awarded to students with an incoming GPA of 3.2 or greater, SAT scores of 1100 or greater, and who maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 as undergraduates. Courses Taught

Honors Colloquium, Baylor University: The End of the Affair: Graham Greene’s Last

“Catholic Novel”


“Fall Purge” and “Ars Poetica after Looking at Andrew Wyeth Prints.” The 2River View. Fall 2018. Editing Projects

As Copyeditor

American Literary Cultures: A Reader. Edited by E. Dell and J. Fulton. Baylor UP, 2020. Montes, Alexander José. Freedom as Self-Donation: A Hildebrandian Account of the Cooperative Structure of Moral Freedom. [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. Boston College. 2021.

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