Curriculum Vitae

Adam Depew

Department of English
Plainfield High School-Central Campus
24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive
Plainfield, IL 60544-1833
815/436-3200, Ext. 812740

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M.A. Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago, May 2018

M.A. English, Purdue University Northwest, August 2013

Licensure, Secondary—English Language Arts, December 2011

B.G.S. Arts & Humanities, Indiana University Bloomington, August 2009

Minor: Kinesiology (Coaching Endurance Events)


Google Certified Educator, Level 2, Google for Education, March 2018–March 2021

Google Certified Educator, Level 1, Google for Education, March 2018–March 2021

Teaching Licensure, English (Secondary), Illinois State Board of Education, June 2012–June 2023

Professional Experience

Dual Credit Rhetoric Teacher, Plainfield High School-Central Campus, Plainfield Community School District 202, Plainfield, IL, August 2015–Present

Chairperson, Department of English and Fine Arts, Beecher High School, Beecher Community Unit School District 200U, Beecher, IL, August 2013–June 2015

English Teacher, Thomas A. Edison Jr./Sr. High School, Lake Station Community School District, Lake Station, IN, June 2012–June 2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English and Philosophy, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN, August 2010–May 2012

Supplemental Instruction Leader, Student Academic Development Center, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN, January 2010–August 2011

Permissions Researcher, Investments, 9th ed. by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Burr Ridge, IL, January 2010–September 2010

Conferences & Panels

Invited Speaker

Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago, “From the Attic to the Web: Building the May Web Weber Ethnographic Digital Collection,” April 2018


“What Is Overannotation?” by David E. Chinitz, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities at Loyola University Chicago, “Modernism and Its Texts,” September 2017

Panel Chair

International Conference on Narrative, “Exploring the Mind in the Text,” March 2015

Panel Member

Purdue English Lecture Series, “Academic Literacies for the 21st Century,” February 2015

Digital Projects

Developer & Designer, August 2017–May 2018

“The Nostromo Project,” Loyola University Chicago,

The central focus of this project is to catalogue the serialization of Joseph Conrad’s Nostromo in T.P.’s Weekly throughout 1904. Special focus is given to the connection between the advertisements present on the pages of the publication which surround the physical space that the serials inhabit and their influence on the thematic development of the narrative and the audience reception of it.

Research Assistant & Designer, August 2017–May 2018

“The May Weber Digital Collection,” Loyola University Chicago, Project Director: Dr. Catherine Nichols

The digital project side of The May Weber Ethnographic Study Collection is to provide public access to the collection as a means of both encouraging the study of ongoing effects of cultural interaction and as a way of decolonizing the documentation catalogue.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

[d] notes dual credit course

Rhetoric I (ENG 101), Joliet Junior College, August 2015–Present [d]

Rhetoric II (ENG 102), Joliet Junior College, August 2015–Present [d]

English Composition I (ENGL 104), Purdue University Northwest, August 2010–May 2012


Depew, Adam. “Transition.” The Tall People: and other collected stories, edited by Ethan Renoe, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017, pp. 156–158.

Depew, Adam. “‘No Evil Shall Escape My Sight!’: A Literacy Narrative.” Talking Back, edited by Lizbeth A. Bryant and Heather M. Clark, Purdue University Northwest: Fountainhead Press, 2017, pp. 169–172.

Professional Service

Technology Leader (Central Campus), September 2018–Present

Future Leaders Program (Administrative Training Seminar), September 2018–February 2019

Subject Area Committee (SAC) Member for English III Curriculum Development, June 2018–Present

Digital Technology Initiative (Trailblazer Group), August 2017–Present

School Improvement Plan (SIP) Team Member, August 2015–Present

Professional Organizations

Member, Illinois Digital Educator Alliance (IDEA), February 2019–Present

Member, Modern Language Association (MLA), February 2018–Present

Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), February 2018–Present

Member, National Education Association (NEA), August 2015–Present

Member, The International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), February 2015–Present