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Originally from Long Island, New York, Elena Maria Rogalle has a long history in graphic design, television art direction, and media creation. After obtaining her Masters in English, Rogalle began teaching English Composition at the University of Central Florida in 2008. A year later she was offered a job in a new online Media Design MFA program and Rogalle put her past professional design experience together with her background in writing and began teaching the Effective Copywriting course along with Personal Development and Leadership at Full Sail University. Rogalle is creative director and owner of Rogalle Media, a freelance design firm that specializes in copywriting, social media management, media planning, and graphic design for nonprofit organizations.

Education

PhD -Texts & Technology, in progress, University of Central Florida


Masters of Fine Art – Creative Writing, December 2013, Full Sail University


Graduate Certificate – Gender Studies, July 2009, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


Master of Arts – English, December 2008, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


Bachelor of Arts – English, 2002, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL


Associate of Fine and Applied Arts, 1988, Brevard Community College, Melbourne, FL

Publications

Magnolia Quarterly: The Gulf Coast Writers Association – Creative Nonfictio

  •  “Long Island Camelot,” Winter 2008


Florida Review – Book Review

  • “Underwater City,” Spring 2005


Florida Review – Book Review

  • “The Gin Girl,” Fall 2004


Magnolia Quarterly: The Gulf Coast Writers Association – Creative Nonfiction

  • “Perfectly Piled Peas,” 2003


Magnolia Quarterly: The Gulf Coast Writers Association – Poetry

  • “Differing Views of Childhood,” 2003

  • “Rain,” 2002

  • “Beyond the Hamptons,” 2002

  • “Blackberry Muffins” 2002

  • “Heading Home Walt Whitman,” 2002

  • Featured Writer of the Month, September 2002


Revelry: The Literary Voice of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida – Poetry

  • “Rain,” 2001


Revelry: The Literary Voice of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida – Poetry

  • “Blackberry Muffins,” 2000


Revelry: The Literary Voice of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association of Florida – Poetry

  • “Tabitha’s Matchbox,” 1999


The Cypress Dome – Poetry

  • “Water Widow,” 1999

Blog Posts

    Memberships

    AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs) 2013 – present


    MLA (Modern Language Association) 2014 – present


    Florida Literary Arts Coalition, 2014 – present


    Florida Writers Association, 2013 – present


    The Beat Studies Association, 2012 – present


    ProMax – Broadcasting Promotion and Marketing Executives Association 2008 – present


    University of Central Florida Alumni Association 2008 – present


    National Association of Photoshop Professionals 1999-2002


    Broadcast Design Association 1988-2002


    Florida 2012 Olympic Bid Committee “Arts in Florida” 2001

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