NTT Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Why I chose WOUI adore a small campus and getting to work with a diverse student population.
At WOU since09/25/2019
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What you will do and learn in my courses
You can expect to read scholarly and non-scholarly articles, view films and episodes from popular series, explore and interact with various websites that are pertinent to course content, and get to learn about interesting case studies from the past to the present. Always expect to interact with your peers through in-class discussion or discussion boards (when it is an onilne course). Participation is often a large portion of a student's grade in my courses.
I strike a balance of communication/rhetorical theories with practical application and exploration of case studies in each of my courses.
I keep writing assignments concise and to the point for our course objectives. You will NEVER take an exam or have a quiz in one of my classes. I do utilize library resources for students to engage in research in many of my courses. Look forward to creating podcasts in some of my courses!
Students often remark of a few things about my courses. One of which is that I do hold students to a no late work policy in all of my courses. Case studies are always intriguing and often new to students. Students also tend to enjoy the practical aplication in my courses as well as the experience making podcasts.
Willamette University, B.A.
Syracuse University, M.A.
The Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.
Popular culture (particularly film and serieis), the opioid epidemic, law, media, technology, public memory, and visual rhetoric.
My research areas include: war rhetoric, soldier reintegration, presidential justifications for war/force, enemy construction, public/cultural memory, presidential rhetoric, metaphors, trauma, soldier accounts, post-traumatic stress, opioid epidemic, deaths of despair, media and popular culture, and technology.
Undergraduate courses taught
Publications and Presentations
Student Veterans of America
Western States Communication Association
Rhetoric Society of America
National Communication Association
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