I am currently an Associate Professor in the Rhetoric Department at Wabash College, an all-male liberal arts college in Crawfordsville, IN. Formerly, I taught in the Department of Communication and Dramatic Arts at Central Michigan University. I have extensive training in communication and rhetoric, earning my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in their historic rhetoric program. I am also an alumnus of Northern Illinois University, where I earned my BA and MA degrees in communication.
As an undergraduate member of the debate team, I discovered my interest in political communication and the power of rhetoric in defining reality. My research interests today are varied but tend to consider questions of representation in politics, with emphases in presidential rhetoric, political argumentation, public sphere theory, and public opinion expression. I have taught a number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.