Associate Professor
Year Started at JMU: 2008
Contact Info



Ph.D., English Rhetoric and Composition, University of Texas at El Paso, 2008

M.A., Writing, DePaul University, 2001

B.A., Speech Communication, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, 1995

Professional Focuses

Genre theory; mobility studies; materiality; multimodality


"The Unsanctioned Surface: Discovering Daughters' Agency at Play." The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics 2.2 (2018). Web.

"Public Marginalia: (Re)Markable Conversations (Re)Surfacing and (Re)Buffed." Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric and Society 7.2 (2018). Web.

"Body of Research: Materialities of Sonic Awareness." Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric's Change. Intermezzo/Enculturation (2018). Web.

"Embracing the Messy Business of Learning: Serving Multiple Stakeholders in a Technical Communication Internship." With Michael Klein, and Cindy Chiarello. Present Tense: A Journal of Rhetoric in Society 3.2 (2014). Web.

"Writing In/Writing Out: The Subjects of Lynne Truss." Studies in Popular Culture. 35.1 (2012): 121-37. Print.

"That Racket Down the Hallway: Shattering Silence(s) through Narratives of Inqueery." With Daisy Breneman and Susan Ghiaciuc. Writing on the Edge. 23.1 (2012): 85-95. Print.

"The Ethos of Narrative: Rhetorc and 21st Century Sexualities." Journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy. 8 (2011): 112-16. Print.

"The Debate Within: Authority and the Discourse of Blindness.Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness 100.1 (2006): 26-35. Print.

"Seeking a Rhetoric of the Rhetoric of Dis/abilities." Rhetoric Review 24.3 (2005): 330-33. Print.

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