Graduate Assistant Lecturer and PhD Candidate in College Station, Texas
I teach and research political rhetoric.
In 2013 I created the Difficult Dialogues undergraduate workshops, which are now part of Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts engaged citizen center, the Aggie Agora.
I teach courses in rhetorical criticism, persuasion, strategic communication, American oratory, and oral communication.
In 2014 I was awarded the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Teaching.
My dissertation research examines the emergence and evolution of Reagan's conservatism and the rhetorical expectations he created for subsequent candidates.
I have also published pieces that examine the rhetoric of the Quiverfull Movement and the Marin Foundation.
My work has been recognized by the NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar, the Religious Communication Association, and the Kenneth Burke Division of the National Communication Association.