My teaching, writing, and scholarship are all driven by a steadfast commitment to experimentation and discovery, to crossing and critiquing rhetorical and ideological boundaries.


Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition – Northeastern University
M.A., English – Appalachian State University
B.A., English – Appalachian State University 

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Conference: 29th International Society for Humor Studies Conference, Montreal, July 2017
Paper: “I Kinda Like It When A Lotta People Die”: George Carlin and the Comedy of Disaster
Panel: The Dark Side of Stand-Up Comedy: Death, Alienation, and Violence

Conference: MLA 2018
Paper: “‘Like A Realtor in Peoria’: Patton Oswalt, Twitter, and Heckling as Social Activism”
Panel: Humor and Satire in Online Formats/ on Social Media (Allied Association: American Humor Studies Association)


  • Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA)

  • American Studies Association (ASA)

  • American Humor Studies Association (AHSA)

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

  • Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)

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