AboutTeacher, writer, and scholar. Driven by a steadfast commitment to composition, experimental pedagogy, and the rhetoric of inquiry. Working on a book about George Carlin’s rhetoric.
EducationPh.D., Rhetoric and Composition – Northeastern University
M.A., English – Appalachian State University
B.A., English – Appalachian State University
- Marc Maron as Philosopher: Comedy, Therapy, and Identification
The Palgrave Handbook of Popular Culture as Philosophy, ed. David Kyle Johnson.
- “I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die”: George Carlin’s Comedic Catharsis
The Dark Side of Stand-Up Comedy, eds. Eric Shouse and Patrice Oppliger
- “Like a Realtor in Peoria”: Patton Oswalt, Twitter, and Heckling as Social Activism
Studies in American Humor
- ‘I Don’t Feel Like a Copy’: Posthuman Legal Personhood and Caprica
Griffith Law Review
- The Multivalent Feminism of ‘The Notorious Bettie Page’
- “What a Glorious Moment in Jurisprudence”: Rhetoric, Law, and Battlestar Galactica
Law, Culture, and the Humanities
ProjectsAmerican Bullsh!t: The Rhetorical Genius of George Carlin. In progress!
Penn State Press, Humor in America series, edited by Tracy Wuster and Judith Yaross Lee.
- American Humor Studies Association (AHSA)
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
- Rhetoric Society of America (RSA)