I tried unsuccessfully to land a job writing for The Onion.

So I wrote about it.

Then I was granted a PhD in Rhetoric from 

Check out my profile on for selected academic publications and teaching information.

I teach courses in:

  • Public Speaking
  • Professional Communication
  • Media & Society
  • Knowledge & New Media
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Communication Research
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Introduction to Communication

I received nominated for college teaching awards in 2013, 2014, and 2015.


Other Academic Writing Online:

A piece on the similarities between postmodern rhetoric and the game of basketball was reprinted in The Huffington Post and featured live at Nerd Nite Austin.

I also worked editor to the American Studies blog Humor in America writing on the comedy of Louis CKRobin WilliamsDave ChappelleTig NotaroDaniel Tosh, and Todd Glass