School of Humanities
Assistant Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric
- PhD in English at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 2009
- MA in English at University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 2004
- JD at Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1993
- BA in Philosophy at University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, 1989
Why I Teach
My approach to teaching is to challenge students to be curious, tenacious and thorough. I create opportunities for individuals to develop those habits. By doing meaningful projects, we center on the core concepts of rhetoric: argument, purpose, audience, voice and ethics. Students are often capable of surprising me — and even themselves — with what they can accomplish.
Overall, I teach because I want to play a small part in designing the future.