Who I am, what I do

Welcome! I am a teacher and researcher interested in the relationship between language and expertise, rhetorical topology, WAC/WID scholarship, and corpus linguistics. The combination of these interests has lead me to work with students, faculty, and professionals from a variety of disciplines and areas, which is what I most love about what I do. Whether I am working with communication in STEM, applied fields, the humanities, or emerging interdisciplines, I am interested in how we can improve communication across boundaries to better circulate what we know about the world to others, and what we can learn in return. 

Rhetoric, science, and the public

In a collaborative project with the Desert Research Institute and the National Weather Service, we sought to find ways to improve weather communication using rhetorical strategies. Our resulting paper in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society can be found below: https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0186.1

Praxis in Works & Days

In the fall of 2016, Rhetoric@Reno (the University of Nevada, Reno graduate chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America) invited rhetorical scholars from across the US to a symposium responded to Naomi Klein’s book¬†This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.The work from the conference resulted in a special edition of the journal¬†Works & Days: “The 40th Anniversary Retrospective: Capitalism, Climate Change, and Rhetoric.” The full contents of the journal, along with my piece on the role of praxis in the history of the journal can be found here: http://www.worksanddays.net/W&D%202019.html

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