Cultural and Media Studies, Documentary, American Culture
School of Communication Room 342
Research and Teaching Interests
My current research involves ideological rhetoric and its application to understanding necessary conditions for democracy. Specifically, I am interested in how enlarged mentality was facilitated in ancient Athens through service on triremes and how this knowledge can be applied to current enactments of democratic governance. Other areas of research interest include analyzing messages in contemporary film or other media. My teaching center around constructing a community learning environment that inspires and assist in collaborative learning.
Representative Research and Creative Work
Presenter, “How the Rhetorical Presence of Aegina Saved Ancient Athens from the Persians.” Western Social Science Association Convention, 2011.
Presenter, “The Last Samurai: Antiracist or not?” Western States Communication Association Convention, 2010.
Presenter, “The Triumvirate of Dying, Death, and Grief: Living through the death of a mother.” Western States Communication Association Convention, 2009.
Presenter, “An Investigation of Mediated Communication, Relational Maintenance, and Family Satisfaction among College Age Adults and their Parents.” Western States Communication Association Convention, 2009.
Presenter, “The Uptake and Circulation of Debated Representations: Representing human trafficking of prostituted women. Western Social Science Association Convention, 2009.
MS, Applied Communication, Northern Arizona University 2006
BA, History and Speech Communication, Northern Arizona University 2003