I am an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition in the Department of English at San José State University, where I teach writing and rhetoric courses at all levels. As an Assistant Writing Program Administrator, I administer teaching associate hiring and training, program development and assessment, and faculty development.
My research focuses on histories of rhetoric and composition, particularly in American higher education. I have related interests in the history of American education, institutional rhetorics, bureaucracy, historiography, and archival theories & methods.
I have written, edited, or co-edited four books, including Conceding Composition: A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes (2016) and Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump (forthcoming 2018). My academic scholarship also appears in Composition Forum, Composition Studies, Enculturation, JAC, The Journal of Veterans’ Studies, Rhetoric Review, WPA: Writing Program Administration, and edited collections. And I have recently published public scholarship in The Washington Monthly and the University of Colorado Press’s blog.