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 (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.