Curriculum Vitae

Appointments | Publications | Presentations | Professional Activities

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Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San José State University (2015-present)

Assistant Writing Program Administrator, First-Year Writing Program, San José State University (2015-present)

Affiliated Faculty, Humanities & Social Sciences Training Institute (2016-present)

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Writing Studies, Department of English, University of North Texas (2011-2015)

Core Faculty, UNT-NUML Partnership to Enhance English, Linguistics, Literature, and Teaching, University of North Texas (2012-2015)


Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump (Societas Books, 2018).

Bureaucracy: A Love Story (Aquiline Books, 2018).

What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. TrumpThe Academic Minute. AAC&U & WAMC Northeast Public Radio. 23 May 2018.

Donald Trump and the Rhetoric of Honest Lying.” Citizen Critics, 01 May 2018.

“Reconciling Texas; or Inventing (a) Place Out of Place.” Inventing Place: Writing Lone Star Rhetorics. Ed. Jenny Rice and Casey Boyle. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP (2018): 139-149.

“Setting Out for Serendip: Of Research Quests and Chance Discoveries.” Serendipity in Rhetoric, Writing, and Literacy Research. Ed. Maureen Daly Goggin and Peter Goggin. Logan, UT: Utah State UP (2018): 117-28.

“What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It?: A Brief Survey of Shared Exigencies in Contemporary Histories of Rhetoric.” Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change. Ed. Jenny Rice, Chelsea Graham, and Eric Detweiler. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press and Intermezzo (2018).

“Exigencies for RSQ: An Afterword.” Co-authored with Maureen Daly Goggin. Fifty Years of Rhetoric Society Quarterly: Selected Readings, 1968-2018. Ed. Joshua Gunn & Diane D. Davis. London: Routledge (2018): 343-56.

Research :: Culture :: Exchange: Complex Cultural Exchange Amid a US-Pakistani Education Partnership.” Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies 6 (2018).

Review of Patricia Roberts-Miller’s Demagoguery and Democracy.” H-Rhetor, H-Net Reviews (2018).


“What is Demagoguery, and What Role Does it Play in a Democracy?” Salon San Jose, hosted by Kathryn Exon Smith. San Jose, CA. (Aug. 2018)

“What Institutional Logics Teach Us about Institutional Rhetorics.” Rhetoric Society of America, 2018.

SJSU Prof Takes on Trump in ‘Faking the News.’” Silicon Valley Metro, May 23, 2018, p. 31.

Spotlight on Alumni: Ryan Skinnell.” Interview with Sarah Snyder for Writing Notes. ASU Writing Programs. Spring 2018.

“An Introduction to Rhetoric & Composition Pedagogy.” National University of Modern Languages-Lahore, via Skype. (May 2018)

“Wherefore Art Thou, Rhetoric?” “Rhetoric’s Histories, Theories, Pedagogies” Special Interest Group. Conference on College Composition & Communication, 2018.

“How Did I Get Roped into This Shit? Stories from a jWPA.” Conference on College Composition & Communication, 2018.

“The Perversal Reversal of Lying and Truth-Telling in the Trump Era.” Team Rhetoric Conference, “Rhetoric and the New Fascism,” Texas A&M University, 2018.


Search Committee Member, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, San José State University, 2018-2019

Educate for Engagement & Innovation Strategic Planning Taskforce, San José State University, 2018-2019

Co-Chair (with Jennifer Johnson, Beverly Magaña Pace, Casey Modiri, and Katalina Beltran), 2nd Annual Education for Liberation Conference, San José State University, 2017-2018

Review Editor, Present Tense, 2017-present

Member, Writing Requirements Committee, San José State University, 2015-present

Member, Composition Committee, San José State University, 2015-present