Curriculum Vitae

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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, forthcoming 2018)

Bureaucracy: A Love Story (Aquiline Books, 2018)

Forty Years & More: Reminiscences with Sharon Crowley.” Interview conducted with Judy Holiday, Andrea Alden, & Kendall Gerdes. Composition Forum 37 (2017).

Enlisting Composition: How First-Year Composition Helped Reorient Higher Education in the GI Bill Era.” Journal of Veterans Studies 2.1 (2017): 79-84.

Conceding Composition: A Crooked History of Composition’s Institutional Fortunes (Utah State University Press, 2016)

Reviewed by: Annie S. Mendenhall, Rhetoric Review 36.3 (2017): 246-9.

Reviewed by: Melissa Nicolas, Across the Disciplines 14.2 (2017).


“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.

“Trump’s Stump: On the Risky Appeal(s) of Donald Trump’s Anti-Rhetoric.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, 2017.

Respondent, “Cultivating a Public Voice: Entering Public Discourse as Public Intellectuals, Experts, Activists, & Digital Citizens.” Conference on College Composition & Communication, 2017.

Interview with Joel Heng Hartse for the Language U podcast. “Episode 4 – Conceding Composition with Ryan Skinnell.” Feb. 24, 2017.


Review Editor, Present Tense, 2017-present

Co-Chair (with Cindy Baer), screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-4-23-50-pm, 2016-2017

Member, CCCC Executive Committee, 2014-2017

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

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