Research

My research has primarily focused on histories of rhetoric and composition, particularly in institutions of higher education during the 19th and 20th centuries. In recent years, however, my interests have begun to shift toward theories of institutional rhetorics and the rhetorical work of bureaucracy.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Histories of Rhetoric and Composition

History of American Education

Institutional Rhetorics

Bureaucracy

Historiography

Archival Theories and Methods

CURRENT PROJECTS

Collection: Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley

Reinventing (with) Theory in Rhetoric and Writing Studies: Essays in Honor of Sharon Crowley will collect 18 essays that take up and extend the inventive practice of theorizing that characterizes so much of Sharon Crowley’s work. The goal of this collection is to continue reinventing the field of rhetoric and writing studies with new theorizing that gets us to see differently, discover new possibilities for thought and action, and potentially effect change in the field and beyond.

Collection: Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump

Faking the News: What Rhetoric Can Teach Us About Donald J. Trump is a popular press collection of 11 essays by rhetoric experts that each seek to illuminate a particular perspective on or aspect of DJT’s rhetorical game.