Current Projects

“From Algorithmic Chaos to Social Justice: Mindfulness, Media, and Misinformation.” Prompt: A Journal for Academic Writing Assignments, (Proposal currently under review.)

“Mind over Chatter: Skills for Navigating the Post-truth Era.” Information literacy modules developed for Canvas with Christina Downey, Mark Canada, and Polly Boruff-Jones. Funded by a grant from the Misinformation Solutions Forum in conjunction with the Rita Allen Foundation and the Aspen Institute. (Modules accessible at Canvas Commons.)

Journal Articles 

“Confirming Ideology: Rhetoric, Politics, and the Ideological State Apparatus in U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings.” Communication Law Review, vol. 18, no. 2, Oct.-Nov. 2018, pp. 29-57. (Co-authored with Chris R. Darr.)

“Assessing Information Literacy on a Regional Campus.” Assessment Update, vol. 30, no. 5, Sept.-Oct. 2018, pp. 4-12. (Co-authored with Yan He, Polly Boruff-Jones, and Chris R. Darr.)

“Notes from the Margins: WAC/WID and the Institutional Politics of Place(ment).” Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing, vol. 11, 2014. Accessed 1 Dec. 2018.

“Survival Guide Advice and the Spirit of Academic Entrepreneurship: Why Graduate Students Will Never Just Take Your Word for It.” Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor, vol. 21, 2013, pp. 25-39.

“What Is Pedagogy? Ethnographic Questions and Ethological Encounters.” JAC, vol. 29, no. 4, 2009, pp. 757-92.

“The Rhetoricity of Cultural Literacy.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 9, 2009, pp. 487-500.

“Disciplinarity, Pedagogy, and the Future of Education: Introduction.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, vol. 9, 2009, pp. 471-74. Print. (Co-authored and co-edited with Adam Ellwanger.)

Book Chapters

“First-year Composition Should Be Skipped.” Bad Ideas about Writing, edited by Drew M. Loewe and Cheryl E. Ball, West Virginia University Digital Publishing Institute, 2017, pp. 24-29.

“Voicing Graduate Student Writing Experiences: A Study of Cross-Level Courses at Two Master’s-granting, Regional Institutions.” Graduate Writing Across the Disciplines: Identifying, Teaching, and Supporting, edited by Trixie Smith and Katie Manthey, WAC Clearinghouse, 2019. (Forthcoming in 2019: co-authored with Brian R. Henderson.)

“Education.” American Decades: 2000-2009, edited by Eric Bargeron, Gale/Cengage, 2012, pp. 123-55. (Co-authored with Ashley Stimpson.)

“Disciplinarity, Identity Crises, and the Teaching of Writing.” Who Speaks for Writing: Stewardship for Writing Studies in the 21st Century, edited by Jennifer Rich and Ethna Lay, Peter Lang, 2012, pp. 87-101.

“Why Argue?” Introduction. The Carolina Reader, edited by Lee Bauknight, Brooke Rollins, and Emily Crawford, Pearson Custom, 2007, pp. 2-10.


Rev. of “Composition in the Age of Austerity,” pres. by Tom Fox, Tony Scott, and Nancy Welch. Chair. Lil Brannon. Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention. JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN. 20 Mar. 2014. Conference presentation. Kairos 19.1 (2014): n. pag., Web.

Rev. of Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University, by William Clark. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 38 (2008): 352-55. Print.

Rev. of The Function of Theory in Composition Studies, by Raúl Sánchez. Rhetoric Society Quarterly 37 (2007): 109-12. Print.


Write to Success: A Handbook and Rhetoric with Readings for First-year Writing. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead P, 2014. Print. (Co-compiled with Kristen Snoddy.)