I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northeastern. I teach in the “Public Advocacy and Rhetoric” concentration, and I have taught classes such as Argumentation & Debate, Rhetorical Criticism, Social Movement Communication, Public Speaking, and Political Communication. My research interests lie at the intersection of the areas of rhetoric, argumentation, public address, critical race studies, American social movements, democratic theory, and cultural studies. My work has been published in places such as Rhetoric & Public Affairs and Argumentation & Advocacy and Quarterly Journal of Speech. My previous research has been awarded the Daniel Rohrer Memorial Outstanding Research Award (from the American Forensics Association) and the Robert G. Gunderson Award (from the National Communication Association’s Public Address Division). If you’d like to read more about my research or teaching, click on one of the links to the left.
In my spare time I like cooking, exploring used book and music stores, and playing/watching soccer. Also, I am a podcast addict, and I listen to them while I do pretty much everything, from riding the subway to cleaning my house. I am not a techie, but I like to learn about the newest website or utility that will make my life easier.
If you have any questions (or any recommendations for podcasts or programs!), please email me. Thanks for visiting!