What is your educational background?
- M.A. Miami University
- Ph.D. Louisiana State University
- I have completed additional coursework at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, The Ohio State University, International School for Holocaust Studies, and Northwestern University.
- I held a visiting professorship in communication at Miami University, and have chaired communication departments at Bryan and Grove City colleges.
What are the main focuses of your research?
My current research and writing interests are three-fold. I focus on: the rhetoric of race, region, and religion in higher education; interpreting mediated representations of the Holocaust; and exploring interfaith dialogue from communication perspectives.
What specific courses or specialties do you teach?
My work specializes in communication theory and rhetorical criticism, especially as they intersect with religious organizations and people of faith. I also teach writing, journalism, media law, and rhetorical criticism.
In your opinion, what is the most important piece of advice you give your students to help them succeed?
As important as it is to chase after knowledge and understanding, make it your first priority to chase after God and His Kingdom.
- Essays and Cases: Foundations for Media Law, editor and contributor (2017)
- A Communication Perspective on Interfaith Dialogue: Living Between the Abrahamic Traditions, with Lanham, MD, editor and contributor (2013)
- Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew, editor and contributor (2012)
- "A Semester-Long, Communication-Classroom Experience: Cooperative Small Group Quizzes," CTAM Journal, 43 (2016)
- "The delay of tax-exemption to chill pro-Israel speech," Z STREET v. Shulman, Commissioner of Internal Revenue Service. Free Speech Yearbook Now , 46, 85-95. (2012) (Journal name changed to First Amendment Studies in 2012)
- "Margaret Thatcher’s Sermon on the Mound: 'Christianity and Wealth' ” with Morrow, M.A. Journal of Communication and Religion, 31, 33-55. (2010, July)
- "Children's literature in the research methods course," Communication Teacher, 24(2), 111-114 (2010, April)
- "The White House speaks to civil rights," Review of Communication, 8, 101-105. (2008)
- "The study of communication," The Student’s Guide to the Liberal Arts (pp. 20-37) (2003)