Education: Ph.D. (speech communication; language and culture), M.A. (speech communication; socio-political influence of language), and B.J. (broadcasting and political science), University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Professional Experience: Honors Program Director and Director of forensics, Ohio University; assistant professor and director of forensics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Publications: Huskerville: A Story of Nebraska Football, Fans, and the Power of Place (McFarland, 2008); Popular Stories & Promised Lands: Fan Cultures & Symbolic Pilgrimages (University of Alabama, 1999). Articles in Rhetoric & Public Affairs; Qualitative Research Reports in Communication; Review of Communication; Western Journal of Communication; Communication Quarterly; Central States Speech Journal; Southern Communication Journal; Women's Studies in Communication; Argumentation & Advocacy; Political Communication Review; Forensic Educator; Communication Education; Elysian Fields Quarterly; Speaker & Gavel; National Forensic Journal.
Research Interests: The meanings of places, both physical and imagined, as they are rhetorically constructed for others and interpreted by others. Such work typically combines both rhetorical and qualitative methods of inquiry.
Rhetoric & Public Culture