I am a Professor in the English
Department. My areas of interest include histories and theories of rhetoric,
critical theory, composition, cultural studies, and network culture.
My second book, Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being,
was published by the U of Pittsburgh Press in 2013. Some of my recent
publications include "Parmenides, Ontological Enaction, and the Prehistory of Rhetoric" in Philosophy and Rhetoric 47.4 (2014)
and "The Whole of the Moon: Latour, Context, and the Problem of Holism" in The Object of Rhetoric: Assembling and Disassembling Bruno Latour, eds. Lynch and Rivers (forthcoming 2015). My current book project is investigating a prehistory of rhetoric. I serve as one of the
editors for the Janice Lauer
Series in Rhetoric and Composition for Parlor Press. I also serve as an
editor for the online journal Enculturation.
Recent courses include Postmodern theory (Engl 626), Rhetoric and Posthumanism (Engl 680P), and a genealogy of the
contemporary university (Engl 680I).
Office: HEAV 301C