Interim Director of the School of Communication Studies
Ph.D. The University of Oklahoma (1996)
M.A. Pittsburg State University (1987)
B.A. Bethel College - Kansas (1986)
A.A. Garden City (KS) Community College (1984)
: Associate Professor (2002 to present), School of Communication Studies, Ohio University; Associate Professor and Cassese Director of Forensics, School of Communication Studies, Ohio University (2002-2005); Assistant Professor and Director of Forensics, School of Interpersonal Communication, Ohio University (1996-2002); Director of forensics and graduate teaching assistant, Department of Communication, The University of Oklahoma; director of forensics and lecturer, Department of Communication, Pittsburg State University; adjunct instructor, Department of Communication, Missouri Southern State College; graduate teaching assistant, Department of Communication, Pittsburg State University.
: Articles published in Political Communication, Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, White House Studies, Classical rhetorics and rhetoricians, History of the Mass Media in the United State: An Encyclopedia, Communication Studies, and Kansas Speech Journal; Chapters Published in Anticipating Madam President, Electronic Election: Perspectives on the 1996 Campaign Communication; Instructional video Using Visual Aids; numerous presentations at professional conventions and conferences.
: College Coach of the Year, Speech Communication Association of Ohio (2001); Distinguished Alumni Award, Delta Sigma Rho – Tau Kappa Alpha (2001); Secretary, Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha, (1998-2000); Educator of the Year, Ohio Forensics Association (2000); Committee member At-Large (1998-2001), National Forensics Association; Vice President, Ohio Forensics Association (1998-2000); International Communication Association Excellence in Teaching Award (1995); The University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication, Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (1995); Outstanding Forensics Educator Award-District III of the American Forensics Association (1995); The University of Oklahoma Conference Fee Grant (1993-95) and Research Grant (1994); Outstanding Young Men in America (1988); Phi Kappa Phi (inducted in 1988).
Political communication (specifically, political advertising and gender) argumentation and public deliberation.
: Persuasion, argumentation, communication theory, forensics pedagogy, political communication, and gender communication.