Ph.D. Northwestern University
B.A. University of Virginia
I teach a variety of communication studies courses, including the Sociology of New Media and a seminar in law and rhetoric, focusing on arguments and interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, particularly concerning the development of a constitutional right to privacy.
My academic interests include language, the philosophy of communication, and the intersection of communication with social theory.
I enjoy getting to know my students, and I encourage you to touch base early in the semester, when I can be of the most assistance. Throughout the courses I teach, I'm available to help you produce your best work.
In addition to my teaching, I'm a professional storyteller. For more than 20 years, I've been performing folk and fairy tales, and original stories, in venues across the country from festivals to coffee houses to carriage rides in Winston-Salem's revitalized downtown. I also co-founded of the nationally renowned Wild Onion Storytelling Festival in Chicago, which ran from 1990 to 1999, and served as storyteller-in-residence at Wake Forest University Press's Irish Festival for 10 years.