Welcome! I'm a qualitative researcher studying algorithms, networked rhetorics, and sociopolitical change.

Research & Teaching:

I'm currently a Lecturer in the Department of Communication at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. I completed my PhD in Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State in 2018, my MA at Penn State in 2014, and my BA at Ripon College in 2012. My primary research is concerned with algorithms, publics, and social justice. I'm also interested in tech policy, online identity, video games, and just about everything "digital." In the classroom, I've taught public speaking, group communication, persuasion and propaganda, and argumentation. I'm also a long-time speech and debate competitor and coach.


Personal Background:

I've lived in a number of places, including Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and now California. I enjoy hiking, visiting breweries, and eating locally-sourced food. I'm a tech early adopter, sci-fi geek, pun aficionado, gamer, and animal lover.