Office Location: Marrs McLean Science Building 167
Office Hours (Fall 2020): TR 11:00 a.m.- Noon (T face-to-face; R via Zoom); By appt.
Department of Communication
One Bear Place # 97368
Waco, TX 76798-7368
- B.A., Azusa Pacific University
- M.A., Cal State Fullerton
- Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
- CSS 3302: Introduction to Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
- CSS 3316: Persuasion and Communication
- Rhetorical Studies
- Political Rhetoric
- Popular Culture
- Race, Gender, and Class
- Social Justice
I love teaching, and I love college, and I love being a college professor. I get to ask important questions and then use the classroom as a place to sort them out. Because ideas are a form of power, I also love teaching because I get to change the world. I saw how important a college professor could be when—as an undergraduate at Azusa Pacific—my teachers changed my life. They instilled in me a passion for the field of communication, and also modeled for me how to live as a Christian citizen-scholar, and I look forward to doing the same at Baylor.
Family, Outside Hobbies and Interests:
My wife, Addie, also teaches at Baylor in the Department of Communication. We have two boys, William, who is 4, and Benjamin, who is 2. We love to read and write, and play and watch soccer, basketball, and football. We love to run and hike and swim.
I taught for 6 years in the Department of Management at The University of Texas at Austin, and then for six years in the School of Communication at San Diego State University.
What is the best thing about being a Baylor Bear?
I don't know yet, but I can't wait to find out!