- Chapman University, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Chapman University, Master of Arts
Chapman University, Master of Fine Arts
I am an Assistant Professor of Instruction at Chapman University, and the Director of Undergraduate Writing Programs, which include the BFA in Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition Studies, and Iluminación Writing Program. I am home grown, completing my B.F.A. in Film Production, M.A. in English, and M.F.A. in Creative Writing all at Chapman University. In 2005 I won the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences.
My primary areas of research and teaching are rhetoric and composition, community writing and writing programs, posthuman rhetorics, and ludonarratology, or the intersection of game play and narrative. In creative writing I've written feature and short screenplays and a television pilot, short stories in fiction and nonfiction, and two novels of historical fiction.
For musings on rhetoric and a look at my pedagogy, you can visit The Scribes' Arena.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
"Business Writing and Social Media: Making Rhetorical Choices That Build Relationships." Contexts & Choices: A Guide to Practical Writing. Doug Sweet. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2012: 183-204.
"Dear God" Pique Magazine. 2010