My teaching is driven by a desire to foster independent critical thinking, reflect theories and examples through my own critical/cultural and rhetorical sensibilities, embrace diverse perspectives, and promote deliberative discussion and civic engagement. Through the creation of a safe, open, and intellectually rigorous environment, I encourage all students to learn to think through and defend their argumentative choices and develop their voices as informed scholars and engaged citizens. Empowering students through rigorous independent research, in-class presentations, and conference-style projects as well as incorporating historical and contemporary popular culture examples helps sustain a vibrant classroom in which students can develop their own ideas.
Essentials of Argument
Black Cultural Studies
Introduction to Communication II
Introduction to Communication I