EducationPh.D., Folklore, Indiana University-Bloomington, Indiana, 2001 M.A., American Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1995 B.A., English and American Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1993
The Limits of Cosmopolis: Ethics and Provinciality in the Dialogue of Cultures. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.
Alterity and Narrative: Stories and the Negotiation of Western Identities. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007. (Winner of National Communication Association Book of the Year, International and Intercultural Communication Division, 2008).
‘A Body Living and Not Measurable': How Bodies are Constructed, Scripted, and Performed Through Time and Space (first editor, assisted by Ya-Hui Irenna Chang and Łukasz Matuszyk). Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016.
Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture: Essays and Applications. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.
Communication Ethics: Between Cosmopolitanism and Provinciality. Co-edited with Ronald C. Arnett. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
Journal Articles (2012 - Present)
Teaching a Catholic Philosophy of Interpersonal Communication: The Case for "Soul Friendship." Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice 16(1): 26-48 (2013).
Universalism in Catholic Social Thought: ‘Accompaniment' as Trinitarian Praxis. Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics, 2(1): article 4 (2012).
Book Chapters (2012 - Present)
Epideictics and Eternity: Functions of the Time-Present in Ritual Speech. In Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Ya-Hui Irenna Chang, and Łukasz Matuszyk (eds.). ‘A Body Living and Not Measurable': How Bodies are Constructed, Scripted, and Performed Through Time and Space. Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press, in press.
Understanding Epideictic Rhetoric with the Help of Fantasy Literature. In Kathleen Glenister Roberts (ed.), Communication Theory and Millennial Popular Culture: Essays and Applications. New York: Peter Lang, 2015.
Recent Honors and Awards
Presidential Scholarship Award, Duquesne University, 2014.
Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, Duquesne University, 2013.
Critical Studies in Media Communication, 2010-present.
Review of Communication, 2009-present.
National Communication Association: Executive Committee
National Communication Association: Finance Board Director, 2014
National Communication: Finance Board Member, 2012-2014
Faculty Advisor, Integrated Honors Society, 2011-present.
Faculty Advisor, Asian Students Association, 2010-present.
Mission Animation Committee, Duquesne University, 2014-present.
Director of the Office for National Fellowships, Duquesne University, 2012-present.
Academic Community Engagement Committee, Duquesne University, 2012-present.
Fulbright Committee, Duquesne University, 2010-present.
Study Abroad Admissions Committee, Duquesne University 2010-present; Chair 2015-present.