My research in U.S. political culture, race, and rhetoric has won top awards from the National Communication Association (outstanding debut article, outstanding dissertation) and been published in top journals in the fields of rhetoric and communication (Quarterly Journal of Speech, Philosophy & Rhetoric, Women's Studies in Communication). My first book "Syntaxing the Social: Affective Temporality in Post-9/11 America" is under advance contract with University of Alabama with plans to publish in early 2021. I am a host with the New Books Network Podcast for the Channels in Language and Media/Communications; on average my episodes receive 3,000-6,000 downloads each. I also host the recently launched podcast, RhetoricLee Speaking, which tours banality in popular and political culture. I teach courses in public speaking, speech and media, rhetoric, visual rhetoric, and political communication at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I have delivered two TEDx talks at TEDxUGA and TEDxGeneseo on rhetorical criticism in popular culture.
National Communication Association Debut Article Award, National Communication Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, Open SUNY Effective Teaching Award