My broad area of interest is rhetoric and public discourse, with a specific focus in environmental rhetoric: the persuasive strategies and appeals used to influence public perception of environmental issues. I am especially interested in how environmental rhetoric engages with broader ideological formations and assumptions. My most recent research is a collaborative project that examines how coal industry campaigns draw upon discourses of neoliberalism to manage economic, regulatory and activist pressures on the industry. These research interests inform my teaching in rhetorical theory, persuasive speaking, environmental rhetoric, and communication & climate change.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor, The University of Montana