Educational and Professional History:`
- Loyola University Chicago
- English, Critical Theory & Rhetoric, May 2004
- Dissertation: “It is not in heaven”: Rhetoric, History , and the Possibility of Writing.
- (defended With Distinction, April 2004)
- Director: James Biester
- Old Dominion University
- English, Creative Writing, May 1997
- Thesis: The Map the Body Makes (a book-length collection of poetry)
- Director: Scott Cairns
- University of North Texas
- English, French minor, August 1994
- Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington (September 2011-present).
- Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington (September 2004-present).
- Lecturer, Eastern Michigan University (September 1997 – August 1999, September 2002 – April 2004).
- Lecturer and Graduate Assistant, Loyola University Chicago (September 1999 – May 2002).
- Rhetoric Society of America
- Academy of American Poets
- Klal Rhetorica
- Contingency, Immanence, and the Subject of Rhetoric, Parlor Press Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition (2013).
Articles & Chapters (in print):
- “The Looks of Men: Doubling and Nostalgia in Mad Men.” Popular Culture Review 21.1 (2010): 21-31.
- “Love is a Battlefield: Sacrifice, the Abject, and Better Parenting through Lying.” Pre/Text 19.2 (2009): 97-120.
- “Bereshith.” Kairos 12.3 (2008) <http://kairos.technorhetoric.net/12.3/topoi/gallery/index.html>.
- “The Demand of God: The Relation of Narrative to Fantasy in The Chronicle of Solomon bar Simson. ” Chasing Esther: Jewish Expressions of Cultural Difference. Ed. David Metzger and Peter Schulman. Santa Monica and Haifa: Kol Katan Press (an imprint of The University of Haifa P), 2005. 136-154.
- “Writing (and Doing) Trauma Study.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 24.2 (2004): 491-507.
- “Brian Eno and the Music of the Spheres: The Possibility of a Postmodern Church.” Studies in Medievalism X: Medievalism and the Academy II. London: Boydell and Brewer, 1999. 216-231.
- “Reading, the Masculine: An Orientation of the Community of Readers.” Literature and Psychology 44.1-2 (1998): 96-112.
- “Truth as Disease: Psychosis and Knowing in The Prisoner and The X-Files.” Co-written with Anthony Enns, Popular Culture Review 8.2 (1997): 35-42.
- “Cherish Your Fantasy: Discourse, Meaning, and the Teaching Novel.” Bien Dire: A Journal of Lacanian Orientation 2-3 (1995-96): 55-77.
- “Divinity in Hindsight: A Structural Evaluation of the Myth of Culture and the Hebrew Origin Narratives.” Semiotics 1994: The Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America. 20-23 October 1994. New York: Peter Lang, 1995. 210-222.
- Two poems: “The Dispensation,” “The Fat Man.” Archaeopteryx 1 (Fall 2012): 39-56
- “Abraham.” American Literary Review 19.2 (Fall 2008): 96-97.
- Two poems: “What Has Not Happened Here,” “How to be Naked in Public.” Paris Review 155 (Summer 2000): 150-152.
- Three poems: “The Luminous Boy,” “Oubliette,” “Freud Before the Fireplace.” Paris Review 154 (Spring 2000): 145-149.
- “The Visible Man.” Western Humanities Review LII.4 (Winter 1998): 306.
- “The Out-Breeders.” The North American Review 283.6 (Nov.-Dec. 1998): 16.
- “Comfort.” Impossible Object 1.2 (1997).
- “Dealing with Peter Lorre.” American Literary Review 8.1 (Fall 1997): 33.
- “Psychoanalysis and Belief.” Guest editor, forthcoming special issue of Pre/Text.
- “Home Bodies: Prosthetic People and the Economy of Desire” (article).
- “Home Bodies: Prosthetic People and the Economy of Desire.” 14th Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, May 2010.
- “The Looks of Men: The Gaze and Nostalgia in Mad Men.” 21st Annual Far West Popular and American Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV, March 2009.
- “Two Torahs: Rabbinic Notions of Text & the Transmission of Knowledge.” 12th Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, Memphis, TN, May 2006.
- “Close Reading” in “From Panel to Gallery: Twelve Digital Writings, One Installation.” Conference on College Composition & Communication Convention, Chicago, IL, March 2006. (Macromedia Flash; under consideration at Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.)
- “In the Company of Men: Cruelty and Law in the Films of Neil LaBute.” 18th Annual Far West Popular and American Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 2006.
- “Neil LaBute and the Shape of Man.” A Symposium in Rhetoric: Rhetoric and Culture, Commerce, Texas, February 25, 2005.
- “The Body and Other Disasters in X-Men: The Movie. ” 13th Annual Far West Popular and American Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 2001.
- “Post Modern Divinity: The Conflation of Culture and God in the Work of Brian Eno.” Craft, Critique, Culture: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Writing in the Academy, Iowa City, Iowa, September 29-October 1, 2000.
- “The Force of the Word: God’s Lack and the Support of Creation.” Third Annual National Lacan Symposium, Chicago, IL, Spring 1999.
- “God the Subject and the Other Bible.” Semiotics Society of America, Toronto, Ontario, Fall 1998.
- “Nabokov and the Possibility of AnOther World.” Semiotics Society of America, Louisville, Kentucky, Fall 1997.
- “Reading, the Masculine: An Orientation of the Community of Readers.” Second Annual National Lacan Symposium, Columbia, MO, Summer 1997.
Teaching at the University of Texas at Arlington:
- Doctoral Students Supervision: 3 students (2 ABD)
- Doctoral Committee Member: 10 students