- Ph.D., Rhetoric/Philosophy, Bowling Green State University, 2000
- Master of Arts, English/Creative Writing, Indiana State University, 1997
- Bachelor of Arts, English/Religion, Otterbein College, 1992
Area of Expertise/Research
- Classical and Comparative Rhetoric
- Navajo Studies
- Comparative Metaphysics
"Thought, Utterance, Power: Toward a Rhetoric of Magic." Philosophy and Rhetoric. 44.1: 52-71
"Rhetoric, Reality, and Ritual: How Diné rhetoric can restore classical rhetoric’s epistemic promise" Proceedings of the 19th Navajo Studies Conference. Forthcoming
Writing the Self: A Phenomenological Approach to the Composition Process. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller: 2008.
- 2012 - "Rhetoric, Reality, and Ritual: How Dine rhetoric can restore classical rhetoric's epistemic promise." Presented at the 19th Navajo Studies Conference: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- 2012 - "Thinking and Speaking the Circle: Symbolic Action in Navajo Rhetoric." Rhetoric Society of America Conference: Philadelphia, PA.