Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies, University of Florida (May 2020)
M.A. in English, Auburn University (2014)
B.A. in English, University of Montevallo (2010)
Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island (2020-Present)
Department of Writing & Rhetoric (Primary Appointment)
Department of Natural Resources Science (Secondary Appointment)
Faculty Affiliate, Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences
Writing the Environment in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: The Ecological Awareness of Early Scribes of Nature. Co-edited with Steven Petersheim. Lexington Books, 2015.
Featured Articles & Book Chapters (Recent & Selected)
“Tracking Memes in the Wild: Visual Rhetoric and Image Circulation in Environmental Communication.” Co-Authored with Aaron Beveridge, Hannah MacDonald, Abbey Greene, and Julian Garrison. Frontiers in Communication (Science & Environmental Communication section), https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fcomm.2022.883278/
“Trees, Anti-Advocacy, and Visual Rhetoric in Truax (A Parody of The Lorax),” invited submission for EcoComix: Essays on the Environment in Comics and Graphic Novels. Ed. Sidney I. Dobrin. McFarland, 2020.
“(Re)Placing the Rhetoric of Scale: Ecoliteracy, Networked Writing, and MEmorial Mapping.” Mediating Nature: The Role of Technology in Ecological Literacy. Eds. Sidney I. Dobrin and Sean Morey. Routledge, October, 2019, doi.org/10.4324/9780429399121-6.
“Sylvan Rhetorics: Roots and Branches of More-Than-Human Publics.” Rhetoric Review, February 2019, vol. 38 no. 1, pp. 63-78, https://doi.org/10.1080/07350198.2019.1549408 [Awarded the 2020 CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Award in the category of Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication].
“Plato’s Apocalyptic Rhetoric: Interpreting Bioregionalism in the Critias-Timaeus Dialogues.” ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Summer 2016, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 548-563, https://doi.org/10.1093/isle/isw049.
Public & Creative Writing
Losing the Dog (Poetry Collection). Salmon Poetry, Forthcoming March 2023.
Reflections on the Dark Water (Poetry Collection). Solomon & George, 2016.
Poetry Journals & Anthologies (Selected from 50+)
“Writer's Retreat” Southern Review. Summer 2022.
“Sandhill Cranes” Southern Poetry Review. Fall 2020 (58.1).
“Tree Cutter’s Song” and “Three Chicken Day.” Asheville Poetry Review. Spring 2020 (26/27.1).
“Deep Fade,” “At Heaven's Dirty Riverbank,” and “Trace.” Mountains Piled upon Mountains: Contemporary Appalachian Nature Writing in the Anthropocene. Ed. Jessica Cory. West Virginia UP, 2019.
“Bird Clock” and “Flyover.” Tar River Poetry. Fall 2019 (59.1).
“Sunfall with Bat House.” North American Review. Winter 2019 (304.1).
“Driving Home from the Psychiatric Hospital.” Prairie Schooner. Spring 2019 (93.1). Reprinted in A Tether to this World: Mental Health Recovery Stories. Main Street Rag Press, 2021. Available Open Access via Project MUSE.
“Pastoral.” Crab Orchard Review. Fall 2018 (23.2).
Senior Fellow, Coastal Institute, University of Rhode Island (2021-present).
CCCC/NCTE’s Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication. For “Deep Mapping for Environmental Communication Design” (2022).
Residency, Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, Fairhope, AL (Summer 2020).
CCCC/NCTE’s Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication. For “Sylvan Rhetorics: Roots and Branches of More-Than-Human Publics” (2020).
Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of Florida (Fall 2019).
Graduate Teaching Award, Department of English, University of Florida (Spring 2018).
Graduate School Research Fellowship, University of Florida (Fall 2015-Summer 2019).
Graduate Teaching Award, Department of English, Auburn University (Spring 2014).
Harper Travel Award, South-Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (Spring 2013).
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Auburn University (Fall 2012-Spring 2014).
$5,000. PI. Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 2021.
$750,000. Co-PI. Tolani Olagundoye (PI), Alissa Cox, Christina DiCenzo, Michelle Fontes, Madison Jones, Becky Sartini, Christine Turenius-Bell, Kate Venturini. Rhode Island Agriculture and Food Systems Fellowship Program (RIAFSFP). National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2022-2026.
“Sylvan Rhetorics, Anti-Advocacy, and Visual Communication in Truax (A Parody of The Lorax)” Conference on Communication and Environment. Online (June 2020).
“Better Metaphors: Rhetorical Ecologies and Decolonial Posthumanism.” American Society for the History of Rhetoric sponsored panel. National Communication Association. Indianapolis, IN (November 2020).
“Deep Mapping for Environmental Communication Design” Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology Virtual Pre-Conference at the National Communication Association Conference (November 2020).
“Sylvan Rhetorics: Roots and Branches of More-than-Human Publics.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA (March 2019).
“Reinventing Place in an Era of Climate Change.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN (May 2018).
“EcoTour: Digital Rhetoric and Local Spaces.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference. Minneapolis, MN (May 2018).
“(Re)Placing Scale.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MI (April 2018).
“Articulate Detroit (ASLE Subvention-Grant walking tour).” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Conference. Detroit, MI (June 2017).
“Augmented Reality and Digital Activism.” University of North Florida (Fall 2017).
“Ecopoetics and Digital Publishing” (via Skype). Texas State University (Fall 2015).
“Why Major in English Studies?” University of Montevallo (Spring 2015).
Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine
College Composition and Communication
Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication
National Council of Teachers of English
Rhetoric Society of America