I teach courses in writing, rhetoric, and new media in the English Department at Belmont University. I received my PhD from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. My research interests include Kenneth Burke and music, sonic rhetorics, and new media composition. In addition, I have enjoyed leading short term study abroad programs to Italy, Japan, and the Cascade Mountains in Southern Oregon. Alongside my academic work, I have a passion for video production, photography, cooking, and web design, and I also enjoy studying the contemporary Greek language. I live in Nashville, TN, with my beautiful and talented wife Christy.