I am an adjunct English professor at BYU-Idaho and a prospective graduate student interested in rhetoric and composition, feminist theory, contemporary religious discourse, and print culture. I'm also a husband, father, and writer. I've put together this site to represent the whole person at the intersection of those two selves. Here, you'll find my resumé, writing portfolio, blog, and personal philosophy.
I live at the level of my thinking. If I can't recognize clichés, I exist in them. If I can't recognize ideology, I buy into it. If I can't tolerate contradiction, I ignore others. Opening my mind means living more expansively.
I think at the level of my language. If I can't articulate an idea, I can't think it. If I don't know a word, I don't know a concept. If I can't separate my reactions, tastes, and judgements from my culture, I inherit the ideas and ideals of a language that is deeply gendered, racialized, and otherwise exclusive.
As an individual, I am committed to reading closely, thinking critically, and working for a world based on inclusion and acceptance.
As a writer, I am committed to revealing prejudice, deconstructing privilege, and changing paradigms through criticism, creative writing, and curriculum.