I am an Associate Professor at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, working in the areas of rhetorical theory and history, community engagement, social justice, professional writing, and disability studies. My book, A Rhetoric of Remnants: Idiots, Half-Wits, and Other State-Sponsored Inventions from SUNY Press can be found here: http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5911-a-rhetoric-of-remnants.aspx.
Rhetoric Review 32.3 (2013). "In Pursuit of the Common Life: Rhetoric and Education at the New York State Asylum for 'Idiots' at Syracuse, 1854–1884"
Epideictic Rhetoric and the Reinvention of Disability: A Study of Ceremony at the New York State Asylum for “Idiots”
Octalog III: The Politics of Historiography in 2010
"What Has Become of Jimmy Thornton?": The Rhetoric(s) of Letter-Writing at The New York State Asylum for Idiots, 1855-1866
Rhetoric, Ethos, and Unease: Re-negotiation of the 'Normal' in the Classroom and on the Quad
Staring Back: The Rhetorical Fitness and Self-Fashioning of Lavinia Warren and Ann E. Leak, Nineteenth Century Side Show Performers
"Protest Narratives In Nursing Homes: Rhetorical Facility in the Production of Life Writing"
'Friction in Our Machinery:'Rhetorical Education at the New York State Asylum at Syracuse, 1854-1884.
Using Disability Studies Theory to Change Disability Services: A Case Study In Activism.