I’ve two book projects underway, the first on how one might come to know whales, and the second on how teachers of writing as a field might rethink the role of student writing within composition studies. The divide between those two topics—whales and pedagogy—reflects how my work is often two-stranded, attending to both the general public and to the academy.

My writing for a general audience explores a wide range of topics: baseball, the inherited language of prayer, the role of reading and writing in everyday life, and (most importantly) whales. These essays have appeared in The Seattle Times, The Millions, Inside Higher Ed, and Out There Outdoors, as well as Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal; Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies; enculturation: a journal of rhetoric, writing, and culture; and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.

My scholarly writing concerns the teaching of writing, and these essays have appeared in College Composition and Communication, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Teaching English in the Two-Year College, among other places.

For a full list of publications, see my Curriculum Vitæ.