I describe my work to non-academic friends and family as being equivalent to peer-reviewed WIRED articles. My work is largely composed of case studies that examine the implications of different machine learning and big data applications and methodological papers that explore how we can push humanities methods to better critically analyze media and communications technologies.
I'm a first-generation college student from Canton, Ohio and former professional graphic and web designer. I hold a BA from Walsh University, an MA in Literary and Textual Studies from Bowling Green State University, and a PhD in Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media from NC State University.
I currently serve as Assistant Professor in the English Department and Cultural Studies PhD Program at George Mason University, where I teach courses on media studies, science and technology studies, cultural studies, internet studies, film studies, and science fiction.