Faculty & Staff

MFA-Forensics, Class of 2014
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Thesis: "It's Not About You": Exploring the Liminal Experiences of Graduate Forensic Coaches

BA General Communication, Class of 2011
University of Northern Iowa


I am a new member of the Communication faculty here at Truman State University. I am also serving as the Director of Individual Events for the Truman Forensic Union. I grew up in Iowa and attended UNI for my BA in Communication, where I fell in love with the study of the spoken word. I went on to graduate school at Minnesota State University, Mankato and earned my MFA-Forensics. My research primarily focuses on forensics (speech/debate) as an opportunity for experiential communication education, but I also enjoy digging into gender communication, identity performance, and some modern critical rhetoric. I am so thrilled that I have this opportunity to be a part of the Truman community and I'm looking forward to the coming year!