As a scholar of American political rhetoric I write about America's history of citizenship and how what we've thought about how citizens can act politically in the past has informed citizen apathy and disengagement today. As a teacher of college-age citizens I use the classroom as a forum for learning the skills necessary to enable a lifetime of active citizenship. All of my courses emphasize critical thinking and political engagement.
I have taught 17 different courses at Texas A&M University. Through my classes my students have: