Academic interests

In brief, my interests are really three-fold. I've always been interested in individuals' behavioral motivations in a broader social context. In other words why do people do the things they do? This is in part due to my background in Psychology. As a Communication Studies scholar my area of focus is on interpersonal communication, in particular; day to day minutiae, ones' background and experiences with other, shaping factors such as major achievements & loss/disappointment; generally speaking I'm interested in people's relational lives. Last but certainly not least, I'm passionately invested and interested in the psychological and communicative well-being of LGBTQ community. As a member of the community and advocate I'm quite interested in issues related to minority statues in our culture including not just sexual minorities but racial minorities as well.


Course instruction at IUPUI include: Interpersonal Communication (C180) The Art of Public Speaking (R110) Mass Media and Contemporary Culture (M150) Communicating Queer Identity (G391)


Sigueme "Follow Me" Lifetime Award - March 24, 2013 Favorite Professor Award by IUPUI student athletes - 2013 Favorite Professor Award by Jaguar Forensics Team 2012, 2013