Academic interests

Research at the interface of public history and applied communication studies, especially community and local history of the famine-era Achill Mission, village of Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland


External Examiner, Level 7 Diploma in Community Inclusive Practice Facilitation (Special Education Needs), University of Limerick, Ireland


numerous articles, book chapters, and essays


Co-founder and past chair, Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association