I am an assistant professor of American politics and the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) at Gallaudet University. My research revolves around how people try to get more of what they want in public life with absolutist reasoning and sacred rhetoric. In particular, I’m interested in the strategic dilemmas of ideological and tribal narratives.

Before taking up my current position, I was men’s basketball and women’s basketball head coach at Gallaudet.  I attended California School for the Deaf in Fremont before earning my BA from Gallaudet, my MA from American University, and my second MA and PhD in American Politics from Catholic University of America.

When I am not teaching, reading, writing, or rooting for the Bison and the Knicks, I give talks and lead workshops on strategic interactionism, identity politics, political rhetoric, social movement framing, the culture wars, and civic engagement.