There's a lot of mystery in the world. I think I like not knowing better sometimes.
- Albion CollegeProfessor of Communication Studies, 2009 - present
- Michigan State UniversityTeaching & Research Assistant, 2005 - 2009
The things I am working on, or find interesting in a teaching or research manner will be posted here.
Research: Games and learning, communication as complex adaptive system, sport communication
Teaching: Media literacy, entertainment media, social media, games, sport communication
- Washington State UniversityCommunication, B.A., M.A., 2000 - 2005
- Michigan State UniversityCommunication, Ph.D., 2005 - 2012
College sports leaders say major NCAA overhaul imminent | SI.com
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Why Malcolm Gladwell Matters (And Why That's Unfortunate)
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Study: Moving Backward Alters Our Perception of Time
We perceive the future as closer than the past. Except for when we're moving in reverse.
Preseason Camp Update: Spartans Practice in Full Pads for First Time - M...
Players and coaches have repeatedly cited the intensity of the first few days of preseason practice. But it was raised to another level on W
Video Game Advertising and the Virtual Product Experience
I became interested in in-game advertising for a third reason, though--the opportunity it affords for virtual product experiences. Instead o
The Humble Indie Bundle #3 (pay what you want for five awesome indie games)
Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, and Linux.