I am a New Orleans native who has lived in Arkansas for nearly three decades.  I miss the food and the music down home, but with great friends and wonderfully supportive administrators here at Henderson State University I'll probably stay in the natural state a bit longer.  The Huie Library at HSU has an extensive collection of graphic novels and Comics Studies literature that supports my teaching and research.  Everyone from Eisner to McCloud to Sacco has visited the campus.
Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Louisiana State University, 1990
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Rhetorical Theory, Comics Studies, Communication Criticism, Persuasion
Personal Interests
I travel more than I can afford and eat more than I should.  I am always seeking new locales to explore and searching for a good shrimp po-boy north of Alexandria, Louisiana.  My work requires that I read a lot of comic books and graphic novels, yet I endeavor to persevere.