Welcome! I am an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver specializing in organizational communication. My research intersects the fields of organizational discourse and security. From 2001 to 2005, I served in management positions for a Washington, DC-based provider of analytical support services to U.S. and international clients in government and industry. Since 2005, I have been affiliated with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) – a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-funded Center of Excellence based at the University of Maryland. My research has been published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Intelligence and National Security and the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence. I have won awards for scholarship from the National Communication Association and the Western States Communication Association.