Welcome! I am an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver specializing in organizational communication. I am also the Director of the International Studies program. 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.