Research and Journalism


“A New Kid in Primetime: What Speechless Has to Say” in Beginning with Disability: A Primer, Routledge, 2017

Review of Nathan Deuel’s Friday Was the Bomb in American Book Review 35:4

Review of Stewart Gray’s Haylow in American Book Review 38:1

“On PayDay” in Breaking Off a Piece 
Over 13 million Americans had lost their jobs since the beginning of the financial crisis. The Hollywood men named their bar PayDay.

Short Story Month Feature: “A Fine Son” by Roald Dahl
The Missouri Review Blog, May 2013


Pleasure Reading: Playboy’s Literary Fiction
Master’s Thesis, University of Missouri, May 2013
Playboy’s fiction represents a unique meeting place between postwar literary authors and the American public, and its stories trace the narrative of the individual’s prominence in both the literature and popular culture of the 20th century. 

Contributing Editor for Beginning with Disability: A Primer, Routledge, 2017

Peer Reviewer for Electronic Book Review, Spring 2017


Vox Magazine, July 2009
Was I “fully satisfied” after stepping out of the shower? I still wished for well-defined abs and a degree in engineering. My level of satisfaction could have been higher. So I did what any reasonable customer would do. I complained about the body wash.

“Gasconade County in Handcuffs.”, April 2010
An investigation into one of two Missouri counties without its own jail. Gasconade County prisoners were held in a jail in Cuba, Mo., far from family and court appearances.

“All Wright After All.”, November 2009
A profile of two brothers who starred on the football field after losing their father to multiple sclerosis.

“Seeing Life.”The Columbia Missourian, January 2008
When MU anthropology professor Reed Wadley learned he had a rare form of sarcoma, his desire to beat the disease was second only to his will to return to his work and teaching.