My scholarly research considers how digital processes impact the composition and distribution of writing. On the composition side, I investigate ways to enrich undergraduate writing curricula with digital assignments and experiential learning strategies. On the distribution side, I examine how algorithmic ranking procedures and information retrieval processes have impacted scholarly research practices and notions of literary value. I also regularly write for public audiences.

Scholarly Writing

Edited Books

Haunted By Waters: The Future of Memory and the Red River Flood of 1997. Edited by David Haeselin, The Digital Press @ the University of North Dakota, 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“Teaching as Troubleshooting: What I Learned About Digital Pedagogy Behind the Wheel of a Beet Truck.”  Hybrid Pedagogy. 2 March 2016.

“Welcome to the Indexed World: Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge and The Things Search Engines Will Not Find.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 10 February 2017.

“Beyond the Borders of the Page: Mapping the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. 11 June 2018.

“Digging In.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies. (Forthcoming, February 2019)

“The Fastest Hunk of Junk in the Galaxy: Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Archetypal Reboot.” Extrapolation. (Under Review: Revise and Resubmit)


Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries

Media and Book History

“The Concordance.” ArchBook: Architectures of the Book. 1 February 2017.

“Dead Trees, or Dead Formats?” electronic book review. 4 November 2010.

Public and Multimodal Writing

Scientific Writing for Public Audience

“Science for Everyone” Videos, Center for Regional Climate Studies, North Dakota EPSCoR.

Essays in an Edited Collection.

“Bookish.” Codex by Micah Bloom, The Digital Press @ the University of North Dakota, 2017.

Creative Non-Fiction

“Lost & Found: On Seth Kantner.” Tin House Online.  22 March 2018.

“Give us Today.”  The Los Angeles Review of Books. 29 December 2016.


“No Excuses: An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen.”  Post45. 11 April 2017.

“Earth First, Then Mars: An Interview with Kim Stanley Robinson.” Public Books. 15 June 2016.