I attended the University of Louisville as a tennis scholarship player, was included
on the Dean’s List, and after five years, I finally received my bachelors in health. I
thought I was done with school, but things changed, including my appreciation for
higher education. After U.S. Navy boot camp, military administrative training, then the
Naval Reserves as well as gaining knowledge of church, state, and national affairs, I
developed a passion for politics and journalism. I completed a joint masters in public
policy and public affairs journalism while involving myself in political campaigns and
writing/editing copy for publication. In fact, I was an early campaign manager for Bob
McDonnell, who is now the Virginia governor. I’ve written as well as presented many

Desiring to teach ethical principles of politics and media to the next generation, I
purposed to complete my Ph.D. in political communication. My Ph.D. dissertation
titled Beyond Ideology was later published, and I have continued to publish writings
about media and culture, become involved in sports, politics, and in the lives of young
people (see, and

During my teaching career, I have taught at the University of Louisville, University
of Kentucky (JCC Campus), University of South Carolina, Furman University
(undergraduate and graduate programs), Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Spring Arbor
University (graduate communication program), and currently am a full professor in mass
communication at North Greenville University.

To communicate with me, please use On a personal note, and
as you can tell from the pictures on my website, besides writing and teaching, I also
enjoy traveling with my wife and visiting friends and relatives. My wife and I live in a modern log home at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with our six kids and six cats.

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