Scholar | teacher | leader | advocate

Hi, I’m patrick.

Researcher of news literacy; journalism education and professionalization, ethics, and practice; and deviance, sex, and sexuality issues.

Instructor of journalism, teaching ethics, law, and journalism and visual communication skills courses.

Former high school teacher, journalism mentor, and program director.

Champion for the voiceless.


I BELIEVE THAT EVERYTHING THAT CONTRADICTS CAN COEXIST IN HARMONY.



About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate and the inaugural Easton Graduate Teaching Fellow in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. My work centers on finding a pathway toward more just and equitable futures in journalism and media practice. My time as a high school teacher and journalism advisor helped shape my desire to be a voice for the voiceless in my teaching, service, and research. Because of my years in the classroom, I bring a transformative pragmatist approach to my work.