Depending upon whom you ask, John is either a medievalist who thinks he’s a techno-rhetorician or a techno-rhetorician who thinks he’s a medievalist. Either way, he has taught composition, rhetoric, and literature courses at Saint Louis University; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; and Creighton University.
His teaching and research interests include composition studies; the history and theory of rhetoric; Old and Middle English literature and language; orality-literacy studies of oral, manuscript, print, and digital culture; science fiction and fantasy; rhetorical linguistic studies; and the teaching of English. He approaches English Studies as the study of language, literature, and culture. He is a member of NCTE and CCCC and is on the CCCC Committee on Computers in Composition and Communication.