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Work experience

Aug 1994Present

Asst. Professor of English

I teach courses in Renaissance literature, the history of rhetoric, Mormon studies, and film. Closely affiliated with the Harold B. Lee Library, I have co-developed digital scholarly resources as a principal part of my publishing.


Aug 1989Jul 1994





I am a digital evangelist with conventional credentials in higher education. I teach, I publish electronically, and I explore and critique both traditional and new media modes of publishing.

Digital Projects

The Forest of Rhetoric

My award-winning resource for the subject of rhetoric. Active since 1996. Millions of hits.

Mormon Literature & Creative Artshttp://MormonLit.lib.byu.eduA database I designed and maintain. I've trained 100 people for the research, data entry, and administration of the site since 2003

Academic Websites & Resourceshttp://burton.byu.eduPowerPoints, Bibliographies, and other digital resources used in teaching and researching rhetoric, composition, Mormon studies, and film.