Jason's interest in Speech Communication originated from active involvement in academic debate during his undergraduate studies. This experience naturally steered him towards an interest in rhetoric and public affairs. He completed his studies for his M.A. at Texas State University in San Marcos Texas with an emphasis on Kenneth Burke and political communication. Jason has also instructed at Baylor University as the Assistant Director of Debate. Jason began his studies at UGA in the Fall of 2010 and his interests now center on the rhetoric of science and religion as well as a continued interest in public argumentation.