Cory is a 4th year Ph.D. in the School of Journalism with a focus on media sociology. He defended his dissertation this semester wherein he explored the meanings of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan as conveyed through the New York Times.

Cory spent 20 years in the U.S. Army where he learned to appreciate written and oral communication, near and far term planning, efficient systems and effective processes, and concise standard operation procedures. His favorite books on writing are:

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by David Zinsser

Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynn Truss

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, by Stephen King

Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft by Brooks Landon and The Great Courses

Write Tight: Say Exactly What You Mean with Precision and Power by William Brohaugh

APA Style Guide, 7th Edition by the American Psychological Association

Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition by University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

At home, Cory is reading Wicked with his spouse, The Lord of the Rings with his son, and The Arabian Nights with his daughter. On his own time, he is reading The Iliad along with books on the Trojan War and Greek myth.