Faculty, Director of Forensics and Debate
Dr. Packer’s research interests span a wide variety of topics. He has written on the rhetoric of alien life, video games, social movements, and philosophical pessimism. He has taught debate in China and the United States at a variety of institutions.
Packer, J. Alien Life and Human Purpose: A Rhetorical Examination through History. Lexington Books (2015).
Packer, J. “What Makes an Orc? Racial Cosmos and Emergent Narrative in World of Warcraft.” Games and Culture, 9. 2 (2014): 83-101.
Packer, J. “How Much Jail Time? Returning Women to the Abortion Debate.” Argumentation and Advocacy, 50. 2 (2013): 89-103.
MA: Wake Forest University
BA: University of Mary Washington
Courses Taught• Video Games and Communication
• Intro to Debate
• Practicum in Debate Forensics