Kenneth Rufo holds a PhD in speech-communication from the University of Georgia. His work focuses on the intersection of media, rhetoric, and politics, with a special emphasis on the subject of “media ecology,” a term that describes the ways in which the media environment shapes who we are as individuals, how our societies operate, and what means of persuasion are available. He has published work in a variety of academic journals, including Critical Studies in Media Communication, Argumentation & Advocacy, Explorations in Media Ecology, and Rhetoric & Public Affairs. He has worked as a freelance writer and social media consultant, as well as a full-time father.