Adam G. Hughes is an Assistant Professor of Communication & Essential Studies in the Department of Communication, Music, Art, & Theatre at Chadron State College, where he teaches a variety of communication courses and studies rhetoric, media, and technology. Under the guidance of advisor Dr. Antonio de Velasco, Dr. Hughes recently completed the rhetoric & media studies Ph.D. program in the Department of Communication at the University of Memphis, graduating in December 2022. His dissertation, titled “Glitched Rhetorics: Online Deliberation of New Technology”, examines the digital rhetorics employed in public deliberation of the prominent virtual assistant Alexa and the first cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Previously, Dr. Hughes completed the M.A. in Communication at Virginia Tech, where he was advised by Dr. Beth Waggenspack.