teaching

  • Professor, Aug. 2006-present
  • Associate Professor, Aug. 1996 - 2006
  • Assistant Professor, Aug. 1990 - Aug. 1996, NC State University

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Survey of Rhetorical Theory
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Ethical Issues in Communication
  • Communication and Gender
  • Critical Analysis of Organizational Communication
  • Presentational Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Experimental Course in Speaking and Writing
  • Visual Rhetoric

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Rhetorical Criticism: Theory and Practice
  • Communication Consulting
  • Critical and Cultural Approaches to Organizational Communication
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric and Digital Media

Adviser for Doctoral Dissertations

Committee Chair:
Reanimating memory: The Prospects of Memory in a Digital Age, Jason Kalin, Doctoral Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2012.

Visual Research: Introducing a Schema for Methodologies and Contexts, Kelly Martin, Doctoral Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2011.

Identification and Disidentification in Organizational Discourse: A Metaphor Analysis of E-mail Communication at Enron, Anna K. Turnage, Doctoral Program in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2010.

The Rhetoric of Immersion in Video Game Technologies, Shaun Cashman, Doctoral Program in Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2010.

The Connection Between Michel Foucault’s Discursive Forms and the Construction of Scientific Knowledge: A Case Study of AIDs-related Discourse, J. Edward Berkhoff, M.S. Technical Communication, Technical Communication Graduate Program, North Carolina State University, 1996.

Voices in the Debate on Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Metaphoric Analysis, Elizabeth S. Spragins, M.S. Technical Communication, (Published under the title: Metaphoric Analysis of the Debate on Physician Assisted Suicide by Symposium Studies, 54), Technical Communication Graduate Program, North Carolina State University, 1995.

Churchill’s Rhetoric of Anti-Appeasement, Kevin Orfield, M.A. English, Master's Program in English at North Carolina State University, 1993.

Committee Member:
The Sounds of Rhetoric, the Rhetoric of Sound: Listening and Composing the Auditory Realm, Kati Fargo, Ph.D., Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, North Carolina State University, 2012.

A Semiotic Phenomenology of Visual Rhetoric: Residential Experience of Environmental Visual Objects and Their Perception for the Cultural Vitality of Public Housing, Magdy Ma, Ph.D. Information and Graphic Design, Graphic Design Doctoral Program at North Carolina State University, 2008.

Masters Committees

  • Chair, Jon Pharr, M.S., Communication, 2009
  • Chair, Kellee Brown Beach, M.S., Communication, 2007
  • Chair, Nicholas Temple, M.S. Communication, 2007
  • Chair, Ruth Currin, M.S., Communication, 2006
  • Chair, Raymond Riordan, M.S., Communication, 2006
  • Chair, Anna Turnage, M.S., Communication, 2006
  • Chair, Stephanie Collins, M.S. Communication, 2005
  • Chair, Shana Keaveny, M.S. Communication, 2005
  • Member, Katherine Hayes, M.S. Communication, 2009
  • Member, Emily Tilman,, M.S. Communication, 2009
  • Member, Daniel Kim, M.S. Communication, 2008
  • Member, Vandana Bhagtani, M.S. Communication, 2007
  • Member, Jennifer Hadra, M.S. Communication, 2007
  • Member, Kelly Norris, M.S. Communication, 2007
  • Member, Whitney Chambers, M.S. Communication, thesis option, 2006
  • Member, Amy Otterson, M.S. Communication, 2005
  • Member, Catherine Jill Koethcke, M.S. Communication, 2004
  • Member, Shibani Ivy Das, M.S. Technical Communication, 1999

    Faculty Adviser:
    Undergraduate Honors Research Papers
  • 4 presented at Southern States Communication Association annual conferences
  • 4 presented at the Depauw undergraduate Honors Conference
  • 1 presented at the NC State Undergraduate Honors Research Symposium
  • 6 presented at the Lambda Pi Eta ndergraduate Research Conference

    Visiting Professor:
    Spring 1992, Department of Speech Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Organizational Communication

 

selected course syllabi

newspaperdownload syllabus:
visual rhetoric graduate
pdf

download syllabus:
human communication ethics
pdf

download syllabus:
communication consulting
pdf

download syllabus:
rhetoric and digital media
pdf


download syllabus:
critical & cultural approaches to
organizational com.
pdf

student created material

rhetoric and iconic photography (Dickerson):
ppt

rhetoric and the body (Gruber):
pptx


memory, identity,
commemoration & consumption (Rash):
ppt


memorials & material rhetoric (Martin):
ppt

Swales' introduction move
pdf


multimodality (Fargo):
ppt

digital remembrance (Kalin):
pptx

teaching philosophy

crossroads download:
teaching philosophy
(coming soon)