Welcome to the School of Communication.

Joseph Zompetti

Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 303.Sec 001 Controversy And Contemporary SocietyDownload Syllabus
  • COM 371.Sec 001 Political CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • COM 496.Sec 001 Seminar In Rhetorical TheoryDownload Syllabus
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • I teach courses in civic engagement, rhetoric, and argumentation. My courses usually involve aspects of rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, critical theory, cultural studies, civic engagement and social movement theories and magic.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • My research interests include the rhetoric of Sacco & Vanzetti, the rhetoric of Dante, Gramsci, civic engagement, rhetorical theory and criticism, and the rhetoric of magic.
  • Ph D Communication / Rhetoric - 1998
  • Wayne State University
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Cesar Chavez’s Rhetorical Strategies of Resistance
  • MA Communication - 1995
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Symbolic Meanings and Motives: Social Justice in the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
  • BA Political Science - 1993
  • Butler University
  • Indianapolis
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Sri Lanka: Colonialism and Conflict
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Zompetti, J., Hunt, S. K., McDade, J., Asbury, B., & Hammond, G. (2008). Advancing the discipline: Expanding the role of communication in civic and political engagement through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) ($10,000, funded). Cross Endowed Chair for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant, Illinois State University.
  • Zompetti, J. P. (2018, February). Fulbright Specialist Grant to Kyrgyzstan.
  • Zompetti, J. P. (2015, July). Fulbright Specialist Grant to Brazil.
  • ISU Internationalization Award for Global Learning
  • OISP
  • 2016
  • Janice Witherspoon Neuleib Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • CAS
  • 2016
  • University Teaching Award nominee
  • 2015
  • Fulbright Specialist Grant
  • 2015
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dossey Teaching award nominee
  • 2013
  • University Teaching Award
  • 2013
  • University Teaching Award
  • 2011